Thursday, January 20, 2011
Sidewalk Elevator - "Hot Water" - 1924
It’s been a long time since we featured that wonderful invention and movie prop, the sidewalk elevator. Not seen since this post from nearly three years ago. Three years without another sidewalk elevator?! It’s been agonizing, hasn’t it?
I’ve been searching for one (high and low, you might say), and constantly came up empty time after time. Even “Shane”, from last week’s post, surprisingly, did not feature a sidewalk elevator.
At last, our dry spell is over. Here is the reliable Harold Lloyd in “Hot Water” (1924). The proud owner of a new auto, he takes it for a spin, and as you can see in this series of captures, accidentally parks on a sidewalk elevator.
Enjoy. Now I have to go look for another one.