$10 Silent Film Night – Girl Shy
Girl Shy is a 1924 romantic comedy silent film starring Harold Lloyd and Jobyna Ralston. The movie was written by Sam Taylor, Tim Whelan and Ted Wilde and was directed by Fred C. Newmeyer and Taylor.
Harold Meadows (Lloyd) is a tailor’s apprentice for his uncle in Little Bend, California. He is so shy around women that he can barely speak to them (to stop his stuttering, his uncle has to blow a whistle). Despite this, Harold writes a “how to” book for young men entitled The Secret of Making Love, detailing how to woo different types of young women, such as “the vampire” and “the flapper”, and takes a train to see a publisher in Los Angeles.
Live accompaniment provided by Chicagoland’s premiere organist Jay Warren!