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PASSED BY THE NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW
ROBERT A. GOLDEN
Edited by T.J. CRIZER
Titles by H.M. WALKER
For Your Approval -
THE BOY HAROLD LLOYD
THE GIRL MILDRED DAVIS
THE PAL BILL STROTHER
THE LAW NOAH YOUNG
THE FLOORWALKER WESTCOTT B. CLARKE
The Boy –
He has seen the sun rise for the last time in Great Bend —
Before taking the long, long journey.
"Mother, Mildred has promised to come to the city, and marry me – Just as soon as I've made good."
"Oh, Harold, It would just break my heart if you failed –––
––– I Know I'll get nothing but good news from you."
After a few months –
"Limpy Bill," the Boy's pal-
One pocketbook between them – usually empty —
"What good is a lavalier without a chain – She can't sew it on."
"I know it, Bill - I'll get the chain, all right – the very first money I can scrape up."
Uncle Ike's Pawn Shop
1110 HESTER STREET
May 5, 1922
Twelve Dollars, $12.00
Loans become due one month after date. All loans by the month. The pledgee not to be responsible for any loss by robbery, fire, water, the act of God or the public enemy. UNCLE IKE'S PAWN SHOP
NOTICE—Instructions—This receipt WILL NOT BE HONORED BY US unless signed by person who left above described goods. PERSONS desiring goods shipped to them can send this receipt to us properly signed, together with amount due, and we will promptly forward same. OR THIS RECEIPT, properly signed, can be placed with Wells Fargo & Co. Express and they will collect and forward goods to you. Twenty-five cents charges for packaging.
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"Oh, pal – She's just got to believe that I'm successful – until I am."
"If we'd had more records I could 'a' got the chain, too."
Rent for two weeks $14 00
There were certain days of the week when she could be sure of a letter from him. There were Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday —
This little caught my eye, and I thought you might like it. The pattern of the chain did not quite suit me, so I left it with the Tiffany expert to be altered.
My position with the De Vore Department Store grows in responsibility every day. My progress has been simply marvelous.
Be patient a little while longer. I hope to send for you just as soon as I can clear up four or five big business deals.
The Boy was always early - He couldn't have cared more for his job if it had been a position -
DE VORE DEPT. STORE
"Keep on bein' earlier every mornin', son, an' you'll be President – or a night watchman."
The longest year The Boy ever spent–in thirty minutes.
No15 "KEEP CLEAN"
"Hey, you! It's all your fault. If you don't get me back in ten minutes I'll lose my job."
"I dunno, my watch has stopped."
"Stop the car at the next corner, please."
AT 830A.M. SHARP
"You'll be lucky if you don't get fired for this!"
ONE O'CLOCK SATURDAY
Mr Stubbs –
Head Floorwalker. Muscle-bound – From patting himself on the back—
Saturday brings two great events – A half holiday, and the pay envelope.
Name HAROLD LLOYD
6 Days@ $ 15.00
ONE O'CLOCK SATURDAY
"I think I like the first pattern you showed me best."
"No - no –Just a sample, please."
El Roi-Tan "Perfect Cigar"
"If it ain't Jim Taylor of Great Bend! You o-l-d rascal! How you have got on in the world _ _ _"
23 "Bill, you'd be surprised at the pull I've got with the cops. I can do anything _ and get
away with it."
24 "I'll prove it to you. I'll kneel down behind, and you shove him over backwards. Then watch me square it."
25 "YOU'LL DO TIME FOR THIS! THE FIRST TIME I LAY EYES
ON YOU AGAIN, I'LL PINCH YOU!"
26 "Shucks, you ain't seen nothin' _ I could climb one sixteen-stories high _ blindfolded."
27 Direct from "Tiffanys" _ via Silverstein & Son.
28 "Don't you think it's dangerous for a young man to be alone in the city, with so much money? _ _ _
29 _ _ _ If I were you, I wouldn't wait. I'd go to him right away."
"I'll do it.
I'll surprise him!"
31 Mother instinct was right. The Boy is in great danger.
32 "_ _ _ 8-9-10-OUT!"
33 "Is this a yard and a half?"
34 "Who dropped that FIFTY DOLLAR BILL?"
35 "Go and adjust your apparel, young man. I shall report you to the General Manager."
36 "Very well, Mr Stubbs. I'll send for the young man."
37 The most wonderful city The Girl has ever seen _ except Great Bend.
"Wrap this, please.
The lady is in a hurry."
39 "We're SO proud of you, Harold, and your w-o-n-d-e-r-f-u-l position."
40 "Must I personally supervise every sale that is made in
41 "Now observe me closely. I will illustrate the correct form of
42 "Oh yes. Our European buyer wants my advice. This is
43 "The idea of working in your shirt sleeves! Think of the shock to our customers _ women of culture and refinement."
44 "Another complaint of this nature, and we will have to get along without your services.
That will be all."
45 "I'm just dying to see your office.
Please let me look."
"But Harold, I DID
want to see your office."
"Well then - just a peek.
But you must promise not to stay."
"BOY! Empty this basket.
Don't let me have to remind
49 "Oh Harold, let me ring one _ And see who it will bring in."
51 _ _ _ I don't wish to be annoyed by any more of your petty complaints about personal appearance _ _ _
52 _ _ _ You know, you're no collar ad. yourself."
53 "That will be all."
I try them out every day."
55 "Open your mouth and shut your eyes _ _ _"
Get some water, quick!"
57 "And just think _ You've made money enough already for our little home."
58 "I must have left my purse in your office. Won't you please
get it for me."
59 "I'd give a thousand dollars _ to anyone _ for a new idea _ One that would attract an enormous crowd to our store."
60 "Something is wrong with our exploitation! We simply are not getting the publicity that our position in the commercial world
61 "Will you give me a thousand dollars, sir - if - if - I can draw hundreds of people to
62 "Let's give the boy a chance. Think of the publicity in the newspapers. The De Vore Department Store will be all over the front pages."
63 "Will you climb the Bolton Building _ twelve floors _ for five hundred dollars?"
64 "Say, for five hundred dollars I'd climb to Heaven, an' hang by my heels from the pearly gates."
65 "Mrs Van Buren, have this young man send your car home. I'll be so glad to have you ride over to the
club with me."
"Darling, dreams do come true.
We'll be married tomorrow."
67 "I'll send you to the hotel
in the car. Meet me here tomorrow at 3."
68 "Take this young lady to her hotel _ And Mrs Van Buren says you're through for the
69 "Good bye, darling. Tomorrow will be our lucky day."
70 The "Lucky Day" The press agent had been told to flood the town _
He submerged it.
71 "Look! Thish guy ain't got any face. They mustta run outta ink."
72 BOLTON BUILDING As the "big hour"
73 "Where does this bird
"You lay low.
Maybe I can ditch him."
75 "Meet my lady frien' - From the Follies."
76 "There's only one way out. You climb to the second floor, an' duck through the window. Then I'll put on your coat an' hat, an' go the rest of the way. They'll never know the difference."
77 "Go on, you can do it.
Only o-n-e floor."
"I'M the Mystery Man.
I wanted to surprise you."
79 "You'll have to go one more floor _
till I ditch the cop."
80 "Why dontcha take that net
off? It's in your way."
81 "You've gotta keep on goin'
_ till I ditch the cop."
82 "Young man, don't you know you
might fall and get hurt?"
83 "Come on, just this one floor,
an' you'll be through."
"You BE THERE,
or I will be THROUGH."
85 "Great! You got the right idea,
kid. That's the best one you've pulled yet."
86 "Make this next floor faster. I'm having a little difficulty in ditching the cop."
87 "Get out of here!
Don't you know
the dog might fall?"
88 [in very small type] "I'll be right back __ Soon as I ditch the cop."