Art: It's Tremendous

The sign on the bathroom door was underlined in uncompromising red: "Please keep door shut. Keep out of this room—and I mean it. KEEP OUT—H.L." The initials stood for Harold Lloyd, filmdom's famed funnyman, but this time Funnyman Lloyd was not joking—at least not out loud. At 58, he has turned serious part-time artist, and he was about to hold his first one-man show. No one could blame him for being protective about the 40-odd paintings cached away in one of the bathrooms of his 22-room Beverly Hills mansion.

Painter Lloyd concentrates on color. "We live in a world of color," he...

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