Valentine’s Day Romantic Comedy: Harold Lloyd in “Girl Shy”
The Poor Boy (Harold Lloyd) is a bashful tailor’s apprentice who longs to be a published author. Heading for the city to sell his romantic anthology, he encounters the Rich Girl (Jobyna Ralston) on a train, and he helps her hide her dog from the conductor. Excited about a budding romance, the Poor Boy goes off to a publisher and gets rejected. Disheartened, he gives up on the Rich Girl. However, when the publisher changes his mind, the Poor Boy tries to rekindle the spark of romance..
Jeff Rapsis is a New Hampshire-based musician and composer who specializes in creating live music for silent film screenings. Over the past 15 years, he has accompanied more than 1,000 screenings in New England, around the nation, and in Europe. Notable recent appearances include the Cleveland Cinematheque, the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum in San Francisco; the Harvard Film Archive in Cambridge, Mass.; and the Cinema Museum in London, England. In 2019, Jeff accompanied a silent film program at Tanglewood, summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. As a composer, his Kilimanjaro Suite for Large Orchestra was premiered in 2017 by the N.H. Philharmonic Orchestra. A long-time journalist and editor, Jeff co-founded and is co-owner of the Hippo, the region’s weekly entertainment guide. When not accompanying silent films, Jeff is executive director of the Aviation Museum of N.H. at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. For more information, visit www.jeffrapsis.com