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Silent Visions: 03/17/14
Silent Visions by John Bengtson is the third book to trace the history of early Hollywood through the locations where the films were shot. The previous two cover the films of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. Silent Visions does the same with Harold Lloyd's films.
Each page of Silent Visions has a still or stills from a Harold Lloyd film (and sometimes multiple films), and when the location still exists, a photograph showing how it looks now. For traveling shots, there's often also a map with locations highlighted and linked to relevant frames from the movie.
For silent film enthusiasts and/or readers interested in Los Angeles history in the early decades of the 20th century, Silent Visions (and I'll hazard a guess that the other two) is a fascinating book. There is also a blog called Silent Locations.