Edna Purviance's bio

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Thursday, October 06, 2005

Film for the Week

'A Woman of Paris' opened in New York City on October 1, 1923. If you have not seen this film or not watched it recently, it is a good time to see it. Edna Purviance did star in the film, but did not go to the opening. Charlie Chaplin did, and it received great reviews. It was Chaplin's first film he did not star in, but he did direct.

Little extra: For visitors who have seen it, do you have a favorite scene?

Follow up: While some books list Edna at the New York opening in October 1923, I have uncovered evidence she was not at that opening in New York. It is part of the reason behind writing a book on Edna to find out and to untangle lots of information on Edna that has been written over the years. What is true and what is not, I am still researching...

7 comments:

Mark said...

My favorite scene in "A Woman of Paris" is Edna at the train station near the beginning of the film.

Edna's Place said...

That is a great scene!

Garen said...

Edna learning od Revel's affair in the papers. Wonderfully played.

Do you know why Edna did not attend the opening?

Edna's Place said...

Hello Garen,
That is a wonderful scene!

Well, very good question, because her great niece doesn't know for sure why she didn't go to NY. Her niece says Edna was always a shy gal, and did not like the spotlight. This would have been a huge spotlight on her.

Other people who knew Edna, who were there for the opening, were wondering why she wasn't there too.

Was she just too shy to go to NY? That is the answer we have so far, as I learn more about Edna.

Thanks for you question Garen and for visiting!- Linda

Garen said...

Or was she in a grump with Charlie? It had happened before!

Edna's Place said...

Never know, could have been...

Edna's Place said...

Follow up: While some books list Edna at the New York opening in October 1923, I have uncovered evidence she was not at that opening in New York. It is part of the reason behind writing a book on Edna to find out and to untangle lots of information on Edna that has been written over the years. What is true and what is not, I am still researching...