Edna Purviance's bio

Currently working on Edna Purviance's family biography. Draft is done. Photo: Leading Ladies © used by ednapurviance.org

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Question for the Day

Hopefully we will get a few comments on this one:
What is your favorite Edna Purviance and Charlie Chaplin film and why is it your favorite?

7 comments:

Mark said...

My favorite Chaplin/Edna film is "The Fireman". A hilarious classic with Edna, Charlie and Eric Campbell at their zany best.

Edna's Place said...

Thanks! Really nice to know what are Edna's fan favorite films.

washing machine said...

I will choose "The Kid" because in this film Edna plays a Mother, something that never came to be in real life. Her character has real kindness and I have always wondered if Charlie wrote this in from observing Edna again in reality.... To be honest, though, I love all the films Charlie and Edna made together. Congratulations on such a fabulous website!!

Edna's Place said...

'The Kid' is a special film for Edna. Glad the 1921 version was released in the 1990's so we could see more of Edna's scenes too.

Edna was known as a very kind and generous person, as Chaplin would have learned being with her. I found this true even in her early days in Lovelock. She had a great teacher in her mother, Louise, who was always known as a generous and kind people who helped others.

Glad you enjoyed the site and thanks for visiting... - L

Garen said...

The Immigrant (usually), just because of the obviously strong relationship that comes through between Charlie and Edna. And that last scene at the marriage bureau is very hert-warming and naturally played.

Anonymous said...

The Adventurer, because Edna seemed like a mature, galmorous, sophisticated woman, not just an innocent girl.

Edna's Place said...

Thanks for your comment on The Adventurer! She did appear quite sophisticated in that one...