Edna Purviance's bio

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

Monday, January 09, 2006

Charlie Chaplin: Japan - Kono Conference

The Chaplin Society of Japan will hold a special conference about valet and general assistant Toraichi Kono March 25 - 27th, 2006. Kono worked for Chaplin between 1916-1934. He appeared in "The Adventurer" during the rescue scene, where he carrys Charlie to the waiting car. Kono left Chaplin's serve after Paulette Goddard entered Chaplin's life.

Kono did live in Idaho, where he was involved with the book 'Charlie Chaplin, King of Tragedy' by Gerith von Ulm (published in Idaho) but little else has been known about him.

The California State Library report the making of "Kono & Chaplin: Living in Silence", a digital video of the story of his life before, during and after Chaplin.

The March conference in Japan will cover his life as well, with photo exhibit and talk from Kono's second wife, Ms. Higashijima Tomie.

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