THE SEA GULL "A Woman of the Sea"
By Linda Wada
Charlie Chaplin's lost film production.
(PUBLISHED BY LEADING LADIES)
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Comments about the book
"THE SEA GULL is an important contribution to film history, and worth buying for the stills alone. The look of the film, revealed in these marvellous photographs, makes it all the more tragic that it was destroyed.
This book provides the nearest experience we will have to seeing it. Thank you for all the hard work. It is much appreciated."
Kevin Brownlow - Silent Film Historian - London, England
If you were at Cinecon or saw Edna's home page, you would have seen our announcement about our first Edna book called THE SEA GULL - 'A Woman of the Sea'. Edna Purviance starred in the film which was directed by Josef von Sternberg, but Chaplin never released it.
While little has been known about this film, Edna personally kept a collection of images from the film. A few stills from this same collection are now in the BFI collection, which I reported on a couple of times on Edna's site. (Edna Purviance Collection and Edna Purviance Collection: Re-visited) But the ones for this book are from Edna's own collection and never seen before.
The SECOND book we are working on is Edna's biography. We do not have a name for that book yet, but we will have more on it in the coming months.
Update April 12, 2008 - We have just learned about a major Josef von Sternberg program planned for Il Cinema Ritrovato in Bologna, Italy, June 28-July 5, 2008. Click this link for more information.