Edna Purviance's bio

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

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

New Hearing Date for Grand View Cemetery

March 12 update- Update on Grand View Cemetery. I have been informed that the New Hearing Date has been moved to March 14, 2006 at 2PM. More about Grand Cemetery and Edna Purviance. Link to Unrest at Grand View

Charlie Chaplin on TCM

April 1st, 2006 - 5AM Eastern, Turner Classic Movies will show 'Chaplin at Keystone Studios'.

April 22, 2006
- 3:30 AM Eastern, 'Limelight'

See this LINK for times or check TCM March and April schedule. The Keystone films are the last films listed for the month of March. (note: TCM day runs 24 hours from 6AM to 6AM eastern time.)

Éducation De Prince

Éducation De Prince or Education of the Prince, was Edna Purviance's last film. It was release in Europe in 1927, but apparently never shown in the USA. I have heard there was a VHS version released about 1991. Also, this film has been shown at film festivals in France many years ago.

I have been looking for the past few years for a source for this film and would be interested in anyone who knows where this film might be found. France seems the most likely place, but my leads have not panned out as of yet.

You can contact me at ednapuriance.org through my contact page. Thank you for your help...

Busy with Edna!

Lately I have been taking even more time I have afterwork and devoting to the Edna Project. Many things are in the works and will be announce on Edna's site. Right now, the work continues. Stay tune!

COMMENTS ABOUT EDNA'S SITE
February 28th, 2006 - With this being Ednapurviance.org fifth year on the web, I put together this page of some of the comments about Edna's site over the years... Special thanks to everyone who have visited the site over the years... LINK

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Charlie Chaplin and Edna Purviance Events and News

UPDATED July 11, 2006
•AVAILABLE NOW - Essential Charlie Chaplin Film Music Collection
Available now in the UK and USA

FILM DOCUMENTARY EVENT
• LABOR DAY WEEKEND 2006 - CINECON FILM FESTIVAL - Hollywood, California - Edna Purviance's grand niece, Lita Hill Video Presentation on Edna Purviance, the unknown years. Lita knew Edna Purviance for over 20 years and this is her story on knowing Edna. She also lived with her for many years during the 1950's. Includes never for seen pictures from Edna's own personal collection. More details to come at ednapurviance.org.
FILM & MUSIC EVENT
• November 2006 - Thanksgiving Weekend, The San Francisco Symphony performs 'City Lights', San Francisco, California
FILM & MUSIC EVENT - Worldwide
Check this LINK for more events worldwide.

SPECIAL EVENT - PLAY
• September 8th and 9th, 2006 NEW DATE - NEW PLAY
Silent - A new play by Lee H. Smith at the Sheffield Library Theatre, Sheffield, England. About the silent film era.

BOOK RELEASE
• August 1, 2006 - Planned Release of Silent Traces : Discovering Early Hollywood through the Films of Charlie Chaplin

NOW AVAILABLE

Chaplin Mutual Comedies with Carl Davis's new music recordings in the US from Image Entertainment. Available for pre-order in the USA.

Hollywood Series DVD Complete Collection by Kevin Brownlow and David Gill. Released in the UK. Contact Amazon UK for more details on this collection.

EDNA PROJECT IN THE WORKS

• 2006 - More work being done on the book but slowed a bit, as I need to make more time re-working the video for Cinecon Labor Day Weekend 2006.

LATEST ON EDNA

• A review of Sunrise Silents
• More information on the NEW Chaplin Music CD

WEBSITE ITEMS OF INTEREST
• March 17th, 2006 - Google Video has this fun tribute film to Charlie Chaplin created by Trevor Lacas called 'The Little Tramp Movie'. It was an earlier work now available on Google Video.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

(Glimpse #3 has been retired Feb. 28th.)
Brief Glimpse #3 is retired.

(about A Brief Glimpse)

Friday, February 17, 2006

A Tribute To Charlie Chaplin - Music CD

'A Tribute to Charlie Chaplin' with conductor Stanley Black and The London Festival Orchestra is now available as a 2-CD collection by Stanley Black. The collection includes 'Tribute' but also Stanley Black's 'Dimensions in Sound' with The London Festival Orchestra & Chorus. 'Tribute...' has been favorite for some Chaplin music fans, but rare to find and expensive import, so this is a great option to get this Chaplin collection with Black's other work. MORE INFORMATION

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Who looks like Edna to you?

What actress or other well known person looks the most like Edna Purviance to you?

Edna Purviance Amazon Page

A couple of years ago I created a few US guides for Charlie Chaplin DVDs & Videos, Music and Books. I also created the section with links to Amazon. Sells of items from those pages add nothing to your cost, but helps the Edna project a bit with research material. If you ever done anything like this, you know the kind of cost involved. I created the guides to help you find Chaplin related material, after being inspired by Chaplin UK Video Guide.

Today, I was just checking Edna's stats and found this link from Amazon about Edna Purviance website. I don't exactly know when this page on Amazon was created, but interesting to see. I actually didn't know Amazon did this sort of thing, for I usually digging around finding other material on Amazon.

It says something about the Speed slow. Edna has always had many graphics, so people on phone modems would find it slow, but not all pages are slow to load, just the ones with more graphics, just happen to be lots of graphics. It is fast with DSL and cable modems.

It will be nice when phone modems are in the past and everyone can afford high speed internet. Getting better every year. As for this Amazon page, interesting to see, but looking forward to Edna's first book on Amazon one of these days. (Which means I better get back to it...)

Notes: Music section - New Essental Chaplin Collection coming soon. Added a re-lease conbination of Stanley Black's 'A Tribute to Charlie Chaplin'. Thanks to Mark at Hollywood Time Machine for the tip (Mark is updating his website at this time). I will update the DVD guide with the new Mutual collection when ready. For the latest on books from Chaplin, check out the LATEST section of the Chaplin Library. It has the latest books in Dominique Dugros 400 plus Chaplin book collection from early books to recent. Speaking of books, you can also pre-order Silent Traces from Amazon at this time. Release August 2006.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Charlie Chaplin and MTV

Just a bit about how Chaplin's image is being used in the modern age from Calcutta, India:

"The Telegraph presented The M2 Challenge, An Inter-corporate Quiz on Movies and Media. The event was meant to raise funds for Concern India Foundation, an NGO working for the betterment of underprivileged children.... The visual round was the most entertaining, mixing the first ever music video on MTV with Charlie Chaplin’s hilarious act in The Great Dictator."

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Silent Traces - available for pre-order

Silent Traces: Discovering Early Hollywood through the Films of Charlie Chaplin, by John Bengtson, is now available for pre-order at Amazon USA, UK, France, Germany and Canada. Check the Amazon shop in your area for more details. Also see CHAPLIN LIBRARY for updates. (planned for release August 2006)

Sunday, February 12, 2006

February 18th, 2006
Brief Glimpse #2 is now retired... A Brief Glimpse #3 is up, for a short while. There is a list of the others that were up but retired. (ABOUT BRIEF GLIMPSE)

February 12, 2006
- I have made a few updates at the Chaplin Library.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Lovelock Review-Miner - Edna and Charlie

In this age of newspapers closings, Lovelock Review-Miner has been the main paper in Lovelock, Nevada since Edna's final days in Lovelock. In January, the paper ran a Valentine's day article that mentions Edna and Charlie. The article covers other things, including a Valentine contest currently running.

I would like to thank the staff and editor for letting us share the article on Edna's. In the article there is a sign photo of Edna from a private collection. LINK TO ARTICLE

(PS - I should mention a correction, for the item in the article about Edna's home in Lovelock still existing is not true. Edna's home/hotel business was torn down in the mid-1940's and was not in use at the time. It was removed so a laundry business could expand.)

What are you Favorite Silent Films?

Well the list is growing here a bit. So far: Show People, (2) Sunrise, Unknown, Sherlock Jr., The Crowd, The Immigrant, The Rink, (2) Greed, (2) Metropolis, The Big Parade, (2)The Circus, The Wind.

The question will continue... What is yours?

Friday, February 10, 2006

Grand View Update

Grand View Cemetary Update: Sources in Glendale have informed me the January 19th hearing was postphoned and the new date has not been set by the judge. More here on this special tribute page about Grand View and current problems: UNREST AT GRAND VIEW

Sunday, February 05, 2006

A Brief Glimpse - #1

This is the first entry for my new series called 'A Brief Glimpse'. I created a page on Edna's site with an item from my research file. I will not be announcing this on Edna's site, but only from Edna's Place (this site).

I will place a new item up from time to time that could cover Edna, Charlie or any other related item, but the current item will be removed.

It is away of rewarding you who have been visiting to have something a bit special when you do visit. Thanks for visiting and I hope you might find something of interest at 'A Brief Glimpse'.

February 12, 2006 - New glimpse. First one now retired, and a new one is in place for a brief time... New: 'A Brief Glimpse'

Friday, February 03, 2006

A Rose for Edna Purviance - update on Tribute

I updated the Special Tribute page to Edna Purviance with information and photos sent in from Edna fan Mark McKenzie. It has more images from Grand View and special one from Forest Lawn. We thank Mark for sharing with us...

As far as the current situation at Grand View Cemetery, there has not been any further word at this time.

Hopes to save Epyptian Theatre in Coos Bay

With the only originally installed Wurlitzer organ left in a Oregon theatre, locals in Coos Bay, Oregon are trying to save this 1922 Egyptian Theatre that is up for sale. Some of the future plans include the possible showing of silent films.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

BFI Mutual Collection to be released in USA

February 1, 2006: The current Charlie Chaplin BFI Mutual Film Collection with the new Carl Davis recordings is plan to be released in the USA this year. While June is the current tentative date, official date of release will be announced in April from Image Entertainment. The DVD is said to be produced by David Shepard.