Where did March go! I thought it just started and now it is gone! April will bring some fun things for Chaplin and Edna fans, as TCM plans several movies for Chaplin's birthday. Speaking of movies, I am updating the Chaplin Film List to included documentaries.
Other updates on Edna's site include more books in the Chaplin Library, general updates on the whole site (on going) and I have just updated A Brief Glimpse.
Mabel Normand fan, Marilyn Slater, sent this week a posting on her Mabel Normand site of Edna playing tennis. The photos were for a magazine spread, but fun to see Edna in action! Thanks Marilyn for the send!
And very glad to see the firefighters stop the wildfire from burning down the Hollywood sign on Friday (March 30). The fire was started by teenagers burning firecrackers on the dry Hollywood Hills. If you ever been to the Los Angeles area, you would know it is truly a desert, so not a good start on a very early fire season, that even burned properties this winter.
Also, speaking of Hollywood, I just got a chance to listen to Cinematic Retrospective special interview with Gregory Paul Williams, author of The Story of Hollywood. Always great to listen to someone who is passionate about their subject, and Mr. Williams knows his subject, since he grew-up in Hollywood. I haven't seen the book yet, but will be seeking it out. You can take a listen of the interview at Cinematic Retrospective.
Back to work on The Sea Gull now. We hope you have a great weekend!
Update April 2 - More detail news about Il Cinema Ritrovato and the Special 30th Chaplin Anniversary