Edna Purviance's bio

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

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Question for you...

Here is the answer to last Wednesday's question:
What family has a connection to Charlie Chaplin, Monterey and Lovelock, Nevada?


The Crocker Family.

Charles Crocker was one of the principal investors who created the Central Pacific Railroad and built the first rail line from California to Utah. (The western link of the transcontinental railway. First rail line across the USA.)

Charles Crocker once owned the land Edna's Lovelock family home and business stood.

Charles Crocker also owned land in the Monterey area and built the Del Monte Hotel, once favored by many stars of Chaplin's day.

One of Charles Crocker grandsons is Harry Crocker. Harry worked with Charlie Chaplin about 1925 until 1952. His most remembered film role was the tightrope walker in The Circus.

We will have more about the Crockers in the coming book The Sea Gull.

With Bank Holiday and Memorial Day weekend coming up, I will have a new question next week. Have an enjoyable Holiday Weekend!

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