Edna Purviance's bio

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

Saturday, September 13, 2008

News Bits for September 14th

Sept. 14th - Fred Karno's boat home of Pink Floyd's recording studio. more>

"The boat was built a century ago, at the then-enormous cost of 20,000 pounds, for Fred Karno, a music-hall impresario whose protégés included the young Charlie Chaplin. Gilmour bought it in 1986, seduced by the Edwardian elegance of its mahogany-paneled cabins, marble bathrooms and mother-of-pearl light switches."

Follow-up on above story: Pink Floyd founder, Richard Wright, has died. He was 65. more>
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Sept. 14th - Edward Steichen: In High Fashion - The Condé Nast Years, 1923-1937. more>

"And Steichen's legacy is made evident in a sumptuous new book and touring exhibition (Edward Steichen: In High Fashion), filled with glossy portraits of everyone from Charlie Chaplin to Winston Churchill, and seductive shots of Katharine Hepburn, Gloria Swanson, Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo and Joan Crawford, alongside a host of other movie stars." - Telegraph

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