Edna Purviance's bio

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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

The Sea Gull in The Bill Douglas Centre Library Collection

"Congratulations on the book, which is a very beautiful and fascinating record of the film and Edna Purviance’s career. ...great addition to the collection."
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Phil Wickham, curator of The Bill Douglas Centre

We like to send our special thanks to Phil Wickham, the curator of The Bill Douglas Centre for the History of Cinema and Popular Culture at the University of Exeter, in Exeter, England and to Peter Jewell (founder of The Bill Douglas Collection), for including The Sea Gull, as part of their collection.

The Sea Gull has been catalogued into their library collection and available for researchers to consult.

"As you know Peter and Bill were great Chaplin fans and we have a fabulous collection of Chaplin memorabila in the Centre." - Phil Wickham

The Bill Douglas Centre has been working with Bryony Dixon, the silent film curator at BFI, with the 'Chaplinalia Exhibition' held this year at BFI Southbank. Part of the continued special program of Chaplin films being held into January 2009.

Chaplinalia - BDC material at BFI Southbank

"Material from the Bill Douglas Centre's vast collection of Charlie Chaplin memorabilia -including toys, games, comics, and postcards -is currently on display as part of the BFI's Chaplinalia exhibition.

The exhibition runs until the beginning of September and is on the mezzanine gallery at BFI Southbank. Also exhibited are items from other sources, such as Chaplin's original hat, cane and suit sported by the 'little tramp'." - The Bill Douglas Centre

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