Edna Purviance's bio

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

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Grand View Lawsuit settled!

Story with the Glendale News Press (article on web limited time)
"Attorneys representing plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against Grand View Memorial Park have announced a $3.8-million settlement agreement. ...$500,000 would go toward the restoration of Grand View Memorial Park. Ayers will head up the restoration process, which includes obtaining original cemetery records, identifying and storing cremated remains in the mausoleum, installing an irrigation system, rehabilitating its landscaping and keeping track of all project accounts." - Glendale News Press

NOTE: It is reported the Superior Court Judge is likely to approve of the settlement.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Happy Birthday Edna!!!

October 21, 2009 is Edna's birthday! I originally planned to have a drawing, but due to a business trip for our company, I am combining this trip with a visit to some of Edna's old haunts to do some more reserach and seeing a film event in Niles for the first time.


So, instead of a drawing today, please sign up for a chance to win one of Edna's 'A Woman of Paris' posters. Answer the three questions correctly and I will add your name to the growing list of entries. Drawing will be November 4th.

Celebrate Edna's birthday today, by seeing your favorite Edna film! Off and running, now! More when I get back...

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Stephen Weissman 'Chaplin: A Life' in UK and Germany

Stephen Weissman
Chaplin: A Life
Available in United Kingdom and Germany
(Watch for editions in Russia, Estonia and Brazil)

Friday, October 16, 2009

From the web, A tour of Star Museum

From the youtube collection a tour of the Star Museum in Abingdon, Virginia, with guide and owner Robert Weisfield.




Thursday, October 15, 2009

Grand View open another Nine Days!

October 15, 2009 - Grand View Cemetery will be open for another nine days, after this weekends opening on October 18th. Link to full story at Glendale News. Story online for a limited time. Link to Glendale City Hall.

"Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge John Wiley ordered the cemetery be opened Nov. 1, 15 and Thanksgiving Day; Dec. 13 and Christmas Day; New Year’s Day and Jan. 6, the day many Armenians celebrate Christmas; Jan. 10 and 24. Visitations are from noon to 4 p.m."

Monday, October 12, 2009

Donna Hill's Stolen Moments is Back!

Stolen Moments is back with Donna Hill's latest podcast with author Matthew Kennedy about Joan Blondell: A Life Between the Takes.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

1144 and a thought...

Thanks to everyone for signing the petition!

A thought to keep in mind...

If Edna fans are really serious about getting Edna a star on the Walk of Fame, and IF Edna was selected by the Hollywood Walk of Fame Committee, and each of the signed 1000 fans, paid $25 each, that would be $25,000, and would pay for the cost of getting a star on the Walk of Fame for Edna. You would have played a direct role in getting the star on the Walk of Fame for Edna and something you could tell your future generation about.

You could walk up to that star and say, I helped get Edna's star on the Walk of Fame! And you would be part of the history, behind that star. Think about it... $25 isn't much, to be part of film history...

Friday, October 09, 2009

Date change for Edna's birthday drawing and updates...

In what can be a very quiet time in the office suddenly turned into several things happening all at ONCE. And it all start Sunday, as our first snowfall of the year, brought down not only leaves, but the branches and limbs supporting them (about 17 limbs in our yard alone).

I never seen so many trees damaged in this town. It is something I have seen on television, but quite different to see, falling right in front of you, as a 20 foot limb, crack and falls right in front of us, causing a brief, whiteout. I moved both our cars, just minutes, before two limbs crashed onto the driveway.

As we worked on cleaning up, some exciting news came in about a possible Edna Purviance event next year in Niles, as part of their weekly, weekend events.

I have been asked to come down and visit one of their events and talk about maybe being part of their event. I've never been to any Niles events before, so looking forward to it.

On the same day, a work related project suddenly appeared, making that trip possible sooner, instead of later, which was very exciting to have happen. So, I will be heading down this month. Again, nothing set yet and only in the planning stages.

Because of this, I will have to move the Edna Purviance Birthday drawing to a later date, as I will be gone on the 21st. I will be moving the drawing to November 4th. That will give everyone two more weeks to enter.

Plus, the Walk of Fame folks at Facebook, finally reached over 1000 names on their Edna petition. The names will be checked and a few additional will have be gained, before the form is totally official. So if you like to show your support, please do so.

Something else happened, too. Something we have been trying for along time, but we will have to see how it develops. This came out of the blue, so we'll have to see where it leads too.

Meanwhile, the FDR Secret Air Force is working toward final stages.

More to report, but leave it for now.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

1001! On Edna's Walk of Fame Drive!!!

This morning, I posted on the Edna Walk of Fame page, that Edna was at 991. I just checked and she has gone over 1001 signatures for the Walk of Fame Drive! Arnold Parker was number 1000 and Emily Schenneider wrote,

"A kiss for Edna! The Great Woman!"

Please keep the signatures coming! We will be checking all and will need more to make sure we have the official 1000 needed.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Kurt Coble's 'Metropolis' by P.A.M. Band

Not exactly what I think of as silent film music, but a new twist by the P.A.M. Band (Partially Artificial Musicians) created by violinist, Kurt Coble. List of future performances with 'Metropolis' in the coming months.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Rainbow Orchid author/artist, Garen Ewing, in action signing books

Garen Ewing was at British International Comic Show (BICS) signing his book The Rainbow Orchid. (video thanks to Ray Clenshaw posting online)