Edna Purviance's bio

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

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Jane Mercer Lecture with Kevin Brownlow

Jane Mercer Memorial Lecture "My Life in Archives" by Kevin Brownlow, produced by FOCAL International in association with Royal Television Society London Centre. Filmed and edited by Gerry Lewis Productions.

UPDATE September 19, 2010: And I was very kindly contacted by Gerry Lewis, with Gerry Lewis Productions, and he send us the link that goes directly to FOCAL International, the producers of this great program with Mr. Brownlow.

If you want to see at a higher quality and learn more about this production, please follow this Link to FOCAL International: www.focalint.org

Part One

Link: www.focalint.org



Part Two

Link: www.focalint.org


Part Three

Thanks to editor and filmmaker of this program, Gerry Lewis, for the updated information. You can learn more about FOCAL International at this link.

And also to the original twitter feed about this program from 'silentRobert'.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Charlie Chaplin festival planned for Ireland

Josephine Chaplin is working with the local businesses of Waterville, Ireland, to start a Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival in their town. According to the Irish Times, plans are to start the event in August 2011. The Irish town was a favorite with the family, so hopes are to make it an annual event, with international fans to travel too.

Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival
Planned for August 2011
Waterville, Co. Kerry, Ireland

"We are currently preparing format of Comedy Film competition and planning events for the five-day festival next August. We welcome ideas for the events and are also preparing design tender for competition the award trophies or ’Charlies’." - Chaplin film festival home site

Here is the website LINK for this new festival.
Here are a couple more links about this event.
Visit Waterville | Article from Irish Times

Birthday Events for Edna in October

Edna Purviance is being remembered this October on four fronts and more...

First: I am having my Edna Purviance October Surprise Event, for all our Edna online fans from around the world. See this LINK for details.

Second: Michael Bonham, in Niles, has been working on getting an Edna Purviance Birthday Event going at the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum in Fremont, California. They will have a showing of three Edna films, Sunday afternoon, on October 17th. Check this LINK for coming events for more details.

Third: A special Nevada gathering is happening for a group of Edna fans in her home state. It is a quieter affair, for Edna's 115th birthday. Longtime Edna Purviance fan, David Toll, will be leading this event in Nevada, coming in October.

Fourth: Fifteen reproduced prints from Edna's own photos (Leading Ladies - Hill Family Memorabilia), were sent to be part of the Charlie Chaplin and American Culture exhibit, at the Zanesville Museum of Art. The show runs from October 2nd - December 4th. Also, a video presentation on Edna called 'Angel from Nevada.' This 60 minute program will be shown during the Charlie Chaplin International Conference. Check this LINK for more details. (More about the video is at this LINK)

And finally, Edna Purviance films are being shown at different locations, including ones as part of the Charlie Chaplin 35MM Tour. See this LINK for more on the films and locations.

So a lot going on for Edna Purviance, this October 2010!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Edna's Oct. Surprise! September Reminder!


Edna's October Surprise!

Edna Purviance October 2010
Birthday Event - Sept. Reminder!



What is one thing that makes Birthdays Fun? It's wondering what might be in that surprise gift!

With that in mind, I decided to do the same for Edna's birthday this year. I will not show you what you be winning, yet.

Instead, if you follow the rules and your name is drawn, and you reply to your email in time, you could be the winner of a real surprise!

And YOU will not find out what you have WON, until the day it arrives!

Once it does arrive, and you have confirmed seeing it, I will share with the world what you have won! (That is part of the rules for entry.)

Your gift will have your name, date and name of the event, either in or on the surprise gift given.

What it is? I will only say, it is something I never given away before.

Interested? All you have to do is to fill out this entry form with your guesses on the 8 DIFFERENCES IN PHOTO 2 on the official form. All correct answers will be entered into the drawing. (Note: Please study real carefully! Without giving away a hint, looking for 8 differences, so watch for any item that might mislead.)

Deadline to enter is Monday, NOON Pacific Time, October 18, 2010. The first name will be drawn shorty after NOON.

You will have 24 hours to response to your email notification. If you don't answer, a second name will be drawn and this will repeat every 24 hours, until we have a winner.

I hope to have a winner's name by October 21, 2010, Edna's Birthday.

I will publish the winners name and location on that day. Soon after, once the item is received, I will reveal to the world what was won!

So are you game for a real surprise? If you are, enter today! Open to all Edna fans, worldwide!

Part of our celebration, as ednapurviance.org starts heading into 10 years on the Web...

DEADLINE TO ENTER
OCTOBER 18, 2010

NOON PACIFIC TIME
CLICK ON '?' TO ENTER
Special page & entry form!


September 11, 2010 - Update - We have had entries from all around the globe (Japan, UK, France, Germany, to name just a few)! You can't have a chance to win, unless you enter.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Note to visitors

After taking sometime off from writing Edna Purviance family biography this summer, I am getting geared up into writing it again. So, while I will continue to work on posting updates on Edna Purviance's .org, .com, blog and fan page, etc. it may slow down sometimes over the coming months. Doesn't mean not to send a 'hello.' Just getting my mind wrapped into the work ahead.

Don't forget our Edna's October Surprise! See links on the side column for details. You can't have a chance to win, unless you enter. Also, a nice new stock of 'The Sea Gull' A Woman of the Sea' books in, if you haven't gotten one. Thanks for all your support over the years.

Betty White to receive Charlie Chaplin award

Entertainment Tonight reports, Betty White to receive the 'Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy'. LINK

Watching a Pea Plant Grow

After growing some peas this summer, here is a fascinating film on seeing a pea plant spout, grow and bloom, from the BFI youtube Archive collection. From the series 'Secrets of Nature'.



More at BFI yt: LINK

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Limelight: The Story of Charlie Chaplin - On Now!

Short preview film of 'Limelight: The Story of Charlie Chaplin"
The musical play is on now through October 17th, 2010 - LINK

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Edna Purviance films for the coming weeks...

Here is a list of coming showing of Edna's films in the coming weeks and months...

Los Angeles - The Cinefamily
Charlie Chaplin 35MM Tour

Check Cinefamily website for times - LINK
Sept. 8th - Pay Day
Sept. 15th - Sunnyside
Sept. 22nd - The Pilgrim
Sept. 29th - A Woman of Paris
Oct. 13th - The Kid and A Dog's Life

San Francisco - The Castro Theatre
Janus Films Presents Charlie Chaplin

Check the Castro Theatre website for times - LINK
Sept. 18th - The Idle Class and A Day's Pleasure
Sept. 19th - A Dog's Life and Sunnyside
Sept. 20th - Pay Day
Sept. 21th - The Kid
Sept. 22 - Shoulder Arms

Amherst, Massachusetts - Amherst Cinema
Charlie Chaplin 35MM Tour

October 17th - The Kid and The Idle Class

Durham, North Carolina - The Carolina Theatre
Charlie Chaplin 35MM Tour

Sept. 27-Oct. 7th - Check this site for times and dates

Minneapolis - The Trylon
Charlie Chaplin 35MM Tour

November 5 and 6 - Chaplin Shorts (check this link for films and times)
November 12, 13 and 14th - A Woman of Paris and Pay Day

Seeing this link for more updates on the Chaplin 35MM Tour

More showings
Fremont, Calif. - NILES - Edison Theater
Check Niles website for more details - LINK
Sept. 18th - A Night at the Show
October 17th - A Woman of Paris, A Night Out and A Jitney Elopement
(Birthday showing for Edna)

Kankakee, IL. - Paramount Theatre
Check schedule for more information - LINK
September 30th - The Immigrant (with Ben Model's new musical score)

Salem, Oregon - The Elsinore Theatre
Check the Elsinore Theatre - LINK
October 13th - Work and The Cure

Have TCM in the US? Edna & Charlie on TCM in November
Check your local listings
November 10th - The Immigrant
November 17th - The Kid and The The Pilgrim

There are lots of events scattered about the world, so check your listings for events. You maybe surprised and find one near you.