Edna Purviance's bio

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

Saturday, November 26, 2011

The story behind the film HUGO

Martin Scorcese 3-D film HUGO is getting a buzz in the silent film world as the story centers around silent French filmmaker Georges Méliès. But the story actually comes from the 500+ page children's book 'The Invention of Hugo Cabret' by Brian Selznick. It's a richly illustrated children's story about an orphan boy who lives in the walls of a Paris train station. He meets Georges Méliès running a toy shop in the same station.

Martin Scorcese is getting a lot of attention for bringing the book to the screen, so I thought you like to mean the author the film is based on. First one is from NPR in 2007 where Selznick talked to All Things Considered. Second is a trailer about the book and the third is the current trailer from the film.









Friday, November 25, 2011

Edna .org is 10 years old today

Ten years ago, today, November 25, 2001, I launched Edna Purviance .org. I don't have any party balloons, party horns, big flowers or even a birthday cake.  No mile long special post, or much else today. Just a thank you to all the great supporters and fans over the last 10 years, with special thanks to Garen Ewing and Dominique Dugros, for their special support over the years. Edna's site has where we have been the last 10 years, keep following us to see where it goes in the future... Thanks, everyone!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sorry for the low updates here, but have been spending time writing after work these days...

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

New York City Library - The Birth of Promotion exhibit

November 22 - January 2012
New York City Library

The Birth of Promotion:
Inventing Film Publicity in the Silent-Film Era



The evolution of motion pictures from invention to art form has spanned the century.  The basic elements of the promotion and distribution of film were established in the silent film era.  This exhibition focuses on the development of those elements -- posters, promotional magazines, advertising, and exploitation campaigns -- from pre-cinema to the transition to sound film.  The gallery visitor will be able to view posters, programs, advertisements, and lobby cards that were shown to the public from 1890 to 1930..." New York City Library