Edna Purviance's bio

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

Sunday, April 28, 2013

1915 San Francisco Panama-Pacific Exposition

Edna Purviance and her sister, Myrtle, were living in San Francisco, when the San Francisco World Fair opened  in 1915. Originally proposal in 1904, but delayed by the 1906 earthquake, it became a major world event, as it celebrated the rebirth of San Francisco and the opening of the Panama Canal.

Many of Edna's family members attended, as did Edna's new employer, Charles Chaplin. Edna started working for Chaplin just a few weeks before the official fair opening.

The following silent films post are a peek at that fair, beginning with the opening:

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Working on Edna Purviance's family biography

Sorry for the lack of new post, again, as I am busy in my free time working on Edna's family biography. So far, I have 145 pages written for the first draft. Also, doing new research as I go along. Takes a lot of time, but getting along with it. So, if quiet here, it's just because I like to get this book completed.

Thanks for visiting, and continue to stop by!

L. W.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Happy Birthday, Charlie Chaplin!


Happy Birthday to Charlie Chaplin!
Born in London - April 16, 1889
(died, Christmas Day, 1977)




Charlie Chaplin celebrated until 7PM today, on TCM!