Edna Purviance's bio

June 6, 2018 - Re-editing Edna Purviance's family biography 2nd Draft. Photo: Leading Ladies © used by ednapurviance.org

Friday, December 30, 2005


COMING MARCH 19th - The Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff plan a live orchestra accompaniment of the new music conducted by Carl Davis for the Mutuals Films: Behind the Screen, Easy Street and The Adventurer. This is the new music that is available on the BFI released MUTUAL Collection. Mr. Davis plans a question and answer session after the program. Tickets are now available for the March 2006 program. Edna Purviance co-stars in all three films.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Hetty Kelly - Charlie Chaplin's First Love

December 27th, 2005 - I hope your Christmas was a very happy one!

For a little after Christmas present to Edna visitors I have been updating Edna's site with new items I have found over the years. I just updated the Chaplin's Wives page with a picture and small article about Hetty Kelly, Charlie Chaplin's first love. This image is not in the last edition of David Robinson's book. It was taken in America during her visit. The item is from the ednapurviance.org research file. More will be coming about this in the future so...

Watch for more updates in the coming year! Happy New Year to All of YOU!

Hetty Ketty

Monday, December 19, 2005

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

We like to send our BEST WISHES for a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, during this Holiday Season!

And just a few ways of saying Merry Christmas around the world! Joyeux Noel, Gesëende Kersfees, Een Plesierige Kerfees, Boas Festas e Feliz Ano Novo, Gun Tso Sun Tan'Gung Haw Sun, Kung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen Tan, Gun Tso Sun Tan'Gung Haw Sun, Prejeme Vam Vesele Vanoce a stastny Novy Rok, Glædelig Jul, Vrolijk Kerstfeest en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar, Jutdlime pivdluarit ukiortame, Idah Saidan Wa Sanah Jadidah, Buone Feste Natalizie, Shinnen omedeto

Chaplin Library

Just a quick note that Dominique and I have been updating the Chaplin Library with the latest books from his collection on the latest page! The books in the library is from all different years from current to very rare. I will be adding more over the coming week and will be selecting some new feature items as well!

A Woman of Paris

'A Woman of Paris' starring Edna Purviance and Adolphe Menjou, will be on Turner Classic Movies, January 24th, 2006, 9:45PM Eastern and 6:45PM Pacific. Directed by Charles Chaplin, it was the first film he did not star. This is part of an evening of silent films that include 'Souls for Sale' and 'Greed'. Check TCM for schedule changes.

NOTE: TCM has a Canadian listing for December which varies some from the USA film schedule.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Charlie Chaplin Ready to Wear Line....

Krypton Imagination announces the coming of a new line of ready-to-wear clothing to household accessories based on Charlie Chaplin's image.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Born the same year as Chaplin?

A story out this week that according to Guinness World Records, Maria Esther de Capovilla is the oldest person alive at the age of 116. She was born the same year as Charlie Chaplin, in 1889.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

The Mutual Films Volume 2 - BFI

For UK visitors, here is a review of The Mutual Films Volume 2 just released on DVD. The review is from DVD Times. REVIEW

Update: Feburary 2, 2006 - The BFI Mutual Film Collection with Carl Davis's new music recordings will be release in the USA in 2006 through Image Entertainment. Date of release will be announced in April 2006.

Edna's Site

If you were having problems getting Edna's site to load the last couple of days, the server was going through some testing and updating. Sorry for any problems...

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Special Guest Charlie Chaplin Question

Dec. 11 - In honor of Edna's fifth year, a special quiz question from Garen Ewing, Charlie/Edna fan, and creator of the award winning Rainbow Orchid. He didn't know this would be part of a tribute to Edna's fifth year, but I thought it was the perfect time to do it. Garen's question is a Chaplin question and does fit the latest broadcast on BBC:

Garen's question:
"Everyone knows Richard Attenborough made the biopic 'Chaplin' in 1992, but in which Chaplin film does Richard Attenborough appear?"

Send your answers by email or leave on the comment page. As for the last question the answer was 'Triple Trouble' and 'Work'.

I have a change up for the film and like you to visit RAINBOW ORCHID instead. This award winning comic is being currently created by Garen Ewing. You can read the finished episodes he has done now, and follow the development of the project. Also, see if you can spot Garen's interest in Edna in this stunning work. Check out Garen's Chaplin UK DVD and Video Guide. And check out his other great sites as well, including The Second Anglo-Afghan War.

Note: Due to some server problems experience and not enough time to fix the sites on some of the links to my special entry about Edna entering her fifth year, I had to remove that entry for now. I will be working to repair those older sites and replace the entry back soon. Thanks...

Friday, December 02, 2005

Stage by Stage - A.J. Marriot

Dec. 2, 2005 - 'Stage by Stage' by A.J. Marriot has spent many years researching Chaplin's work on the stages from the UK, before Charlie Chaplin reached films. It is exciting to me, because I had a long interest in this same area researching the Karno Tour in the USA. I like to thank Mr. Marriot for his recent links to Edna after I shared information from my file on Denver, Salt Lake and San Diego.

Dominique Dugros has updated his collection in the Chaplin Library recently, where you will find Mr. Marriot's book listed on the Chaplin Library LATEST page.

UPDATE DECEMBER 6TH, 2005 - I was excited and surprised about seeing this about the Karno Tour, because I spent many years researching the Karno Tour in the USA myself and saw things exciting from my own research of the tour but had no idea someone from the UK was doing the same thing until November 25, 2005. I have contacted Mr. Marriot and he has kindly given Edna's links under Denver and Salt Lake City, which I supplied information he did not have for those cities and help him confirm the San Diego dates, as well. It is not easy as I spent seven years researching and gathering information myself on Karno. I have 60% of the tour documented with nearly all the western cities and mid-western dates fully documented. I have some of the eastern dates, but the hardest part is getting the films from from the east. I know from all my years working on Karno research and on Edna research just what it takes to gather the information, so congratulations to Mr. Marriot on his research. -
Linda, ednapurviance.org

PS - to my librarian friends, Rita and JoAnne, a special thanks to you for all the help you have done over the years for both my projects! And to my husband, Wes, who knows how much I love research. You will be credited in Edna, for sure!