Edna Purviance's bio

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Paul Merton coming book includes Charlie Chaplin

Paul Merton is well-known for his silent film involvement in the UK, with special programs on BBC Radio and television. He did a BBC4 special on the silent comics called "Paul Merton's Silent Clowns" just last year, which included Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd and Laurel and Hardy. It was so well received, he was asked to do a book on the comics...

"Merton described his long-term passion for the world of art. “I have always enjoyed visual art but I also see other things like silent films as being deeply artistic.”

"The comedian is currently writing a book about silent comedians, such as Charlie Chaplin, and spent much of his train journey to Wales adding to it.

“I did a programme for BBC4 about it and it was well received so the publishers asked me if I fancied writing a book." more at this link...

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