Edna Purviance's bio

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

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Edna Purviance .org 11th Anniversary!

November 25th - EdnaPurviance.org 11th year on the web, heading toward it's 12th:

It was on Sunday, November 25, 2001, I emailed a link to Chaplin UK web creator, Garen Ewing. Garen had recently converted his original Chaplin UK site into the Chaplin Society official website. It was on The Chaplin  Society website where he placed that link I sent him. And at that moment, ednapurviance.org was officially launched on the web.

Garen was the very first person to see Edna's website before it was an .org site, after 9/11. His total enthusiasm, alone, sparked me from taking something that was on my hard drive, to making it into an official website. My husband found out, Edna Purviance .org domain name was available, and purchased it.  I'd continued working on the site, and with my husband's help, launched it on Sunday, November 25th, 2001.  

I would have never done it without Garen's enthusiastic first response, as I still had doubters around, who didn't understand why I wanted to do this, or even research Edna. But Garen understood, as did Dominique Durgos. Dominique helped me create the French version of Edna's site, which was launched on November 25th, 2002. 

Later, Dominique and I (with the help of his wife Emeline) created The Chaplin Library, which was launched on July 28, 2005. With the library getting so huge, Garen helped a great deal again, as he developed the database for The Chaplin Library, which has been INVALUABLE.

Of course, none of this would be still going, if it wasn't for all the fans, from around the world, who continue to support Edna Purviance. Very grateful to each one of you, for being her fan. Edna's site started with over 50,000 pages read that first year to now, over 700,000 pages read per year (closing in on six million). 

It's been a real pleasure to meet many of you, by the web, over the years, from all the countries Edna's fans live. I am just so very glad that Edna's first fan I knew and sent a link to in the fall of 2001, was such an enthusiastic one. 

[Currently, working on Edna's family biography.]

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