Edna Purviance's bio

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

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Easy Street from Pathéscope print

Thanks to Unknown Cinema, here is a Pathéscope 9.5mm print version of EASY STREET with Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell and Charles Chaplin.

It is about six minutes shorter than the more well known versions on DVD. But if you watch the well known versions often, you will spot differences in watching this. Enjoy!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Napoléon is coming to LONDON in NOVEMBER 2013!


Abel Gance's 
Royal Festival Hall
November 30, 2013 - London, England
with Carl Davis and the Philharmonia Orchestra

RARE EVENT! Tickets on sale soon
NOW! and it appears to be nearly sold out for Nov. 30th Check this link for seats still available
(At this update, no word on an added date)

This is the trailer from last year's presentation in Oakland, California.

Check this link at Silent London and watch for more information when available.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Coming TCM silent film highlights

Get TCM USA? Here are some dates to mark on your TCM calendar for silent film and Chaplin  highlights:

TCM USA Viewers: Here are a few highlights to mark on your calendar:

January 19th
Hollywood My Hometown (1965)
Ken Murray - Documentary - Includes footage of many stars, including silent film stars like Charlie and Syd Chaplin.

February 8th
Sunrise (1927) - George O' Brien and Janet Gaynor.

Primetime showings
February 19th
The Racket (1928) - With Thomas Meighan and Marie Prevost.
Wings (1927) - With Clara Bow and Charles 'Buddy' Rogers.

March 1st
The Circus - with Merna Kennedy and Henry Bergman

And a couple 'talkie' Chaplin films:
March 1st
Monsieur Verdoux - with Martha Raye

March 5th
Limelight - with Clara Bloom and Sydney Chaplin, jr.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

GREAT - Did the Nazis ever see Charlie Chaplin's The Great Dictator?

Yugoslavia, 1942: based on a true and astonishing resistance story
about the Nazis and Charlie Chaplin's 'The Great Dictator' film

"May 10th, 1942: a relatively minor event on the brink of world history, which, had it not really happened, would certainly be worth of being dreamt up. All of Yugoslavia is occupied by Nazi-Germany. Nikola, a young Serbian projectionist, has had more than enough.

Instead of emulating his violent Partisan friends, Nikola decides to teach the Germans a lesson all by himself. His weapon of choice: ,The Great Dictator‘ by Charlie Chaplin. His target: a cinema for German soldiers right in the heart of Serbia. What happens there, Nikola couldn't possibly have imagined in his wildest dreams.  GREAT, Facebook Fan page

GREAT (2013), the new film directed by Andreas Henn and from Dog Ear Films covers this story. It releases early this year. Here is the preview trailer. Hopefully, this will be available widely to see.

Update: According to the press kit, this is a short film (22 minutes). Hopefully, it will be available in some format for fans to see.

Saturday, January 05, 2013

The Caravan's Trail, Charles Chaplin's Untold Story

The Caravan's Trail, Charles Chaplin's Untold Story
by Michael Chaplin and Stany Coppet

The documentary following the trail to Charlie Chaplin's possible gypsy roots. Here is a brief clip from the current production. More about the project here from NewArts Entertainment. LINK