Edna Purviance's bio

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

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Fan's video tour of 'Chaplin's World'

Since the opening of 'Chaplin's World' I have been watching for a video that gave a good feel of actually walking through the museum. I seen several short videos that were nice, but this is the best I have seen yet of a real walking tour. Thanks very much to Giselle Pauline Masson for editing together this recent trip to 'Chaplin's World.'

While tens of thousands have visited in the last six months, an equal number of people may never get a chance to visit, due to person issues and especially travel cost. So I hope this video does stay online for visitors to see and enjoy.

Monday, June 06, 2016

Charlie Chaplin Days 2016

CHARLIE CHAPLIN DAYS Saturday, June 11 & Sunday, June 12
Special Museum Hours This Weekend Open 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Charlie Chaplin Days Art exhibits, special film screenings, contests and other Niles fun will be happening – come join the fun!

Come meet Jason Allin, our Special Guest Charlie from Canada! 
And be on the lookout for some of others, young and old, male and female embodying the Little Tramp both days.

SATURDAY ACTIVITIES WALKING TOUR OF NILES. 11:00 am $5 donation Wear some walking shoes and find out what happened here one hundred years ago. Important landmarks will be discussed and stories will be shared! Meet at the museum and bring your camera. Includes our museum Walking Tour booklet of Niles highlights.

SCREENINGS OF FILMS MADE IN NILES Essanay short films made in Niles shown both days. Suggested donation per film 50¢
12:30 PM A Night Out
1:30 PM The Champion
2:15 PM In The Park
2:45 PM The Movies Go West (1974, Geoffrey Bell, sound) narrated by Hal Angus
3:30 PM A Jitney Elopement
4:30 PM The Tramp
5:00 PM Jason Allin's Uptown Drunk - a new 2-reeler making its world premiere in a nickelodeon theater where Charlie watched his own films a century ago! 

MORE CHAPLIN 7:30 pm Suggested member donation $5, not yet member $7 Bruce Loeb (piano) The Gold Rush (1925, soundtrack) Chaplin stars in his classic film of life in the Klondike. Preceded by shorts and pre-show concert with dinner theater performer from Florida, Nigel Dreiner at 7:00 PM: The Bond (1918) Charlie Chaplin, Police (1916, Essanay) Charlie Chaplin 

SUNDAY, June 12 Special Museum Hours This Weekend Open 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM 
Ride the train through Niles canyon. See: ncry.org for more information. In order to be back in time for our look alike contest, you should take the first train ride of the day at 11:20 am at the Niles Station (the round trip is one hour and fifteen minutes.)

SCREENINGS OF FILMS MADE IN NILES Essanay short films made in Niles. Suggested donation per film 50¢ 

11:30 AM A Night Out
12:30 PM The Champion
1:15 PM In The Park
2:30 PM A Jitney Elopement
3:30 PM The Tramp
4:15 PM When the Movies Came from Niles (1964, KPIX, sound) documentary
LOOK-A-LIKE CONTEST 2:00 pm Charlie Look-a-like Contest We have some costumes if you want to “suit up,” or wear your own. You may win a prize! Google Doodle on Chaplin (2011) shown before contest. 
Niles Essanay SIlent Film Museum
37417 Niles Blvd., Fremont. CA 94536 
Any questions? pr@nilesfilmmuseum.org (510) 494-1411 Please leave a message.
Be sure to come back for our Annual Broncho Billy Silent Film Festival to be held June 24-26 (and comedy shorts night on June 18th which features Charlie, Buster, and The Boys Laurel & Hardy.)
from: Rena Azevedo Kiehn, Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum, Fremont, California

Friday, March 18, 2016

Edna Purviance's Family Biography - First Draft Finished!

The first draft of Edna Purviance's Family Biography is finally finished.  I am currently preparing for the editor. After the editing stage will be working toward production. More later...

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Update on Edna's Family Bio: Sorry again for the lack of post. I am working on preparing the book for the editor. Currently, I have 250 pages re-written for the First Draft. Re-writing the later years at the moment. More news when available.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Short Update: After finishing the first draft on New Year's Eve, I started on the first rewrite on January 1, 2016. Currently have 65 pages re-written and starting on the 9th section of the book. More updates soon...