A look at Edna Purviance, silent movie star and leading lady for 34 Charlie Chaplin films from 1915-1923. Biography, filmography, and notes of interest.

Edna Purviance English Site
Edna Purviance, Charlie Chaplin's Leading Lady - Welcome to Paradise

Edna Purviance's official site explores the birthhome and life of Edna Purviance, Charles Chaplin's most enduring and endearing leading lady.

Born October 21st, 1895, Edna Purviance lived a few years in ParadiseValley before moving to Lovelock, Nevada. You will learn more about Edna and her family life in Nevada and beyond. Edna's site led to Edna's grand nieces, the last family members who actually knew Edna personally.

In September 2006, our company Leading Ladies (Hill Family and Linda Wada) presented in Hollywood the first documentary on Edna Purviance, with Lita as special guest. In October 2011, the documentary showed at the Charlie Chaplin International Conference in Zaneville, Ohio. And in November and December 2013, spend sometime in the UK doing some research for the project.

Currently, working on Edna Purviance family biography. It goes beyond the information on this site. It will cover Edna's family life and career, starting with her mother and grandparents in England. It will follow their life into the America west, and the towns they lived, and the people they knew. It's about an immigrant family life, and the changes they lived through. Chaplin is only one part of this families life. This is the second book to feature Edna Purviance, the first one being 'The Sea Gull' - Edna's lost film.

Edna Purviance Lost Film
In January 2008, we released "The Sea Gull "A Woman of the Sea." It has gotten top reviews from Kevin Brownlow to Leonard Maltin. Doing well, it is available at ednapurviance.com.

With Chaplin devotee Dominique Dugros, we have the Chaplin Library with over 700 books at the Chaplin Library Database. No one has done as my research on Edna, so the most will be coming in the bio. Meanwhile, enjoy your visit today! - Linda Wada & Dominique Dugros


Edna Purviance French Site




Edna Purviance
webmaster & researcher Linda Wada
15 years researching Edna Purviance, author of The Sea Gull

Links to Articles: Edna's family and life in Nevada

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Edna Links!
Text links to the favorite pages
on the site. (Image links below)



Chaplin Links!
Selection of Charlie Chaplin
Articles. (Image links below)


Edna Site Map Page
Goes to ALL PAGES on Edna
Plus these favorite links

Edna Purviance
Official Website of Edna Purviance since 2001
October 21, 2014
EDNA'S PLACE BLOG | CONTACT US


Happy Birthday, Edna Purviance! (October 21st, 1895)


Another NOT Edna Purviance



The Pilgrim Comparison
Joao Santos' comparison between the Official & earlier Russian verison




Starting this fall, The War Film Podcasts
with Garen and Murray Ewing discussing ten war films
including, Kevin Brownlow's 'It Happened Here'



Very busy on Edna's family bio!
Edna Purviance - Family biography
October 9, 2014 - Finish "Paris' and the Dines event
Onto the Sea Gull and the end of her film career

Edna Purviance Family Biography
Immigrant family moving to the American west & the life that led one to being a star





Seen The Kid? Comparing different versions!


Latest Mutual Films from Flicker Alley!
with Edna Purviance and Charlie Chaplin

- Special Collectors Edition






Warning about 'The Forgotten Films of Roscoe Arbuckle'
Another fans have reported the same issue with theirs, as well with other disc.
The post has been updated with a fix, to at lease get the disc to play.



Re-visiting London - includes Charlie Chaplin's Statue
Bill Douglas Cinema Museum in Exeter & Cinema Museum in London
Part One

with videos on RAF Museum, Chaplin's statue, Cinema Museum & Tour and more!




Special post on identifying people: Morgan vs. Morgan


More Links & Silent Film News
Chance to see The Salvation Hunters!
Enjoyed Fatty Arbuckle films on TCM? Get the full DVD collection!
90th Anniversary of 'A Woman of Paris' contest! And the winner IS!!!!
Identifying Edna Purviance! Take the test, see the results!
Know every scene in Charlie Chaplin's films? Take the quiz!

1952 London Audio Interview with Charlie Chaplin!
'THE KID' - Three different versions

GRANDVIEW
A Rose for Edna:
Edna Tribute

Glendale, California
Lisa's Article


HETTY KELLY
Rare picture and article on
Hetty Kelly

(During Hetty Ketty's USA visit!)

SYDNEY CHAPLIN
HAS DIED
1926 - 2009
Charlie Chaplin's son


The Fireman A Closer Look & 'The Kid' Revisited

SILENT FILM EVENTS
Events and Festivals

CHAPLIN'S HOME
Rainer Mann Tour

KEYSTONE FILMS
UK Amazon link for Chaplin DVDs!

PRONOUNCING
PURVIANCE


SYDNEY CHAPLIN
Charlie brother's film list
Sydney Chaplin's Films




Dominique's Chaplin Library
Chaplin Library - OVER 700 BOOKS!
Collection de DOMINIQUE DUGROS. MAIN LIBRARY!
Database Updated August 2014 -
Chaplin Library Database!

Charlie Chaplin DVD Films and Documentary Collections
Charlie Chaplin DVD Guide





John Schwally
FDR's Secret Air Force

Jack Squire films in FDR Secret Air Force
with Jack Squire's films
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Lita Hill - Edna's grand niece

Lita Hill Videos


Leading Ladies Publication
THE SEA GULL
The Sea Gull
A Woman of the Sea
By Linda Wada

"the love and dedication that went into this project is evident on every page..."

Film critic, Leonard Maltin

The Sea Gull Home Site

Comments from Readers

Purchase Here

Laura Ramie's Mural
EDNA PURVIANCE
Edna Purviance and Charlie Chaplin
Full Mural
in Niles


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Lovelock Walking Tour Brochure
Edna Purviance's hometown
Lovelock, Nevada
Walking Tour Brochure


EDNA PURVIANCE FEATURE FAMILY ARTICLES
Discovered Personal Films of Edna Purviance!

Edna Purviance and her husband,  Jack Squire
The first films ever found from Edna Purviance's private life!
MORE DETAILS HERE!!!



Silver City, IdahoLovelock Nevada
Edna's mother's home Edna's family home

banner for Silver City and Lovelock Nevada Home


Edna Purviance's father, MADISON GATES PURVIANCE
Madison Gates Purviance


Edna Purviance's introduction to family

Family Background



Great Basin

Great Basin - Edna's Nevada



Charlie and Edna

Edna's Links Page



Charlie Chaplin
CHARLIE CHAPLIN FEATURE ARTICLES
includes the Edna Purviance Collection in London & related stories


Charlie Discovers Edna Purviance- 1915


Chaplin Statue London - Photo Linda Wada

Charlie Chaplin Wives PLUS Chaplin's Family
Charlie Chaplin Wives
Mildred Harris, Lita Grey, Paulette Goddard and Oona O'Neil.
The most asked question on Edna's site!


Charlie Chaplin stamps
Charlie Chaplin Stamps
Collection de Dominique Dugros

Smile plus Lyrics Page
Charlie Chaplin Smile
Plus Lyrics from The Circus, Pilgrim, more!
Chaplin Composed Music Lyrics



Sydney Chaplin, Charlie Chaplin's brother

Sydney Chaplin
Charlie's brother




Dinky and Charlie

Dinky Tribute plus
Fan Tributes



Charlie Chaplin film list

Charlie Chaplin Film List



Great Basin

Collecting | Flash Intro



group in London

Credits



CHARLIE AND EDNA'S GUIDE FOR DVDs, BOOKS AND MUSIC

Charlie Chaplin Book and Music Guide
Kevin Brownlow and David Gill: Hollywood Series Collection

USA Guide to Chaplin books and music



Garen Ewing's Graphic Novel, The Rainbow Orchid
Garen Ewing Interview

April 2009
(1:16 minutes)

 Garen Ewing inteview one
Imagination to Print
In April 2009, Garen was close to seeing his first book from
Egmont UK...

In January 2013, we picked up where we left off, as Garen finished
The
Complete Rainbow Orchid!

Over 32,000 listeners for Part 1!
Garen Ewing Interview

January 2013
(1:09 minutes)


Garen Ewing's Charlie Chaplin UK DVD and Video Guide and Shop
Silent film fan, comic artist & author, Garen Ewing, give Edna Purviance a tribute in
his published graphic novel, The Rainbow Orchid, the Adventures of Julius Chancer.
Special thanks goes to Garen, for inspiring Edna Purviance's website in the fall of 2001.




Edna Extras!
Edna Purviance
Family Biography

Updates on the work on
Edna's 2nd book


'A Woman of Paris'
special article written by former Chaplin UK creator Garen Ewing

Chaplin's Leading Ladies!
Also visit Garen's Charlie Chaplin Leading Ladies postcard collection!

Bernd's Chaplin Stamps
Check out Bernd Kunze
collection and list of over 200!
and his
Chaplin Figures


Books and Magazine Collection Videos!


More Extras!
Special Edna Tribute
Late Edna fan, Mark McKenzie
Sept. 2014: Grand View Sold!


David Raksin Tribute
Passed away August 9, 2004
Marilyn Nash died - 1926-2011

Charlie Chaplin Museum
LATEST

Traveling to London?
London Links


Rainbow Orchid Wallpaper
with Edna and Lily Lawrence


Guess who was in the
Chaplin Studio 3D Film Test



Chaplin on TCM
Watch for more!

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Niles Essanay Museum
Festival & Events
Niles, California

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Have You Seen These
Charlie Chaplin Dolls?
MAY 6TH DOLL!

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Charlie Chaplin
Keystone Films
USA/UK/European - DVD & Blu-Ray


Sydney Chaplin

Sydney Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin's brother,
Sydney Chaplin. Edna's special tribute to Sydney Chaplin

English | French



Wheeler Dryden

Wheeler Dryden

Special tribute page to Wheeler Dryden, Charlie and Sydney Chaplin's half brother. (Mother - Hannah Chaplin)



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Chaplin's London Statue

Charlie Chaplin's bronze statue in Leicester Square in London, England

Charlie Chaplin's statue in
Leicester Square in London

Charlie Chaplin London Statue

Also!!! VIDEO TOUR!!!

Comments about Edna Over the Years
See EDNA'S PLACE for more News and Updates
Member of the Former Chaplin Society

The Chaplin Society
I have a Edna Page on Facebook for those who like to 'connect'


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ednapurviance.org originally launched November 25, 2001
Edna Purviance French Site launched November 25, 2002
The Chaplin Library launched July 28, 2005
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