|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.
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
webmaster & researcher Linda Wada
15 years researching Edna Purviance, author of The Sea Gull
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Official Website of Edna Purviance since 2001
June 4, 2017
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As this past winter, this spring I have been helping with not just one seriously ill relative, but another one as well. Again, it has slowed things on the Edna project, and continues to do so. I will update when I can here and keep up post on Edna's fan page at FB. Until things become more settled, I want to thank you for supporting. - LW
History of Edna's former Lovelock home
Edna's family home and business was torn down in 1946, by a family who never knew Edna lived there. An expansion project for the former Up to Date Laundry building, took over the space in 1947. Leaving an once garden in half ot the former hotel's 25 foot wide lot. Today, some people believe the former Up To Date Laundry was connected to Edna. The connection was never a home, but a building that had several different businesses, that Edna grew up next to. In that it does make that building special. But it is NOT Edna's home. Follow link (Lovelock Home) for more on the Lovelock home of Edna Purviance.
First Complete Draft is finished!
Edna Purviance's Family Bio!
Draft with Editor! They're very busy, so no update at this time.
Immigrant family from England moving to the American west & the life that led one,
to being a silent star with Charlie Chaplin. Draft Finished! At editor's.
While at the editors, working on images and ground work for related EP project.
Video highlight of Lovelock & Reno October Events
Another NOT Edna Purviance
The Pilgrim Comparison
Joao Santos' comparison between the Official & earlier Russian verison
Seen The Kid? Comparing different versions!
Latest Mutual Films from Flicker Alley!
with Edna Purviance and Charlie Chaplin
- Special Collectors Edition
Re-visiting London - includes Charlie Chaplin's Statue
Bill Douglas Cinema Museum in Exeter & Cinema Museum in London
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
EDNA PURVIANCE FEATURE FAMILY ARTICLES
Discovered Personal Films of Edna Purviance!
Silver City, IdahoLovelock Nevada
Edna's mother's home Edna's family home
Edna Purviance's father, MADISON GATES PURVIANCE
CHARLIE AND EDNA'S GUIDE FOR DVDs, BOOKS AND MUSIC
CHARLIE CHAPLIN FEATURE ARTICLES
includes the Edna Purviance Collection in London & related stories
Charlie Chaplin Book and Music Guide
Kevin Brownlow and David Gill: Hollywood Series Collection
Garen Ewing's Graphic Novel, The Rainbow Orchid
Comments about Edna Over the Years
Imagination to Print
In April 2009, Garen was close to seeing his first book from
In January 2013, we picked up where we left off, as Garen finished The
Complete Rainbow Orchid!
Over 32,000 listeners for Part 1!
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.
See EDNA'S PLACE for more News and Updates
Member of the Former 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
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