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Purviance, Edna 1896-1958

Overview
Works: 517 works in 1,254 publications in 5 languages and 6,549 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Silent films  Short films  Sports films  Documentary films  Parodies, imitations, etc  Humor  Slapstick comedy films  Fiction 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Other, Costume designer
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Edna Purviance
The kid by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

106 editions published between 1920 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "The Kid" Chaplin becomes a foster father to an abandoned infant. In "The Idle Class" Chaplin plays a dual role of the familiar tramp and a look-alike aristocrat
The Chaplin revue by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

13 editions published between 1918 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features Charlie in seven of his best short films
A king in New York ; A woman of Paris by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A king in New York: A king fleeing a revolution takes refuge in the United States. He is led by an advertising agent to make commercials, is suspected of being a communist, and testifies before the Un-American Activities Committee before ultimately returning to Europe
The Chaplin Mutuals( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between May 1916 and October 1917, Chaplin produced a series of twelve films for the Mutual Film corporation which are considered his finest short comedies. This volume presents four films in which Chaplin plays a variety of comedic characters. The Immigrant (11th Mutual film): Charlie and Edna are immigrants to the land of Liberty. The Adventurer (12th Mutual film): Charlie, an escaped convict, impersonates a wealthy yachtsman. The Cure (10th Mutual film): Chaplin is a wealthy inebriate drying out at a sanitarium. Easy Street (9th Mutual film): Charlie become a policemen in the city's toughest neighborhood
Chaplin's Essanay comedies( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Chaplin's films at Essanay Studios. The tramp: Charlie saves a farmer's daughter from some thieving toughs, but soon learns that her heart belongs to another. By the sea: Charlie's stroll by the sea finds him making enemies with a drunk, a husband and the police. Work: Charlie plays a paper hanger's assistant who is hired to paper a home where peace is replaced with anarchy, culminating with a massive explosion. A Woman: Charlie disguises himself as a woman in order to be near Edna after her father has forbidden her to see him. The Bank: Charlie, the janitor loves Edna, the pretty bank secretary, but her sweetheart is another Charles, the cashier. His regeneration: Chaplin makes a guest appearance in this "Broncho Billy" Anderson drama, as the tramp in a dance hall sequence
Chaplin's Essanay comedies( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Chaplin's Essanay Comedies cinema's greatest comedian was first able to build his screen work around his performance style rather than forcing himself, as before, into Mack Sennett's frenzied Keystone comedy matrix. With this freedom Chaplin evolved in a year from the gag comedian of "His New Job" to the brilliant pantomimist of "A Night Out," "The Champion," "The Tramp" and "Shanghaied" to the profound satirist of "Police." Volume 1 includes: "His New Job," "A Night Out," "The Champion," "In the Park," "A Jitney Elopement" (all 1915)
The Chaplin Mutuals( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between May 1916 and October 1917, Chaplin produced a series of twelve films for the Mutual Film corporation which are considered his finest short comedies. This volume presents four films in which Chaplin plays a variety of dramatic and comedic characters. The count (5th Mutual film): Charlie, a comically inept tailor's assistant, and Eric, his mountainous boss, offer rival impersonations of Count Broko in order to meet Miss Moneybags. At the Moneybags party, Charlie is sensational on the dance floor until he's put to the chase when the actual count appears. The vagabond (3rd Mutual film): Charlie, a street violinist who rescues Edna from gypsies to fall in love with, lose and ultimately regain her after she is discovered to be wealthy. The fireman (2nd Mutual film): Charlie is a clumsy but eager apprentice fireman under the crooked precinct chief. Behind the screen (7th Mutual film): A satire of life at a silent movie studio
The Chaplin Mutuals( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four early films in which Chaplin plays a variety of comedic characters. One a.m.: Charlie arrives home inebriated and tries to get into his house, upstairs and to bed. The Pawnshop: As a pawnbroker's helper, the objects in the shop provide a cornucopia of great prop-related gags for Charlie's antics. The Floorwalker: This first Chaplin Mutual involves Charlie as a lowly clerk with an embezzling manager and a fantastic escalator sequence. The Rink: Charlie, as a waiter somehow adjourns to a roller skating rink where he is revealed as a virtuoso on wheels
The Chaplin mutuals( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaplin plays a variety of comedic characters, each of whom becomes involved with different people and situations, including an arson plot with a girlfriend's father, and a boss who impersonates a count
Chaplin's Essanay comedies( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Chaplin's short films at Essanay Studios
The Chaplin Mutual comedies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of silent comedies produced within an 18 month period, many featuring Chaplin's signature Little Tramp character
Chaplin's Essanay comedies( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Chaplin's films at Essanay Studios. Shanghaied: Hired to shanghai a crew, Chaplin is himself shanghaied and becomes assistant cook aboard a rolling boat. A Night in the show: Chaplin appears in a dual role as a playboy seated in the orchestra and as an obnoxious workman on a night out seated in the balcony. The latter closes the theater down by turning a fire hose on the fire-eating act. Police: The Tramp released from prison meets a former cell-mate and sets out to rob the home of a young woman. Charlie Chaplin's Burlesque on Carmen: Parody of the popular Cecil B. DeMille film Carmen. Triple trouble: Charlie works in the home of an eccentric inventor from whom some German spies are attempting to obtain a formula
A woman of Paris = L'opinion publique by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

43 editions published between 1923 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her relationship falls apart before the wedding due to family pressure, Marie goes to the city, assumes the life of a demi-mondaine, and becomes the mistress of a man-about-town in Paris. Marie later tries to reconcile with her former fiance and her one true love, but that only brings her more grief and tragedy
Charlie Chaplin by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disc 1 includes: Shoulder Arms (1918); The Champion (1915); The Kid (1921). Disc 2 includes: Easy Street (1917); The Vagabond (1916); Work (1915); The Tramp (1915); The Knockout (1914), and Kid Auto Races at Venice (1914)
A First National collection( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of six early Charlie Chaplin films. This version includes unused footage from the original films, as well as an 11 minute 'home movie' "Nice and friendly", and the four minute short film "A visit from General Leonard Wood on the set of Sunnyside."
The gold rush ; Pay day( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Gold rush" is the film by which Chaplin wanted to be remembered, and was voted by international film critics as the best comedy ever. Chaplin plays a Lone Prospector who seeks his fortune in the Klondike where he falls for a dance hall queen. In "Pay day" we share a day on the job and a night on the town with a slow working but nimble witted laborer
The immigrant by James Gray( Visual )

29 editions published between 1916 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie Chaplin meets Edna Purviance and her mother as steerage passengers on the boat to America. Neither has prospered in the New World when they meet by chance in a restaurant and, after a series of wild misadventures, are rescued just in time to pay for his meal and buy a marriage license
A Woman of Paris ; Sunnyside( Visual )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Woman of Paris" is a tale of love gone awry in the life of a pretty country girl, who ends up as a kept woman in Paris. In the comedy "Sunnyside," Charlie plays a hotel handyman who has troubles with his boss, his girl, and a runaway cow
The Chaplin mutuals( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaplin plays a variety of comedic characters: rich and poor, inept and keen, hapless and heroic. Each inspires humorous chaos wherever he goes, and nearly always wins the girl in the end
A king in New York ; A woman of Paris by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[A king in New York] A king fleeing a revolution takes refuge in the USA. He is led by an advertising agent to make commercials, is suspected of being a communist, testifies before the Un-American Activities Committee and returns to Europe. [A woman of Paris] When her elopement to her beau fails, Marie winds up in Paris as a kept woman whose attempt at reconciliation with her true love only leads to more grief and, finally, tragedy
 
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Edna Purviance actrice américaine

Edna Purviance actriz estadounidense

Edna Purviance aktorka amerykańska

Edna Purviance Amerikaans filmacteur

Edna Purviance Amerikaans filmactrice

Edna Purviance attrice cinematografica statunitense

Edna Purviance pemeran perempuan asal Amerika Serikat

Edna Purviance US-amerikanische Schauspielerin

Purviance, Olga E. 1896-1958

Purviance, Olga Edna

Purviance, Olga Edna 1896-1958

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Languages
English (172)

French (19)

German (11)

Spanish (5)

Chinese (1)