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Purviance, Edna 1896-1958

Overview
Works: 517 works in 1,035 publications in 5 languages and 5,992 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Parodies, imitations, etc  Humor  Biography  Silent films  Interviews  Fiction  History  Motion pictures  Comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Other
Classifications: PN1995.9.C55, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications about  Edna Purviance Publications about Edna Purviance
Publications by  Edna Purviance Publications by Edna Purviance
posthumous Publications by Edna Purviance, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Edna Purviance
The kid by Charlie Chaplin ( Visual )
52 editions published between 1920 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A kindhearted tramp brings up an abandoned baby and later loses him to his mother, but there is a happy ending
The Chaplin revue ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1918 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 401 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 )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 372 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 )
8 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and held by 294 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
The Chaplin Mutuals ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 243 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
City lights a comedy romance in pantomime by Charlie Chaplin ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1915 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chaplin's comedies in their original, uncut form
Chaplin's Essanay comedies ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of Chaplin's films at Essanay Studios. A jitney elopment: Charlie must rescue his sweetheart from an arrnged marriage by posing as the man whom she is betrothed but whom she has never seen. 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
Chaplin's Essanay comedies ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 196 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)
Chaplin's Essanay comedies ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 178 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
The Chaplin Mutuals ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in English and held by 168 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 Kid the idle class ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Kid - Charlie's Little Tramp takes in an abandoned baby who grow into an impish but lovable urchin. Sentiment blends with slapstick when the child's real mother returns to take the kid away. In the Idle Class, the Little Tramp wreaks havoc on polite society when he runs wild on a golf course and is later mistaken for an aristocrat at a costume party
The Chaplin Mutuals ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Four early films in which Chaplin plays a variety of comedic characters. The Count: Charlie, an inept tailor's assistant, and his boss are rivals for the affections of Miss Moneybags. The Vagabond: Charlie as a street violinist falls in love only to win, lose, and regain the lady who is discovered to be wealthy. The Fireman: Charlie is a clumsy but eager apprentice fireman. Behind the screen: A satire of life at a silent movie studio, a thinly veiled satire of Mack Sennett's Keystone Company
The Chaplin Mutual comedies ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A group of silent comedies produced within an 18 month period, many featuring his signature Little Tramp character
Chaplin's Essanay comedies ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of Chaplin's short films at Essanay Studios
A Woman of Paris ; Sunnyside by Charlie Chaplin ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1923 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 97 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 gold rush Pay day ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 87 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
A First National collection ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 74 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."
Charlie Chaplin short comedy classics the complete restored Essanay & Mutual collection ( Visual )
in No Linguistic content and English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Disc characteristics: DVD Region 0
The Immigrant by Charlie Chaplin ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1917 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chaplin and Purviance are immigrants who meet on the boat to America, broke but in love
A king in New York A woman of Paris ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 48 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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Purviance, Olga E. 1896-1958
Purviance, Olga Edna
Purviance, Olga Edna 1896-1958
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