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Purviance, Edna 1896-1958

Overview
Works: 392 works in 1,191 publications in 7 languages and 6,427 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Silent films  Short films  Interviews  Sports films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Humor  Slapstick comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Other, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1995.9.C55, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Edna Purviance
The kid by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

136 editions published between 1920 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary actor Charlie Chaplin stars as The Little Tramp who stumbles upon an abandoned baby in an alley and takes him into his care in this landmark silent film. As 'the kid' grows older, they become partners in crime, until one day when the child falls ill and hospital workers endeavor to take the boy away. One of the most famous silent films of all time--and the first that Chaplin wrote and directed himself--it is also regarded as the first ever comedy-drama
The circus by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

89 editions published between 1915 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 620 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
The Chaplin revue by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

15 editions published between 1918 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features Charlie in seven of his best short films
The Chaplin Mutuals( Visual )

11 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in English and held by 220 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 )

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 )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in No Linguistic content and English 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)
Chaplin's Essanay comedies( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 152 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
The Chaplin mutuals( Visual )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 144 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 )

6 editions published in 1999 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Chaplin's films at Essanay Studios. His new job: Charlie applies for a job as an actor at a film studio. A night out: Charlie and Turpin are drunks about town, starting at a cafe and ending in a risque hotel room mix-up with a pretty girl. The Champion: Pint-sized Charlie defeats the bone-crushing champion prizefighter with the able assistance of his bulldog. In the park: Charlie interferes in the lives of two star-crossed lovers
The gold rush by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The gold rush" features Chaplin playing a lone prospector seeking his fortune in the Klondike."Pay day" is a delightful encounter with a nimble witted laborer who flirts with the foreman's daughter, parties away his wages,then scrambles to get home before his wife wakes and realizes he's been out carousing
Chaplin's Essanay comedies( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 and held by 93 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 First National collection by Zhuo bie lin( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 75 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 immigrant by James Gray( Visual )

31 editions published between 1915 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A penniless immigrant befriends a girl on the boat and later helps her in a café
The Chaplin mutuals( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 67 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
Charlie Chaplin short comedy classics the complete restored Essanay & Mutual collection( Visual )

in No Linguistic content and English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Chaplin's humorous, silent short films produced at Essanay Studios and the Mutual Film Company. v. 7 presents the life of silent film star Eric Campbell, who appeared in many of Chaplin's films as a villain, and follows the life of the actor from Dunoon, Scotland, through his years in the music halls to his short but intense film career and the bizarre final six months of his life before he was killed in an automobile accident in December 1917
The vagabond by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

38 editions published between 1915 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie stands outside a saloon door playing a violin with his left hand. A brass band plays outside another door to the saloon. When he is finished playing, Charlie walks into the bar, hat in hand, asking for donations. He is ignored while the men inside the bar applaud the band outside. The bandleader enters, hat in hand, and is given money from the men inside. Charlie competes, and manages to get some small change from a patron. Furious, the bandleader hits him and a fight ensues. Men flee. The band members chase Charlie in a circle in and out of the saloon. Charlie hides by a door while the band runs past, then slinks back into the now-empty bar and steals a shot of whiskey. He then leaves, and the band and men re-enter the bar
 
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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 US-amerikanische Schauspielerin

Purviance, Olga E. 1896-1958

Purviance, Olga Edna

Purviance, Olga Edna 1896-1958

Една Первіенс

Пёрвиэнс, Эдна

Эдна Пёрвиэнс американская актриса немого кино

إدنا بيرفيانس

ادنا پرویانس بازیگر آمریکایی

에드나 퍼바이언스

エドナ・パーヴァイアンス

埃德娜·普文斯

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