Sunday, October 21, 2012

Charlie & Edna, c. 1917

Source: The Sea Gull by Linda Wada

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  1. Edna looks really pretty on this picture :)

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  2. Is the Seagull a "lost" film? And yes, there are some shots of Edna where she is just strikingly beautiful.

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  3. The Sea Gull (aka “A Woman Of The Sea”) was a film that was produced by Chaplin and filmed at his studio in 1926. It was directed by Josef Von Sternberg and starred Edna Purviance in her final film role in America (she made one more film in France in 1927, which was never released in the U.S.) Since Chaplin owned "The Sea Gull", he chose, for reasons unknown, not to release it. In 1933, the film was burned for tax purposes.

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    1. As usual I am confused! The header says 1917. Was "The Seagull" a book and it had this older photo (of a younger Charlie and Edna)in it? Thanks!
      I am on the east coast but northern New England coast - and I appreciate your well wishes...

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    2. I'm sorry for the confusion! Yes, you're right. This photo is from a book written about the film by Edna Purviance expert Linda Wada called "The Sea Gull". Click here for more info:
      http://www.ednapurviance.com/

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