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Edna Purviance

October 21, 1895 – January 11, 1958) was an American actress during the silent movie era. She was the leading lady in many of Charlie Chaplin’s early films and in a span of eight years, she appeared in over thirty films with him. 458 more words

Edna Purviance

Burlesque on Carmen

One of my favorite movies from Charlie Chaplin.

That movie wasn’t the first contact I had with Charlie, I had heard of him, but must say, with some shame, that until 2012, I hadn’t watched anything from and about him, until I found that channel, where they showed many classics, and Charlie Chaplin was one of them. 306 more words


Charlie Chaplin in THE ADVENTURER (1917) - The end of an era

(WARNING: Major spoilers abound!)

The Adventurer is bittersweet in more ways than one. It begins with Charlie as the ultimate loner (an escaped convict) and comes full circle to that point by movie’s end. 456 more words