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Was Edna Purviance robbed of stardom

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Postby Classic Redhead » March 9th, 2008, 4:25 pm

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Postby Classic Redhead » March 9th, 2008, 4:30 pm

I believe it's from 1916. There are a few pictures of Edna in here that I haven't seen anywhere else.

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Postby charliechaplinfan » March 9th, 2008, 5:20 pm

Is that last one from The Fireman?

Charlie and Edna had perfect chemistry together :D

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Postby Synnove » March 10th, 2008, 7:14 am

This thread has practically become a shrine to her. The images are beautiful, Classic Redhead.

Edna always maintained a gentle, graceful presence, even in the most outrageous slapstic situations. I think she was an important factor in why Chaplin's films were something special, something a bit more than a lot of other comedies at that time. At least, to me she was. She had a great chemistry with Charlie.

I agree with Charliechaplinfan though, A Woman in Paris is a good film, and it was well recieved by the critics at the time too, but it was Chaplin's direction that made it stand out, as well as Adolph Menjou's performance. Edna was very good in it, but she didn't become the star of that film, she was a bit overshadowed.

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Postby charliechaplinfan » March 10th, 2008, 9:37 am

It speaks volumes that Charlie let her go to pursue her own career with the promise that she could rejoin his company, even though he had no real use for her. He kept her on salary until she died. How many times has that happened in Hollywood history. He was a gentleman and I think he was very appreciative of Edna both in his film and his personal friendship.

She was meant to have taken the role of Madame Grosnay in Monsieur Verdoux and came back to work because Charlie asked her. I think she lacked passion for acting and Charlie replaced her with her consent.

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Postby silentscreen » March 14th, 2008, 3:24 pm

This is an extensive and excellent site on Miss Purviance:

http://www.ednapurviance.org/
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