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Purviance, Edna 1896-1958

Overview
Works: 615 works in 1,402 publications in 5 languages and 6,585 library holdings
Genres: Comedy films  Silent films  Drama  Short films  Fiction  Slapstick comedy films  Documentary films  Sports films  Parodies, imitations, etc  Humor 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Other, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1995.9.C55, 791.4375
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Edna Purviance
The kid by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

86 editions published between 1920 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tramp rescues an abandoned baby and raises him to become his inseparable sidekick
A king in New York ; A woman of Paris( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 422 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( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 1921 and 2016 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tramp and his ragamuffin sidekick, a young boy rescued from the streets, triumph over life's hard knocks in the landmark film that changed the notion of what a screen comedy could be
The Kid : Tillie's punctured romance by KID( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tillie's punctured romance: Charlie Chaplin plays a street-smart con artist in this silent film -- Hollywood's first feature-length comedy. Charlie woos a country girl named Tillie (Marie Dressler), convincing her to take her father's money and run off to the city with him. Once there, Charlie leaves Tillie and goes back to his old sweetie (Mabel Normand). Charlie eventually returns, but his wandering eye sends everyone into an uproarious pie-tossing frenzy
The Chaplin Mutuals( Visual )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaplin plays a variety of comedic characters, each of whom becomes involved with different people and situations
Chaplin's Essanay comedies( Visual )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 184 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 )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 177 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)
The Chaplin Mutual comedies( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of silent comedies produced within an 18 month period, many featuring Chaplin's signature Little Tramp character
The Chaplin Mutuals( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 160 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
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." Includes "Shanghaied," "A Night in the Show," "Burlesque on 'Carmen'" (all 1915), "Police," "Triple Trouble" (both 1916)
The Chaplin Mutuals( Visual )

12 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in English and held by 154 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 )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 138 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 )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Chaplin's short films at Essanay Studios
The Kid : the idle class( Visual )

11 editions published between 1978 and 2001 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "The Kid" Chaplin becomes a foster father to an abandoned infant. In "The Idle Class" Chaplin plays a dual role of the familiar tramp and a look-alike aristocrat
Charlie Chaplin by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disc 1 includes: Shoulder Arms (1918); The Champion (1915); The Kid (1921). Disc 2 includes: Easy Street (1917); The Vagabond (1916); Work (1915); The Tramp (1915); The Knockout (1914), and Kid Auto Races at Venice (1914)
A First National collection( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 66 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 Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

25 editions published between 1916 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaplin and Purviance are immigrants who meet on the boat to America, broke but in love
A Woman of Paris ; Sunnyside( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2001 in English and held by 57 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 )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and held by 57 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
 
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Alternative Names
Edna Purviance actrice américaine

Edna Purviance actriz estadounidense

Edna Purviance aktorka amerykańska

Edna Purviance americká herečka

Edna Purviance Amerikaans filmacteur

Edna Purviance Amerikaans filmactrice

Edna Purviance attrice cinematografica statunitense

Edna Purviance pemeran perempuan asal Amerika Serikat

Edna Purviance US-amerikanische Schauspielerin

Purviance, Olga E. 1896-1958

Purviance, Olga Edna

Purviance, Olga Edna 1896-1958

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עדנה פורביינס

إدنا بيرفيانس

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埃德娜·普文斯

Languages
English (166)

French (13)

German (6)

Chinese (1)

Spanish (1)