“A Woman of Paris” - 1923
Top photo- Charlie directing Edna as Marie St. Clair, though no longer in a romantic relationship for several years, they still smoldered, evidenced by top photo. Second and third photos, relaxing between takes, bottom - Edna as Marie St. Clair.
Charlie Chaplin created this dramatic role for Edna Purviance, he hoped it would help towards a career as a dramatic actress. It was his way I’m sure of acknowledging her contribution to his early success. Edna contributed more to “the tramp’s” continuing evolution and was his greatest and most enduring onscreen partner.
Charlie Chaplin prepared a reissue of “A Woman of Paris” - in 1976 he created a new score:
According to David Robinson: “The score was the last completed work of a creative life that had spanned three quarters of a century”