THE SEA GULL
"A WOMAN OF THE SEA"
by Linda Wada
Charlie Chaplin's lost 1926 film, starring Edna Purviance, directed by Josef von Sternberg.

LEONARD MALTIN Review of The Sea Gull - Aug 2010

THOMAS GLADYSZ
San Francisco Examiner

"Had you not known it was self-published, any reader would assume this book the product of a major concern. It’s beautifully printed... And what’s more, it’s the only book on an interesting and worthwhile subject...




KEVIN BROWNLOW
Film Historian - London

"THE SEA GULL is an important contribution to film history, and worth buying for the stills alone.


LON DAVIS
Author, Silent Lives, USA

"The sheer quality of the photographs, and the overall presentation, will give silent film aficionados a book they will cherish forever."


KATE GUYONVARCH
Association Chaplin - Paris

" I congratulate you on a very interesting and attractive book...


TED LU
Discover Chaplin -
Montreal
"Let me first congratulate you on the fruition of your years of research and dedication to Chaplin's leading lady Edna Purviance.



DAVID W. TOLL
Nevada Journalist

Virginia City, Nevada
"It is beautiful, informative and edifying all at once.



WHAT FANS ARE SAYING

"You can be very proud of this outstanding and long-overdue achievement!" - KB


"I received the book today, very well packaged... It is really wonderful to be able to see the photos, along with your reconstruction of the story." - JB


"The cast photo from "In the Park" alone is worth the price! Congratulations on a remarkable achievement." - MV

"The book arrived - and it's lovely. My colleagues and I all agreed that you did a marvelous job, not only with the copy and design, but with choosing a printer." - AK

"You have done a really magnificent job! The book is beautiful and the photos are so crisp & clear. "- JJ

"This is an important book-Leading Ladies should be very proud of themselves." - JW

"I do congratulate you and your husband, as it is a beautifully produced book that will sit proudly on anyone's shelf." - PJ

"I enjoy seeing pictures of Edna I never seen before." - FB

"It's one of the most enjoyable books I've read about Chaplin."
- DD

"...it blew me away, it's amazing, better than I could have imagined." - GCE

"The photos are so very nicely reproduced. ...a shame it can't be introduced to a wider market." - DT

The book turned up all safe and just gorgeous... - the quality is divine." - GT


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EDNA PURVIANCE TREASURES

Welcome to Leading Ladies' special shop dedicated to Edna Purviance, Charlie Chaplin’s beloved leading lady for over 30 films. Scroll down for our current offerings.

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THE SEA GULL SOFTBOUND EDITION

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$39.95* plus shipping USA or International

The Sea Gull - “A Woman of the Sea” is the first book ever published about Edna Purviance, and centers around the surprising story of the only “lost” film ever produced by Chaplin's Studio. Directed by Josef von Sternberg, Sea Gull starred Edna Purviance, Gayne Whitman, Eve Sothern (also spelled Southern), and Raymond Bloomer.

The book is 132 pages, full color, and features over 100 photographs never published before, including over 50 recently-discovered production stills from the film. (Prints that Edna Purviance personally kept.)

The Sea Gull photos are presented in a special 52 page gallery, along with the original 1926 title narrative. It includes background leading up to the filming, a glimpse into the actual filming and the aftermath to the year 1933.

February 15, 2010, all books sold are Revised Third Editions. First and Second Edition are retired.

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THE SEA GULL
includes Bonus 8"x10" cover photo
Signed or Unsigned
Softbound (Paperback) - $50 plus shipping
Signed copies are mailed by Leading Ladies, and require more time for shipping.

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PHOTO


8"x10" Sea Gull
Cover Photo
$10.00 plus shipping
Professionally scanned photograph, from a first-generation print. Suitable for framing.


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ONLY AVAILABLE IN THE USA
POSTER - SMALL VERSION



Special Edna Purviance Poster
Unsigned Edition
Here’s a chance to get the Leading Ladies poster for the premiere of the remastered version of A Woman of Paris in Bologna, Italy in 2005. The 12”x18” poster is printed digitally on high resolution photo paper. This is a cool collectible for Edna fans.

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The Sea Gull available to see in England, Oregon, Harvard, Newcastle, Australia

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