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Roscoe "fatty" Arbuckle: A Biography of the Silent Film Comedian, 1887-1933

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Fatty Arbuckle's career came to a sudden halt amidst allegations that he raped and caused the death of a young starlet named Virginia Rappe. Though he was acquitted, the comedian, who was at one time second in popularity only to Charlie Chaplin, was ruined. Interviews with many of Arbuckle's contemporaries (including Minta Durfee, his first wife) and extensive research inf ...more
Paperback, 245 pages
Published July 29th 2005 by McFarland & Company (first published May 1994)
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Calvin
Interesting read. I like the fact the author didnt really take sides in the whole Rapp scandal. Although I do think he probably feels that while Arbuckle wasnt guilty there may have been negligence.

What I did find surprising was how holier than thou the Gloria Swanson interviews came off. What a prig.
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