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Hollywood’s First Scandal

Friday, September 30th, 2011


‘Fatty’ Arbuckle and Hollywood’s first scandal



By Jude Sheerin
BBC News, Washington


Guests to San Francisco’s Westin St Francis Hotel still ask to see the room where an infamous bootleg-booze-soused party took place 90 years ago.


The management are happy to show visitors the suite, if it’s unoccupied, but they don’t know exactly what happened in there on Labor Day in 1921 – no-one does.


One thing is clear: In Room 1219 that afternoon, an actress by the name of Virginia Rappe was screaming in agony on a bed.


Later that week she was dead.


And the man charged with her death was Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle, Hollywood’s first one-million-dollar star.


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Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle Birthday

Monday, March 24th, 2008

Happy Birthday to Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle on what would be his 121st birthday. I know there are some that get upset at referring to the comedian as “Fatty” and believe me, I can understand why he did not want to be called as such, but that is what most people know him as.






As most people know, Arbuckle’s career was cut short when he was placed on trial for the rape and death of actress, Virginia Rappe. A friend and film researcher Joan Myers has been working on a book project that will shed light on some different and unknown aspects of the comedians trial. To learn more about it, go to the Alternative Film Guide and read the Q & A by Andre Soares with Joan.




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