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Roscoe Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle had an interesting and varied career as a vaudeville monologist, musical comedy star, and silent film comedian, writer, director, and producer. He was also the subject of scandal, having been accused of rape and murder in 1921. Though he was never indicted on these charges and was acquitted of manslaughter, his reputation was tarnished and the incident is alluded to even today. This book draws upon extensive research to provide an objective record of his life and work. The biography portion of the volume overviews Arbuckle's many accomplishments and sheds light on his controversial life. Much of the material in the book comes from exclusive sources, such as the tape-recorded memoirs of Arbuckle's first wife and the author's recent, lengthy correspondence with the comedian's third wife and widow. Also included are two interviews with Arbuckle from 1916 and 1931, and a 1931 article about the path of his career after his scandal. The bulk of the volume provides entries for Arbuckle's theater and film work. These entries provide cast listings, plot summaries, and critical commentary. An extensive annotated bibliography lists books and articles of additional interest.

About Robert Young

ROBERT YOUNG, JR. is a free-lance writer, and has worked as a theatrical press agent, wire service correspondent, newspaper and magazine editor, radio and television writer, and corporate advertising executive. He has written books on World War II and the history of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and his articles have appeared in a number of magazines.

Details Book

Author : Robert Young
Publisher : Greenwood Press
Data Published : 14 June 1994
ISBN : 0313265372
EAN : 9780313265372
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 328 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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