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Author Merritt, Greg, 1965-

Title Room 1219 [electronic resource] : The Life of Fatty Arbuckle, the Mysterious Death of Virginia Rappe, and the Scandal That Changed Hol / Greg Merritt.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Chicago Review Press, 2013.


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Summary Part biography, part true-crime narrative, this painstakingly researched book chronicles the improbable rise and stunning fall of Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle from his early big screen success to his involvement in actress Virginia Rappe's death, and the resulting irreparable damage to his career. It describes how during the course of a rowdy party hosted by the comedian in a San Francisco hotel, Rappe became fatally ill, and Arbuckle was subsequently charged with manslaughter. Ultimately acquitted after three trials, neither his career nor his reputation ever recovered from this devastating incident. Relying on a careful examination of documents, the book finally reveals what most likely occurred that Labor Day weekend in 1921 in that fateful hotel room. In addition, it covers the evolution of the film industry-from the first silent experiments to the connection between Arbuckle's scandal and the implementation of industry-wide censorship that altered the course of Hollywood filmmaking for five decades.
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Subject Arbuckle, Roscoe, 1887-1933.
Rappe, Virginia, 1895-1921.
Murder -- California -- Los Angeles.
Murder victims -- California -- Biography.
Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography.
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Other Form: Print version: Merritt, Greg, 1965- Room 1219. Chicago : Chicago Review Press, [2013] 9781613747926 (DLC)2013015168
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