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Author Merritt, Greg, 1965-

Title Room 1219 : the life of Fatty Arbuckle, the mysterious death of Virginia Rappe, and the scandal that changed Hollywood / Greg Merritt.

Publication Info. Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, [2013]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    791.43 Arbuckle,R MER    Available
Description xi, 428 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "In 1921, one of the biggest movie stars in the world was accused of killing a woman. What followed was an unprecedented avalanche of press coverage, the original 'trial of the century,' and a wave of censorship that altered the course of Hollywood filmmaking. It began on Labor Day, when comic actor Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, then at the pinnacle of his fame and fortune, hosted a party in San Francisco's best hotel. As the party raged, he was alone in room 1219 with Virginia Rappe, a little-known actress. Four days later, she died, and he was charged with her murder"--Dust jacket.
Subject Arbuckle, Roscoe, 1887-1933
Rappe, Virginia, 1895-1921
Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography
Murder victims -- California -- Biography.
Murder -- California -- Los Angeles
Added Title Room twelve nineteen
ISBN 9781613747926 hardback
1613747926 hardback

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