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"Fatty" Arbuckle(1887-1933) was a silent film actor,comedian,director,and screenwriter.In September 1921,Arbuckle attended a party at the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco. Bit player Virginia Rappe(1895-1921)became drunk and ill at the party; she died four days later at a sanitarium known for performing abortions.Arbuckle was accused by a well-known madam of raping and accidentally killing Rappe.Everything was wrong and was led by the newspapers ready for anything.
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Acquitted in the third trial he received a written apology from the jury;however,the trial's scandal has mostly overshadowed his legacy as a pioneering comedian.Though the ban on his films was lifted within a year,Arbuckle only worked sparingly through the 1920s.He died of a heart attack,aged 46.Fatty was not guilty and yet on 1922,6 days after his acquittal,Hays(Senator)banned Roscoe Arbuckle from ever working in US.movies again…

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Becky1079 says:
gorgeous page
Mar 9, 2013
inkyD says:
A gorgeous page for this beautiful girl, a tragic story fired by the need for sensationalist news. As always Rose-Marie, you are so informative and produce the most elegant and beautiful layouts x
Mar 7, 2013
valrushton says:
Fabulous, love reading your stories about your pages
Mar 7, 2013
Lavender Passion says:
Beautiful colorful page! God Bless!
Mar 6, 2013
Micheline 1 says:
An other wonderful page and story (tragic)!
Very well done Rose-Marie.xx
Mar 6, 2013
Cheryl C says:
Striking page and tragic story, very intriguing
Mar 6, 2013
MaryWonder says:
Lovely happy photo & the colours you have used set it off beautifully
Mar 6, 2013
Heather63 says:
Stunning!x
Mar 6, 2013
ScrapDaddy says:
Wow - great story & wonderfully scrapped page!
Mar 6, 2013
Xguern66 says:
Where there is smoke there is fire so they say and some never forget. Another young life coming to a tragic end. I love your choices for this beautiful page Rose-Marie.
Mar 6, 2013
   
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