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

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

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Room 1219 : the life of Fatty Arbuckle, the mysterious death of Virginia Rappe, and the scandal that changed Hollywood
Title
Room 1219
Title remainder
the life of Fatty Arbuckle, the mysterious death of Virginia Rappe, and the scandal that changed Hollywood
Statement of responsibility
Greg Merritt
Title variation
  • Room twelve nineteen
  • Room one thousand two-hundred nineteen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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 three-day 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"--
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
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10217657
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
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Merritt, Greg
Dewey number
  • 791.4302/8092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2287.A68
LC item number
M48 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Arbuckle, Roscoe
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Rappe, Virginia
  • Murder victims
  • Murder
  • TRUE CRIME / General
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
Target audience
adult
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the life of Fatty Arbuckle, the mysterious death of Virginia Rappe, and the scandal that changed Hollywood
Label
Room 1219 : the life of Fatty Arbuckle, the mysterious death of Virginia Rappe, and the scandal that changed Hollywood, Greg Merritt
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"An A Cappella book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 411-414) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013015168
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 428 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9781613747926
Lccn
2013015168
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Room 1219 : the life of Fatty Arbuckle, the mysterious death of Virginia Rappe, and the scandal that changed Hollywood, Greg Merritt
Publication
Note
"An A Cappella book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 411-414) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013015168
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 428 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9781613747926
Lccn
2013015168
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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