"'NOBODY LOVES A FAT MAN?'...
Who would feel sorry for THAT MAN?"
--Motion Picture World, 1916 (Five years before
the manslaughter trials that ruined Roscoe Arbuckle's career)
The myths surrounding the Arbuckle-Rappé Scandal
of 1921 sadly continue in the "tabloid-trash" media. Quite frankly,
this incident is not as important as studying Roscoe Arbuckle the man, Arbuckle
the comedian, or Arbuckle the filmmaker. Still, the material must be addressed.
We are therefore presenting this factually correct material
in two ways:
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