THE SCANDAL

"'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:

The Gist of It

The Long Painful Version

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