Greenbriar's Arbuckle Arc
Again I confess to Fatty Fixation. No silent tragi-comedy engages me half so much. What happened to Roscoe was uniquely awful --- a world's adulation one day, its anathema the next. Everyone here knows the story. Beloved comedian Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle turns down a 1921 Labor Day boating invite from Buster Keaton in order to revel hearty with H'wood pals at Frisco's
What I'm about today is not dredging up familiar history. A chance find among scrapbooks did, however, reveal one town loosening its Arbuckle embrace as scandal's imprint spread across the land. Word traveled fast even in 1921. Roscoe saw fame evaporate within weeks of the incident, replaced by infamy to last longer.
Arbuckle, and his
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It was that way everywhere. Towns large and small cancelled Arbuckle playdates. The
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Soon Enough They'd Do So In Real Life
More Roscoe Arbuckle at Greenbriar Archives: Fatty's Fate and Roscoe's Rescue and Windy Riley Goes Hollywood.