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Harry Houdini visits Roscoe Arbuckle on the set of "Back Stage", 1919

1931: Roscoe Arbuckle - Honeymoon Trio (Al St. John, Walter Catlett)

Buster Keaton & Roscoe Arbuckle - two major comedy stars of the silent era (also Luke the Pitbull)


Roscoe Arbuckle's career was destroyed when a would-be starlet called Virginia Rappe died of a ruptured bladder after a weekend orgy he threw in San Francisco in 1921. The 19-stone Arbuckle was accused of raping and accidentally killing her and he was tried three times for manslaughter. It is widely believed that he was framed.


Roscoe Conkling "Fatty" Arbuckle - March 24, 1887 – June 29, 1933 - In September 1921, Fatty attended a party at the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco during the Labor Day weekend. Virginia Rappe became drunk and ill at the party; she died four days later at a sanitarium. Arbuckle was accused by a well-known madam of raping and accidentally killing Rappe. Arbuckle endured three widely publicized trials for manslaughter. His films were subsequently banned and he was publicly ostracized.

from Our Dog's Got A Blog

Roscoe Arbuckle and Luke the (Pit Bull) wonder dog. Somewhere on this board is a photo of, if I remember correctly, Buster Keaton and Luke.