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Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle Vintage Postcard Photo Signed Autograph

Arbuckle, Roscoe Fatty  Vintage Postcard Photo Signed Autograph
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Arbuckle, Roscoe Fatty Vintage Postcard Photo Signed Autograph
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This item is a 3 1/2" X 5 1/2",black and white postcard with a photo of actor Fatty Arbuckle.Roscoe Conkling "Fatty" Arbuckle (March 24, 1887 June 29, 1933) was an American illustrated song slide "model," silent film actor, comedian, director, and screenwriter. Starting at the Selig Polyscope Company he eventually moved to Keystone Studios where he worked with Mabel Normand and Harold Lloyd. He mentored Charlie Chaplin and discovered Buster Keaton and Bob Hope. He was one of the most popular stars of the 1910s, and soon became one of the highest paid, signing a contract to make $1 million a year in 1918.In 1921 Arbuckle threw a party during Labor Day weekend. Bit player Virginia Rappe became ill at the party and died days later. Soon Arbuckle was accused of raping and accidentally killing Rappe, enduring three widely publicized manslaughter trials. His films were banned, his career was ruined, and he was publicly ostracized. Though he was acquitted by a jury and received a written apology, the trial's scandal has mostly overshadowed his legacy as a pioneering comedian.Though the ban on his films was eventually lifted, Arbuckle only worked sparingly through the 1920s. In 1932 he began a successful comeback, which he briefly enjoyed before his death in 1933. The postcard has been autographed on the front by Roscoe Arbuckle with a fountain pen in blue......................BOTH POSTCARD AND AUTOGRAPH ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.............