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    Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle (Vitaphone, 1932). Stock One Sheet (27" X 41").
    The sad trajectory of Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle's career decline is well known to silent movie fans. His huge success in films lasted from 1915 to 1921, when, at the height of his popularity, he was involved with the controversial death of actress Virginia Rappe. After three very public trials (in which he was acquitted) and years of scandal, Arbuckle's life and career was in shambles. The once beloved star later found work as a director, using the pseudonym William Goodrich, and returned to acting in 1932 with a series of six shorts for Warner Brothers. This very rare and bright stock poster is from this time period. It is in excellent shape and has had professional restoration to address edge wear with tears at the left border, which do not affect the image area, and fold wear with two extra vertical folds. This is a unique poster for this comedic legend. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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