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    The Life of the Party (Paramount, 1920). Half Sheet (22" X 28").
    Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle had a rather short career in the cinema. After gaining popularity as one of the original Keystone Kops, he would go on to appear in numerous shorts alongside Mabel Normand and Charlie Chaplin. Eventually he had his own company and discovered Buster Keaton whom he would work with the rest of his life. Arbuckle was at the top of his career and was the Life of the Party in 1920 when he starred in this aptly titled comedy, but that lifestyle wouldn't last long. In 1921, he was accused of rape and manslaughter. And although he was acquitted of the charges, his life had been scandalized and he would never fully recover. This poster is from the peak of Arbuckle's career and had pinholes in the corners and borders, light smudging, a few crimps within the image and a 1 inch tear in the right edge. Rolled, Very Fine.


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