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    The Waiter's Ball (Triangle-Keystone, 1916). One Sheet (28" X 41.5").
    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 incredible one sheet from Arbuckle's early days is the first to be offered by Heritage or perhaps by anyone. Its stone litho imagery and color saturation is impressive, and restoration has addressed signs of handling. The film also stars Arbuckle's nephew Al St. John, another fine comedic talent of the era. The poster has had touchup to the folds that show small chips, a tear in the bottom right corner, pinholes in the corners, and creases in the top right corner. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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