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The Resource I, Fatty : a novel, Jerry Stahl

I, Fatty : a novel, Jerry Stahl

Label
I, Fatty : a novel
Title
I, Fatty
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jerry Stahl
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Abandoned as a boy in Kansas, Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle found adulation first in vaudeville, and then in the new medium of the cinema. In his day, during the second decade of the 1900s, Fatty was more popular than Chaplin; he became the first screen actor to make a million dollars a year. But in 1921 he was accused of the rape and murder of actress Virginia Rappe, whom he encountered at a party in San Francisco and who died a few days later. Though he was eventually acquitted by a unanimous jury, the virulent speculation by the press ultimately destroyed Arbuckle's career
  • Framed for a crime he didn't commit, and demonized by conservative powers that hyped the case as emblematic of all the evils of show business, Fatty Arbuckle was the first modern celebrity whose presumed guilt - and alleged innocence - galvanized a nation." "In I, Fatty, Jerry Stahl, the author of Permanent Midnight, tells the story from Fatty's own perspective. This is a portrait of a comic genius whose rise and fall set the precedent for the scandals that still shake Hollywood today."--Jacket
Summary
A historical novel based on the life and career of Hollywood celebrity Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, narrated by the comic actor himself, describes his rise to success in the world of entertainment and silent film and the 1921 scandal that destroyed his life
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
125256
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stahl, Jerry
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.T3125
LC item number
I15 2004
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arbuckle, Roscoe
  • Arbuckle, Roscoe
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • Motion picture industry
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Comedians
  • Comedians
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Motion picture industry
  • Trials (Murder)
  • California
  • California
Target audience
adult
Label
I, Fatty : a novel, Jerry Stahl
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-280)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm53971687
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
280 pages
Isbn
9781582345826
Lccn
2003028011
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)53971687
Label
I, Fatty : a novel, Jerry Stahl
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-280)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm53971687
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
280 pages
Isbn
9781582345826
Lccn
2003028011
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)53971687

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