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Roscoe Conkling ARBUCKLE




Photo clipping which appeared in newspaper almost 12 years after the silent film star Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle was accused of murdering Virginia Rappe, pictured here, after a wild party in his San Francisco suite.



Virginia Rappe was an obscure 25-year-old starlet from the Silent Screen era. In 1921, a scandal occurred when she died at a drunken party at the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco on Labor Day weekend. Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle was accused of her murder. He was later acquitted.



Body of Virginia Rappe, for whose murder Roscoe Arbuckle is held in San Francisco, as it arrived in Los Angeles, September 17, 1921. She is buried in Hollywood Memorial Cemetery (now called Hollywood Forever).



Zey Pyvron-Prevost had at first supported Maude Delmont in her accusation of Roscoe Arbuckle's murder of Virginia Rappe. Later she reversed her testimony.


Mrs. Bambina Maude Delmont, who charged Roscoe Arbuckle
with the murder of her friend Virginia Rappe.



Arbuckle was one of the major stars of the silent screen when he was charged with the rape and resulting death of an obscure 25-year-old starlet named Virginia Rappe at a drunken party on Labor Day weekend in 1921. The incident occurred at the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco. When it was all over, Arbuckle was acquitted in his third trial.



Virginia Rappe was best known for appearing on the cover of a sheet music,
 "Let Me Call You Sweetheart."



Three different poses of silent screen star, Virginia Rappe.


Virginia Rappe had a bad reputation--four abortions and one birth as a young teenager. Although Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle was accused of raping and causing her death, it was later thought that she had arrived at the St. Francis Hotel already injured from an abortion performed just before she came to San Francisco. She died September 9, 1921. Arbuckle was eventually acquitted of the charges although his career was over after that ordeal.



Virginia Rappe died at a party at San Francisco's St. Francis Hotel. Rappe arrived at the same hotel where Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle had gone to celebrate the signing of a 3-year contract with Paramount Pictures for an unheard of $1 million per year. Arbuckle was accused of murdering her.















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