Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle: A Biography of the Silent Film Comedian, 1887-1933

Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle: A Biography of the Silent Film Comedian, 1887-1933

by Stuart Oderman

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786422777
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 07/29/2005
Pages: 255
Sales rank: 746,367
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

The late Stuart Oderman was an internationally acclaimed silent film pianist. He lived in New Jersey.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Acknowledgments vii

Introduction ix



1. Endings and Beginnings 1

2. First Steps to First Love 10

3. Touring 22

4. Keystone Comedy 40

5. Charlie Chaplin Makes His Entrance 51

6. Madcap Mabel 64

7. Going East 77

8. Roscoe Goes to Paramount 92

9. A New Talent Arrives 105

10. No Dogs, No Actors! 116

11. On Their Own 125

12. The Best Show in Town 137

13. Up in Roscoe’s Rooms 151

14. The Arbuckle Trials 172

15. Retribution 195

16. New Beginnings, Old Problems 204



Notes 215

Bibliography 235

Index 241

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