ROSCOE "FATTY" ARBUCKLE - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 09/25/1924 - HFSID 172724
Sale Price $1,530.00
ROSCOE "FATTY" ARBUCKLEThe silent film star signed and sent this letter to a group of Kiwanis club members who hosted him at a banquet Typed Letter Signed: "Roscoe Arbuckle", one page, 7¼x10. Spokane, Washington, September 25, 1924. On his personal letterhead to Walter W. L. Mayer, Chicago, Illinois. In full: "I wish to take this opportunity to thank you, as well as your brother Kiwanians of Forest Park, for the splendid compliment they paid me by the invitation to attend that mighty fine dinner last week, as well as for their mighty fine treatment while there. I assure you I appreciate it more than I may ever tell. It was mighty nice of you all, and in return, I may only with [sic] you all the happiness and good luck in the world - and this goes for every one of your members. By the way, if you have ever received the cuts we left with you back from the Forest Park newspapers, possibly it would not be too much trouble to mail them to Ray Coffin, % Pantages Theatre, Vancouver, B.C. Again thanking you most heartily, and with kindest personal regards, I beg to remain Yours sincerely,". Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle (1887-1933) quickly rose to stardom in a series of short silent film comedies with such costars as Mabel Normand, Charlie Chaplin and Chester Conkling. From 1916, he wrote and directed many of his own films as well as some of the other stars of comedy. In 1921, at the peak of success after signing a huge contract with Paramount Pictures, Arbuckle's career was ruined by a sexual assault scandal. After three trials, two hung juries, and an acquittal, Arbuckle was found innocent but public opinion forced Arbuckle's retirement from the screen. He made a brief comeback under the alias William Goodrich (he signed a six-film contract with Warner Bros. in 1932 and a feature film contract in 1933), but passed away before he could start the project. Lightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.
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