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Fatty Arbuckle: Hollywood's First Sex Scandal

The current Hollywood scandal engulfing Harvey Weinstein is sending shockwaves across showbiz communities.  Almost daily new allegations emerge from actresses who accuse him of sexual harassment and even assault.   838 more words


Coney Island (1917)

This movie was the fifth collaboration between Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle and Buster Keaton, coming out just a month after “Oh, Doctor!” To my mind, it makes better use of Keaton’s talents, although fans of the “Great Stone Face” may be surprised by his expressions at this time. 1,716 more words


End Notes on the MGM-Era Work

This will come as a big surprise to hear (from a serious fan) — and is certainly not a concession I thought I’d be making — but after watching all of them now, I’ve come to realize that the MGM-era Keaton work is just, truly, not that bad. 1,298 more words

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Witley, June 2, 1917

Saturday          Weather fine & windy, week end clean up. Afternoon letter writing. Evening went to pictures Tomorrow going for a long walk and attend Hambledon E. 124 more words


My Vintage Life: Fatty Arbuckle and the Scandal that Changed Hollywood

Welcome back! Firstly, sorry to anyone who checked in last week expecting a post. My fiancé flew over at very short notice to help with some visa-related bits and pieces. 1,660 more words


Oh Doctor (1917)

This comedy directed by and starring Roscoe (Fatty) Arbuckle is also an early vehicle for Buster Keaton, who plays his spoiled and immature son. While a bit rough around the edges, there is some good physical and situational comedy here. 758 more words


February 1917

Most of the headlines for this month relate to the First World War, and increasing international tensions that will bring the US into the war soon… 363 more words