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Rappe, Virginia 1895-1921

Overview
Works: 9 works in 24 publications in 1 language and 1,926 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Biographical fiction  Trials, litigation, etc 
Classifications: PS3551.T49, 813.54
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Publications about Virginia Rappe
Most widely held works about Virginia Rappe
    Devil's garden by Ace Atkins( Book )
    5 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1,150 libraries worldwide
    In this noir crime classic about one of the most notorious trials in American history--the 1921 manslaughter case against silent-screen comedy star Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle--Dashiell Hammett investigates what really happened at Arbuckle's San Francisco party and discovers a truth that will change American legal history--and his own life forever
    Room {1219} : the life of Fatty Arbuckle, the mysterious death of Virginia Rappe, and the scandal that changed Hollywood by Greg Merritt( Book )
    4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 450 libraries worldwide
    "Part biography, part true crime narrative, this painstakingly researched book chronicles the improbable rise and stunning fall of Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle from his early big screen success to his involvement in actress Virginia Rappe's death, and the resulting irreparable damage to his career. It describes how during the course of a rowdy three-day party hosted by the comedian in a San Francisco hotel, Rappe became fatally ill, and Arbuckle was subsequently charged with manslaughter. Ultimately acquitted after three trials, neither his career nor his reputation ever recovered from this devastating incident. Relying on a careful examination of documents, the book finally reveals what most likely occurred that Labor Day weekend in 1921 in that fateful hotel room. In addition, it covers the evolution of the film industry--from the first silent experiments to the connection between Arbuckle's scandal and the implementation of industry-wide censorship that altered the course of Hollywood filmmaking for five decades"--
    Devil's garden by Ace Atkins( Sound Recording )
    9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 307 libraries worldwide
    When silent-film star Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle is accused of crushing an actress to death during a wild 1920s party, Pinkerton agent Dashiell Hammett struggles to sort out conflicting testimony from witnesses, while William Randolph Hearst's newspapers demand a guilty verdict
    The Fatty Arbuckle case by Leo Guild( Book )
    1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
    The day the laughter stopped : the true story of Fatty Arbuckle by David A Yallop( Book )
    1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
    [Virginia Rappe, half-length portrait, seated, in costume, facing left] ( visu )
    1 edition published in 1920 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
    [Virginia Rappe, head-and-shoulders portrait, posed with a dog] ( visu )
    1 edition published in 1920 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
    [Virginia Rappe, head-and-shoulders portrait] ( visu )
    1 edition published in 1920 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
    [Virginia Rappe, full-length portrait, seated, in costume, facing front] by Underwood & Underwood( visu )
    1 edition published in 1920 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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