Saturday, April 30, 2022

Arbuckle Acquitted -- April 30, 2022

Moving Picture World, 22-April-1922

100 years ago this month, the second trial of Roscoe Arbuckle for the death of Virginia Rappe ended with a mistrial, not an acquittal as the title of this post and article suggest. The defense proved that several vital items of evidence had been faked, and they put the victim on trial, with testimony about her alcoholism and promiscuity.

Moving Picture World, 29-April-1922

Recently crowned chairman of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, Will Hays, declared that showing of any of Arbuckle's films was suspended.

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