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Abandoned as a boy in Kansas, Fatty Arbuckle found adulation in Hollywood in the early days of cinema. During his heyday he was more popular than Charlie Chaplin and became the first screen actor to make a million dollars a year. But in 1921 Fatty was accused of the rape and murder of an actress he had met in San Francisco. Although he was later acquitted, the virulent press speculation Arbuckle received destroyed his career.
I Fatty imagines Arbuckle taking centre stage to recount his life story â€“ from humble beginnings to dramatic downfall, and the result is an utterly compelling, highly original and beautifully written novel which deserves the widest possible audience.
Closing date: 18/04/2019
â€˜Finally, the true skinny on Fatty. Jerry Stahl brilliantly gives life, voice, truth, and respect to Roscoe Arbuckle, redeeming the unjustly tarnished memory of a wildly great talent and a great wild manâ€¦ I LOVE THIS BOOK!â€™
â€˜Jerry Stahl is the American hipster bardâ€™
â€˜Wisecracking, poignant and frequently hilarious, the voice never cracksâ€™
â€˜Stahlâ€™s book bears all the contemporary backdrop of the cases against
Phil Spector, Jackson and O.J. Simpsonâ€™
Publication date: 01/02/2006
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Format: Paperback (b Format)
|Publication date:||1st February 2006|
|Publisher:||Allison & Busby|
|Format:||Paperback (b Format)|
|Genres:||Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction,|
Jerry Stahl is the author of the best-selling memoir Permanent Midnight and the novels: Pery â€“ A Love Story and Plainclothes Naked. His fiction and non-fiction have been anthologized widely and featured in a variety of magazines from Esquire to Playboy. He has also written extensively for film and television, most recently for the popular TV crime drama CSI. He has one daughter and lives in Los Angeles.More About Jerry Stahl