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    Fatty Arbuckle Signed Photograph. A b&w 11" x 14" photo portrait inscribed "Dear Sam/The car is insured/how about the dog?" and signed "Yours truly/Roscoe" by Arbuckle in black fountain ink. In 1921, while at the peak of success, Arbuckle's career was ruined when a young starlet died after allegedly being sexually assaulted by the 320-pound actor. Arbuckle was charged with manslaughter; twice, the trial ended in a hung jury and in a third trial he was acquitted, but public opinion forced Arbuckle's retirement from the screen. In Very Good condition with some tears, pieces missing from the edges, mild toning, and tape residue on the reverse. Accompanied by James Spence Authentication auction LOA.

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    February, 2009
    21st-22nd Saturday-Sunday
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