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August 17, 1996
The Silent Movie Theater, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., will present an evening of Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle films tonight at 8. The silent era comedian's widow, Addie Arbuckle, will be on hand for the screenings of "The Round Up" (1920), "Butcher Boy" (1917) and "Miss Fatty's Seaside Lovers" (1915), following a dinner at Fatty's Row House Restaurant, 829 N. La Cienega. Silent Movie Theater: (213) 653-2389. For dinner reservations: (310) 657-9220.
May 7, 1995
Re "L.A.'s Fatal Attraction" (April 17): As a film historian I find it extremely upsetting to see poor Roscoe (Fatty) Arbuckle labeled as a murderous rapist more than 70 years after his acquittal. Not only was he cleared of all guilt, the jury found it necessary to issue an apology to him for the obvious wrongdoing of the system. During his lifetime, this kind of labeling and misinformation cost Arbuckle not only his fortune, but his livelihood and reputation. Maybe it's time for The Times to get the facts straight and let him rest in peace.
May 8, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
William Heyes Jr., 78, child actor in the silent "Penrod and Sam" series, died Friday in Raleigh, N.C., after a long illness. Show business approached the New Bedford, Mass., lad when he was 7. Because he looked like the comic character Skippy, he was asked to audition for a movie of that title. Jackie Cooper got the role, but Heyes landed a two-year movie career anyway. After starring as Penrod, in 1932 he played opposite Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle in Arbuckle's first talkie, "Hey, Pop."
May 25, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Highest estimated salaries for film actors, by decade: 1910s: Roscoe (Fatty) Arbuckle $1 million/year 1920s: Al Jolson $500,000/film 1930s: Mae West $480,833/year 1940s: Betty Grable $800,000/year 1950s: James Stewart $1 million +/film 1960s: Cary Grant $3 million/film 1970s: Marlon Brando $3.5 million/film 1980s: Sylvester Stallone $16 million/film Source: Guinness Book of the Movies Per capita annual income in the U.S.
February 24, 1991 | Chris Goodrich
FRAME-UP! The Untold Story of Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle by Andy Edmonds (William Morrow: $19.95; 319 pp.). It's sad to think that Fatty Arbuckle's career always will be disfigured by the notorious 1921 party after which a young actress died, supposedly because the early film comic had viciously raped her. Andy Edmonds' "Frame-Up!" is an attempt to rehabilitate Arbuckle, and she largely succeeds--mostly because the traditional accounts of the incident at the St.
March 7, 1993
Regarding "No Silence of the Hams," by Patrick Goldstein (Feb. 14): I'm glad Goldstein included a reference to Buster Keaton in his article on Hollywood's current feverish affection for film parodies. Keaton was an early master of the spoof genre; his deadpan approach to comedy was perfect for this type of entertainment and was obviously a big influence on the current crop of cinema parodists (Jim Abrahams and the Zucker boys, Carl and Rob Reiner, Joel and Ethan Coen, to name a few)
September 14, 1989
How refreshing to read (Glendale Edition, Aug. 26) that Mack Sennett's stage will be preserved! In today's impersonal era of mini-malls, office high-rises, new apartment buildings, condominiums, it seems there will soon be nothing left to preserve! However, this preservation is more of a tribute to Mack Sennett himself than to his famed studio. After all, Mack Sennett, born Michael (Mikall) Sinnott, was one of the true pioneers of filmdom, discovering such talents as Charlie Chaplin, Roscoe (Fatty)
June 3, 1998
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April 28, 1997 | DADE HAYES
Current studio expansions and booming location shooting in the Valley have a lot to do with silent film pioneer Mack Sennett. The self-dubbed "King of Comedy," who hatched gags with Charlie Chaplin, Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle and Mabel Normand, looked to the sparsely populated Valley as early as 1913 for pastoral, low-cost terrain that was unavailable in Hollywood.
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