The Fatty Arbuckle Trials (1921-22):
 Selected Links & Bibliography
by Douglas O. Linder

Roscoe ("Fatty") Arbuckle: 1921 Mugshots
Born: 3/24/1877
Birthplace: Smith Center, Kansas


Fatty Arbuckle-Virginai Rappe Trial: Q & A with Researcher Joan Myers (Alt Film Guide, Apr. 14, 2007)

Taylorology (Contemporary Accounts of Arbuckle's Career and Trial)

Roscoe Arbuckle (Wikipedia)

Filmography of Arbuckle (Internet Movie Database)

The Trial of Fatty Arbuckle (Ralph)

Fatty's Dilemma (Video: Trial Re-enactment)

Virginia Rappe (about 1920), the alleged rape victim

Additional Reading:

Edmonds, Andy.  Frame-Up! The Untold Story of Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle.  Wm. Morrow & Co, 1991.

Grant, Robert and Katz, Joseph, The Great Trials of the Twenties: The Watershed Decade in America's Courtrooms.  De Capo Press, 1998.

Guild, Leo.  The Fatty Arbuckle Case: The Hollywood Story No One Dared Publish.  Paperback Library, 1962.

Oderman, Stuart.  Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle: A Biography of the Silent Film Comedian, 1877-1933.  McFarlabd & Co., 2005.

Yallop, David.  The Day the Laughter Stopped.  St. Martin's Press, 1976.


The Trial of Fatty Arbuckle.  Court TV, Greatest Trials of All-Time.

Fatty Arbuckle. 
A & E.,  2000.