Sources for this Website:


Above and beyond all -- Paul E. Gierucki, who's wealth of information, collected primary sources, and personal drive to restored Roscoe Arbuckle and his fims, has superceded all that had come before.

The "Arbuckemania" filmography of Roscoe Arbuckle is based largely on Samuel A Gill's filmographies from David Yallop's THE DAY THE LAUGHTER STOPPED: THE TRUE STORY OF FATTY ARBUCKLE (1976), and Andy Edmonds' FRAME UP! THE UNTOLD STORY OF ROSCOE "FATTY" ARBUCKLE (1993).

The Yallop and Edmonds books are also the sources for information about the 1921 scandal, and the trials that followed. Both books are far from perfect.

If you are interested in learning more about Arbuckle's film career then you should check out ROSCOE "FATTY" ARBUCKLE: A BIOGRAPHY OF THE SILENT FILM COMEDIAN, 1877-1933 by Stuart Oderman (1994), which presents Arbuckle's life largely from the perspective of his fist wife, Minta Dufree.

ROSCOE "FATTY" ARBUCKLE: A BIO-BIBLIOGRAPHY by Robert Young, Jr. (1994), is a must source for those who wish to do further reseach into Roscoe's life, and is the best factual source book to date.

For a personal insight into Roscoe Arbuckle one should read Buster Keaton's MY WONDERFUL WORLD OF SLAPSTICK (1960), which is the first book to reveal the many sides of what a warm-hearted man Roscoe Arbuckle was.

Other sources which helped create this Arbuckle sub-site are:

Bessy, Maurice CHARLIE CHAPLIN (1985)
Blesh, Rudi KEATON (1966)
Brownlow, Kevin THE PARADES GONE BY (1968)
Chaplin, Charles MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY (1964)
Dardis, Tom KEATON: THE MAN WHO WOULDN'T LIE DOWN (1979)
Fowler, Gene FATHER GOOSE (1934)
Fussell, Betty Harper MABEL (1982)
Kerr, Walter THE SILENT CLOWNS (1975)
Kline, Jim THE COMPLETE FILMS OF BUSTER KEATON (1993)
Koszarski, Richard HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN CINEMA, VOLUME 3 (1990)
Lahue, Kalton MACK SENNETT'S KEYSTONE (1971)
Lahue, Kalton WORLD OF LAUGHTER (1966)
McDonald, Conway and Ricci THE FILMS OF CHARLIE CHAPLIN (1965)
Mast, Gerald THE COMIC MIND (1979)
Rapf, Joanna E. & Green, Gary L. BUSTER KEATON: A BIO-BIBLIOGRAPHY (1995)
Robinson, David CHAPLIN: HIS LIFE & ART (1985)
Robinson, David KEATON (1968)
Sennett, Mack KING OF COMEDY (1955)

MOTION PICTURE WORLD magazines (1915-1920)



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