The bigger than life obese man with the baby’s face who performed slapstick comedy with the agility of a seasoned acrobat was Hollywood’s biggest star throughout the 1910’s and by 1920 was Tinsel Town’s highest paid actor when Arbuckle signed a contract with Paramount Pictures for $1 million which equals to roughly $14 million today.
The comedian who could make audiences roar with laughter by doing something as menial as eating from a bowl of spaghetti seemingly had the Midas touch where anything involving the one and only Fatty Arbuckle drew box office gold.
But all of that came to an abrupt end at a chic hotel in San Francisco during the first week of September in 1921.
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Valentine Words of Warning King Louis XVI & Marie Antoinette: How NOT to behave within a Partnered Relationship or Reign of Rulership by Brad Kronen To commemorate the upcoming Jour d’Amour, also known as Valentine’s Day, the man who brought you THE astrological love guide of the 21st century, “Love in the Stars” thought he’d shake things […]
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Hildegard Behrens 1937 – 2009 Her Life Affirming Art by Brad Kronen February 9th marks the birthday of the renowned opera singer, Hildegard Behrens. The German soprano sang an immense range of roles but was best known for her interpretations of the works by Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss. I wrote the following after learning of Ms. […]
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