Texas Guinan with Fatty Arbuckle
Before the death of Virginia Rappe in 1921, before the non-stop media coverage of the murder trial, Roscoe Conkling "Fatty" Arbuckle [March 24, 1887 – June 29, 1933] was an established silent film star. Here he serenades two women whose careers were not yet established: Vivian Duncan [of the "Duncan Sisters"] and Texas Guinan. Their court room days would alter the picture. After the trial, however, Fatty Arbuckle appeared several times on the same stagebill as Texas Guinan.
Coincidentally, he suffered a fatal heart attack at age 46 in the summer of 1933, the same year that Texas would die at age 49.
Illustration: Sixth Avenue El on West 8th Street: Edward C. Caswell