From Library Journal
Edmonds's biography of the stage and screen star is as much an homage to Arbuckle (1887-1933) as it is an investigation into the sensational trial that virtually ruined the man and his career. Author of Hot Toddy ( LJ 4/15/89 ) and Let the Good Times Roll (Avon, 1984), Edmonds is a skilled writer who brings a wealth of information to the popular biography. She convincingly defends Arbuckle by presenting an in-depth psychological portrait while she exposes the underside of Hollywood power politics and its cost in human terms. The book is notable for its treatment of early Hollywood history, the relationships between stage and screen, producers and talent. Written for a general audience, this will do well with readers intrigued by celebrities, and those interested in screen and stage comics.- Robert Rayher, Sch. of the Art Inst. of Chicago
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