The scene of the crime . . . from Vienna

Although Roscoe Arbuckle was well known in England and France, his appearance was evidently a mystery to the editor of the Illustrierte Kronen Zeitung, a tabloid in the Austrian capital of Vienna. Despite lacking visual references for Arbuckle and Virginia Rappe, the cover artist used his imagination and wire service reports to recreate the scene in room 1219 of the St. Francis Hotel on September 5, 1921.

The German reads “The Death of a Film Star. On Suspicion of Murder.” (ANNÖ)

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