Historic & Vintage Photography
Guaranteed Authenticity of Every Item
Industry's Lowest Buyer's Premium

Lot # 645: 1921 Virginia Rappe, "Young Lady Killed in Fatty Arbuckle Scandal" Sexy Photo

Category: Entertainment

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 15 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
Lot / Auction Closed




This lot is closed. Bidding is not allowed.

Item was in Auction "February Collectors Auction 2024",
which ran from 2/19/2024 10:00 PM to
3/9/2024 8:00 PM



1921 Photograph of young actress and free spirit Virginia Rappe issued after she had been found dead in a Hollywood hotel rented by comedian Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle. The result of the incident was the first widely publicized sex scandal in Hollywood history and one that destroyed Arbuckle's career. The offered image of Rappe is perhaps the most seductive of her we have ever seen and it presents in nice shape with some pinholes and tracing from editorial use in a newspaper. One of the few originals we have ever seen, issued by Underwood and Underwood and comes from a prominent New York archive.

Size: 6.5x8.75
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 3.5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 8.5/10

Views: 97