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ROSCOE ARBUCKLE SCANDAL TOUR

PostFri Nov 17, 2017 7:22 am

THE ROSCOE ARBUCKLE SCANDAL TOUR

SEPTEMBER 1921
SAN FRANCISCO

WITH ROSCOE
 
LOWELL SHERMAN
THE ADION APARTMENTS
7th AVENUE AND 54th STREET - NYC
Time of scandal
 
FRED FISCHBACH (Fishback) - Fred Hibbard
115 EAST 3rd STREET, LOS ANGELES  - 1915
1729 WEST SUNSET BOULEVARD - LOS ANGELES - 1916
553 SOUTH HOBART BOULEVARD, LOS ANGELES  - 1920
 
404 SOUTH ALVARADO STREET - LOS ANGELES
WEST LAKE TERRACE COURT - #408 A
He was living here in 1920. This is the same apartments where director William Desmond Taylor lived and was murdered.
 
UNINVITED GUESTS
 
VIRGINIA RAPPE
1916 - 1917
594 SOUTH PLYMOUTH BOULEVARD
She moved here upon arriving in Hollywood.
 
1917
540 NORTH WILTON PLACE
This is the address on her death certificate.
 
1920
6717 FRANKLIN AVENUE
Her last home, with Henry Lehrman
 
BAMBINA MAUDE DELMONT - WITH RAPPE
(Francis Bambina Maude Delmont)
725 BERNARD STREET - LOS ANGELES - 1920
Was living here with her sister, Helen Wood. Delmont was 37.
 
AL SEMNACHER (ALFRED LOUIS SEMNACHER)
909 ARDMORE AVENUE - HOLLYWOOD - 1918
Virginia's manager
 
INVITED GUESTS
SHOWGIRLS ZEY PREVON AND ALICE BLAKE
Does anyone have any information on these two folks?
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THE ST. FRANCIS HOTEL

THOMAS J. COLEMAN - HOTEL MANAGER
 
THOMAS KEATING - COLEMAN'S ASSISTANT
635 HYDE STREET - SAN FRANCISCO - 1922
 
HARRY BOYLE - ASSISTANT HOTEL MANAGER
DR. ARTHUR BEADRSEE - HOTEL DOCTOR
 
DR. OLAV KAARBOE (Assistant hotel doctor)
1106 BUSH - SAN FRANCISCO
 
GEORGE GLENNAN - HOTEL DETECTIVE
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WAKEFIELD SANITARIUM
MEDICAL EXAMINER MELVILLE "RUMMY" RUMWELL
3467 PACIFIC AVENUE - SAN FRANCISCO
PHONE NUMBER - FILLMORE 808
Wakefield physician and friend of Maude Delmont. He was rumored to be an abortionist.
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THE POLICE
DANIEL O'BRIEN - CHIEF OF POLICE - 1921
He was also the police court judge and  the father of actor George O'Brien.
 
149 OCEAN AVENUE - SAN FRANCISCO
George O'Brien's boyhood home.
 
SAN FRANCISCO DETECTIVES
THE ORIGINAL FOUR SAN FRANCISCO DETECTIVES ASSIGNED TO THE
INVESTIGATION:
 
GRIFFITH KENNEDY
 
H. (HENRY) T. MCGRATH
1629 DOLORES STREET - SAN FRANCISCO - 1922
 
JOHN DOLAN
1306 DOLORES STREET - SAN FRANCISCO - 1922
 
THOMAS REAGAN
2246 HOWARD STREET - SAN FRANCISCO - 1922
----------------------------------------------
IN THE COURT ROOM
 
THE GRAND JURY

POLICE JUDGE SYLVAIN J. LAZARUS
766 SUTTER - SAN FRANCISCO
 
INQUEST JURY
(Nine out of ten)
 
A. E. MARTIN - 168 SUTTER STREET - SAN FRANCISCO
A. HUNTER - 324 STOCKTON STREET - SAN FRANCISCO
B. B. BOAX - 454 MONTGOMERY STREET - SAN FRANCISCO
A. L. SIMMONS - 151 SUTTER STREET - SAN FRANCISCO
W. G. SMITH - 105 MONTGOMERY STREET - SAN FRANCISCO
JAMES KING - 11 MONTGOMERY STREET - SAN FRANCISCO
C. CALDWELL - 128 SUTTER STREET -  SAN FRANCISCO
R. J. GOFF - 140 SANSOME STREET -  SAN FRANCISCO
W. MCPHERSON - 341 BUSH STREET - SAN FRANCISCO
 
THE TRIALS
 
ON THE BENCH FOR ALL THREE TRIALS
 
JUDGE HAROLD LOUDERBACK
1222 GEARY STREET - SAN FRANCISCO - 1912
433 POWELL - SAN FRANCISCO
DIED - DECEMBER 11, 1941
 
ARBUCKLE'S ATTORNEY'S
ARBUCKLE'S ORIGINAL ATTORNEY'S WERE FRANK DOMINGUEZ, MILTON COHEN AND SAN FRANCISCO LAWYER CHARLES BRENNAN. THE ORIGINAL DREAM TEAM.
 
FRANK DOMINGUEZ
556 HOBART BOULEVARD - LOS ANGELES - 1923
 
MILTON COHEN
220 WEST 40th STREET, LOS ANGELES - 1915
214 SOUTH VAN NESS AVENUE, LOS ANGELES - 1923
334 MUIRFIELD ROAD, LOS ANGELES - 1926
 
CHARLES BRENNAN
1250 SACRAMENTO - SAN FRANCISCO
 
NAT SCHMULOWITZ
1118 ANZA - SAN FRANCISCO
 
GAVIN MC NAB
1001 PINE STREET - SAN FRANCISCO - 1924
PHONE NUMBER - FRANKLIN 55
DIED - 1927
 
PROSECUTING ATTORNEY'S
 
DISTRICT ATTORNEY
MATTHEW BRADY
1445 10th AVENUE - SAN FRANCISCO - 1924
PHONE NUMBER - SUTTOR 2920
 
ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S
 
LEO FRIEDMAN
62 ALLSTON WAY - SAN FRANCISCO
TELEPHONE - SUTTER - 2920
 
MILTON U'REN
799 OAK STREET - SAN FRANCISCO - 1911
2170 PACIFIC AVENUE - SAN FRANCISCO - 1924
PHONE NUMBER - FILLMORE 4999
 
ROBERT MCMAHON
1534 GREEN STREET - SAN FRANCISCO - 1922
---------------------------------------
CORONER'S OFFICE
DR. THOMAS LELAND - CHIEF CORONER
1910 VALLEJO - SAN FRANCISCO
 
DEPUTY CORONER MICHAEL BROWN
151 HIGHLAND AVENUE - SAN FRANCISCO
---------------------------------------
OTHERS INVOLVED
DR. SHELBY STRANGE
350 KIRKHAM - SAN FRANCISCO
PERFORMED AUTOPSY ON RAPPE
 
CURTIS T. CLIFFORD - JURY FOREMAN
143 17th AVENUE - SAN FRANCISCO
 
LEE DOLSON
540 POWELL - SAN FRANCISCO
Jury member - third trial
 
NURSE JEAN JAMESON
2570 BUSH STREET - SAN FRANCISCO - 1921
 
LOU ANGER - ARBUCKLE'S MANAGER
235 SOUTH ROSSMORE AVENUE - LOS ANGELES - 1923
--------------------------------------------------
SAN FRANCISCO LOCATIONS
THE ST. FRANCIS HOTEL
ROOMS 1219, 1220, 1221
Arbuckle rented three rooms, two bedrooms and a reception room where the party took place.
 
ROOM 1227
Rappe and Delmont were moved here after Virginia became ill.
 
THE PALACE HOTEL
MARKET STREET
Where Rappe, Delmont and Semnacher were staying.
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Re: ROSCOE ARBUCKLE SCANDAL TOUR

PostFri Nov 17, 2017 7:38 am

What? Not the Coca-Cola bottling plant?

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Re: ROSCOE ARBUCKLE SCANDAL TOUR

PostFri Nov 17, 2017 10:52 am

Zey Prevon (aka Sadie Weis, stage name aka Pyvron, aka at the time of the trial Zey Prevost-Pyvron Weis) was listed as a showgirl at the time of the trial.

Alice Blake was from Oakland and was a cafe and cabaret singer/dancer (in Oakland primarily) up until this tragic event.
She was the daughter of Mrs. John Westphal a wealthy socialite and she was probably with her mother in Oakland
when she was being sought for questioning the first few days after the tragedy. She was portrayed in the newspapers as a more credible witness than Zey who was said to have changed her testimony by the trial which helped the defense.

Not much else is available through newspapers.com prior to 1921.

With forensics today, I doubt if the initial trial would have had the same outcome (opinion).
Mark Hamilton (I) is on imdb.com
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Re: ROSCOE ARBUCKLE SCANDAL TOUR

PostFri Nov 17, 2017 2:04 pm

I have a few questions/comments:

BURBANKBOB wrote:THE ROSCOE ARBUCKLE SCANDAL TOUR

SEPTEMBER 1921
SAN FRANCISCO

WITH ROSCOE
 
LOWELL SHERMAN
THE ADION APARTMENTS
7th AVENUE AND 54th STREET - NYC
Time of scandal
 
FRED FISCHBACH (Fishback) - Fred Hibbard
115 EAST 3rd STREET, LOS ANGELES  - 1915
1729 WEST SUNSET BOULEVARD - LOS ANGELES - 1916
553 SOUTH HOBART BOULEVARD, LOS ANGELES  - 1920
 
404 SOUTH ALVARADO STREET - LOS ANGELES
WEST LAKE TERRACE COURT - #408 A
He was living here in 1920. This is the same apartments where director William Desmond Taylor lived and was murdered.
 
UNINVITED GUESTS (Nope, they were invited)
 
VIRGINIA RAPPE
1916 - 1917
594 SOUTH PLYMOUTH BOULEVARD (Can I ask where you got this address?)
She moved here upon arriving in Hollywood.
 
1917
540 NORTH WILTON PLACE (Moved there in June 1921, to stay with Aunt/Uncle)
This is the address on her death certificate.
 
1920
6717 FRANKLIN AVENUE (She left this address by Oct. 1920)
Her last home, with Henry Lehrman
 
BAMBINA MAUDE DELMONT - WITH RAPPE
(Francis Bambina Maude Delmont)
725 BERNARD STREET - LOS ANGELES - 1920
Was living here with her sister, Helen Wood. Delmont was 37.
 
AL SEMNACHER (ALFRED LOUIS SEMNACHER)
909 ARDMORE AVENUE - HOLLYWOOD - 1918
Virginia's manager
 
INVITED GUESTS
SHOWGIRLS ZEY PREVON AND ALICE BLAKE
Does anyone have any information on these two folks?
--------------------------------------------------------
THE ST. FRANCIS HOTEL

THOMAS J. COLEMAN - HOTEL MANAGER
 
THOMAS KEATING - COLEMAN'S ASSISTANT
635 HYDE STREET - SAN FRANCISCO - 1922
 
HARRY BOYLE - ASSISTANT HOTEL MANAGER
DR. ARTHUR BEADRSEE - HOTEL DOCTOR
 
DR. OLAV KAARBOE (Assistant hotel doctor)
1106 BUSH - SAN FRANCISCO
 
GEORGE GLENNAN - HOTEL DETECTIVE
-------------------------------------------------------
WAKEFIELD SANITARIUM
MEDICAL EXAMINER MELVILLE "RUMMY" RUMWELL
3467 PACIFIC AVENUE - SAN FRANCISCO
PHONE NUMBER - FILLMORE 808
Wakefield physician and friend of Maude Delmont. He was rumored to be an abortionist. (Only by Minta was he rumored to be an abortionist. He was an Asst. Prof of Surgery at Stanford School of Med)
------------------------------------------
THE POLICE
DANIEL O'BRIEN - CHIEF OF POLICE - 1921
He was also the police court judge and  the father of actor George O'Brien. (The police court judge Daniel O'Brien was a different Daniel O'Brien than the Chief of Police. Both rather beefy Irishmen, though.)
 
149 OCEAN AVENUE - SAN FRANCISCO
George O'Brien's boyhood home.
 
SAN FRANCISCO DETECTIVES
THE ORIGINAL FOUR SAN FRANCISCO DETECTIVES ASSIGNED TO THE
INVESTIGATION:
 
GRIFFITH KENNEDY
 
H. (HENRY) T. MCGRATH
1629 DOLORES STREET - SAN FRANCISCO - 1922
 
JOHN DOLAN
1306 DOLORES STREET - SAN FRANCISCO - 1922
 
THOMAS REAGAN
2246 HOWARD STREET - SAN FRANCISCO - 1922
----------------------------------------------
IN THE COURT ROOM
 
THE GRAND JURY

POLICE JUDGE SYLVAIN J. LAZARUS
766 SUTTER - SAN FRANCISCO
 
INQUEST JURY
(Nine out of ten)
 
A. E. MARTIN - 168 SUTTER STREET - SAN FRANCISCO
A. HUNTER - 324 STOCKTON STREET - SAN FRANCISCO
B. B. BOAX - 454 MONTGOMERY STREET - SAN FRANCISCO
A. L. SIMMONS - 151 SUTTER STREET - SAN FRANCISCO
W. G. SMITH - 105 MONTGOMERY STREET - SAN FRANCISCO
JAMES KING - 11 MONTGOMERY STREET - SAN FRANCISCO
C. CALDWELL - 128 SUTTER STREET -  SAN FRANCISCO
R. J. GOFF - 140 SANSOME STREET -  SAN FRANCISCO
W. MCPHERSON - 341 BUSH STREET - SAN FRANCISCO
 
THE TRIALS
 
ON THE BENCH FOR ALL THREE TRIALS
 
JUDGE HAROLD LOUDERBACK
1222 GEARY STREET - SAN FRANCISCO - 1912
433 POWELL - SAN FRANCISCO
DIED - DECEMBER 11, 1941
 
ARBUCKLE'S ATTORNEY'S
ARBUCKLE'S ORIGINAL ATTORNEY'S WERE FRANK DOMINGUEZ, MILTON COHEN AND SAN FRANCISCO LAWYER CHARLES BRENNAN. THE ORIGINAL DREAM TEAM.
 
FRANK DOMINGUEZ
556 HOBART BOULEVARD - LOS ANGELES - 1923
 
MILTON COHEN
220 WEST 40th STREET, LOS ANGELES - 1915
214 SOUTH VAN NESS AVENUE, LOS ANGELES - 1923
334 MUIRFIELD ROAD, LOS ANGELES - 1926
 
CHARLES BRENNAN
1250 SACRAMENTO - SAN FRANCISCO
 
NAT SCHMULOWITZ
1118 ANZA - SAN FRANCISCO
 
GAVIN MC NAB
1001 PINE STREET - SAN FRANCISCO - 1924
PHONE NUMBER - FRANKLIN 55
DIED - 1927
 
PROSECUTING ATTORNEY'S
 
DISTRICT ATTORNEY
MATTHEW BRADY
1445 10th AVENUE - SAN FRANCISCO - 1924
PHONE NUMBER - SUTTOR 2920
 
ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S
 
LEO FRIEDMAN
62 ALLSTON WAY - SAN FRANCISCO
TELEPHONE - SUTTER - 2920
 
MILTON U'REN
799 OAK STREET - SAN FRANCISCO - 1911
2170 PACIFIC AVENUE - SAN FRANCISCO - 1924
PHONE NUMBER - FILLMORE 4999
 
ROBERT MCMAHON
1534 GREEN STREET - SAN FRANCISCO - 1922
---------------------------------------
CORONER'S OFFICE
DR. THOMAS LELAND - CHIEF CORONER
1910 VALLEJO - SAN FRANCISCO
 
DEPUTY CORONER MICHAEL BROWN
151 HIGHLAND AVENUE - SAN FRANCISCO
---------------------------------------
OTHERS INVOLVED
DR. SHELBY STRANGE
350 KIRKHAM - SAN FRANCISCO
PERFORMED AUTOPSY ON RAPPE (Performed second autopsy for the Coroner's Office)
 
CURTIS T. CLIFFORD - JURY FOREMAN
143 17th AVENUE - SAN FRANCISCO
 
LEE DOLSON
540 POWELL - SAN FRANCISCO
Jury member - third trial
 
NURSE JEAN JAMESON
2570 BUSH STREET - SAN FRANCISCO - 1921
 
LOU ANGER - ARBUCKLE'S MANAGER
235 SOUTH ROSSMORE AVENUE - LOS ANGELES - 1923
--------------------------------------------------
SAN FRANCISCO LOCATIONS
THE ST. FRANCIS HOTEL
ROOMS 1219, 1220, 1221
Arbuckle rented three rooms, two bedrooms and a reception room where the party took place.
 
ROOM 1227
Rappe and Delmont were moved here after Virginia became ill.
 
THE PALACE HOTEL
MARKET STREET
Where Rappe, Delmont and Semnacher were staying.
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Re: ROSCOE ARBUCKLE SCANDAL TOUR

PostThu Nov 23, 2017 11:05 am

Frederica
Thank you for the corrections.
Virginia Rappe's South Plymouth address - I believe I found it at Movieland Directory, I can't remember for sure, which is no excuse on my part.
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PostTue Dec 05, 2017 1:28 pm

I was just going through some old Taylorology issues today and was reminded that Arbuckle trial witness Zey Prevon is often called Zey Prevost. Does anyone know why?

I've read that they were both stage names used at various times, and found an article calling her "Miss Zey Prevon-Prevost," and have seen it listed as Zey Prevon, Pryvon, Preven AND Prevost. Was the Prevost name just a newspaper error (or perhaps "error" in that it would get attention), or did Zey use the name on stage?

It's an esoteric question I know, but I've always been curious.
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PostTue Dec 05, 2017 2:01 pm

Stacia wrote:I was just going through some old Taylorology issues today and was reminded that Arbuckle trial witness Zey Prevon is often called Zey Prevost. Does anyone know why?

I've read that they were both stage names used at various times, and found an article calling her "Miss Zey Prevon-Prevost," and have seen it listed as Zey Prevon, Pryvon, Preven AND Prevost. Was the Prevost name just a newspaper error (or perhaps "error" in that it would get attention), or did Zey use the name on stage?

It's an esoteric question I know, but I've always been curious.


It was correctly "Prevost" (that's how it's spelled in the court documents), but it's a stage name. Although at the time of the party she was working at the Statler Hotel, as I recall (perhaps in between engagements?) The Prevost thing caused some misidentification with Marie Prevost, who gave a public statement denying that she had been at the party. I'm not sure why the newspapers couldn't get the spelling correct.
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Re: ROSCOE ARBUCKLE SCANDAL TOUR

PostTue Dec 05, 2017 3:39 pm

Thanks Frederica! I appreciate it!

Not entirely on topic but I stumbled across a recent (never performed, I believe) musical called "Arbuckle" with Zey as a featured character.

http://www.kingsburycreations.com/SK/AI/AIListen.htm

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