|Posted on April 10, 2015 at 8:55 PM|
Paul E. Gierucki on April 10, 2015 wrote.
“For several weeks I have been alluding to a major discovery: Over the last few months we (Lisa Tatge, David B. Pearson, John Andrew Coryell, Howard Prouty, and Brittany Jane Valente) have taken possession of the previously unknown and completely undocumented estate of MINTA DURFEE ARBUCKLE! The estate consists of hundreds of unpublished letters, documents, contracts, telegrams, candids / behind-the-scenes stills, handwritten manuscripts, over 12 hours of recorded audio interviews with Minta and other family members, costumes, personal items, and much more. There is even an original derby worn by Roscoe. This collection is absolutely massive, rivaling my own 17 years of extraordinary acquisitions. At present, the materials are being cataloged, and we are collaborating with the great Howard Prouty to DONATE the world's largest Arbuckle archive to AMPAS upon publication of the book…Additional love for David Pearson who will be suffering through another round of revisions to my book -- and the 3 part documentary series which shall follow. It simply does not get any more amazing than this.”
And yes, according to a personal note from Paul, It covers Minta’s entire life -- with a lot of new Mabel stuff too!