Visitors who come to Hollywood Forever Cemetery have reported hearing a ghostly voice that weeps and cries out near Virginia’s simple grave. It is believed by many to be her ghost, still attached to this world, and still in anguish over her promising career, which was, like her life, cut short before it could really begin.
And for those who still believe Roscoe Arbuckle raped and killed Virginia Rappe, on April 12, 1922, the jury of his third trial acquitted Arbuckle of manslaughter after deliberating for just five minutes—four of which were used to prepare a statement:
Acquittal is not enough for Roscoe Arbuckle. We feel that a great injustice has been done to him … there was not the slightest proof adduced to connect him in any way with the commission of a crime. He was manly throughout the case and told a straightforward story which we all believe. We wish him success and hope that the American people will take the judgment of fourteen men and women that Roscoe Arbuckle is entirely innocent and free from all blame.
Final Resting Place:
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, California, 90038
Grave Location:Garden of Legends, Lot 257
Grave Location Description
She is located about 10 feet from the water’s edge. If you are facing the large mausoleum in the middle of the lake, Virginia is buried to the left of the entry to the mausoleum (on dry land, of course).
Grave Location GPS34.0893570,-118.3165840
Visiting The Grave:
Read More About Virginia Rappe:
- Wikipedia Entry
- American Hauntings - The True Story of Virginia Rappe
- Hollywood's first major sex scandal: 'Prince of silent film' Fatty Arbuckle
- Hollywood’s First Major Harassment Case, 96 Years Before Weinstein
- The Skinny on the Fatty Arbuckle Trial
- The sexual assault case that shocked Hollywood almost a century ago
- Who was Virginia Rappe?
- Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle and Virginia Rappe