2015 Year of W.C. Fields—100th Anniversary in Film!
100th Anniversary Starring on Broadway!
“Icon of American Culture and Humor,” Librarian of Congress, 2000.
Turner Classic Movies Celebrates the Centenary!
Don't miss in loving recognition TCM celebrates the centenary of the movie career of the great W.C. Fields (1880—1946), who began making film shorts in 1915 in New York. Through the next 30 years and some 40 films, Fields established himself as one of the outstanding comics of the 20th century. Fields' granddaughter, global health advocate Dr. Harriet Fields, joins Ben Mankiewicz in co-hosting our evening of Fields' films.
TCM schedule for Friday, September 4, 2015 includes
8:00 p.m. Eastern, The Bank Dick (1940), B/W, 72 min, TV-PG. Read more articles on The Bank Dick at TCM...
9:30 p.m. Eastern, It's A Gift (1934), B/W, 68 min, TV-G. Read more articles on It's A Gift at TCM...
11:00 p.m. Eastern, You Can't Cheat An Honest Man (1939), B/W, 79 min, TV-PG. Read more articles on You Can't Cheat An Honest Man at TCM...
12:30 a.m. Eastern, David Copperfield (1935), B/W, 130 min, TV-G. Read more articles on David Copperfield at TCM...
We are planning many events to honor and celebrate our grandfather, those scheduled to date are listed here. More are to come.
W.C. Fields Centennial Celebration at the New Amsterdam, June 21, 1915.
W.C. Fields featured at TCM Classic Film Festival 2015.
www.yesterdayUSA.com Internet radio, Sunday March 8, features
W.C. Fields 2015 celebration events - 10:30 p.m. ET/ 7:30 p.m. PT.
Listen now to Larry John Walden with Dr. Harriet Fields on W.C. Fields...
Welcome to the official website for W.C. Fields, owned and operated by W.C. Fields Productions, Inc.
There is no instance in the human condition we cannot find some solace in the humor of W.C. Fields.
W.C. Fields speaks truth to authority with dignity, respect, and kindness. He fights for the underdog, the common person. Bottom line, W.C. Fields made and makes the world laugh—the best medicine of all.
February 2012, Universal Studios names street for W.C. Fields.
W.C. Fields Dr. is the largest and longest street at Universal Studios and the only street accessible to the public. An act of love and honor by Universal Studios in recognition of the great artists who graced their lots, W.C. Fields arguably the greatest.
W.C. Fields' Tributes
We are so proud that our grandfather, W.C. Fields is among the international icons on the Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band iconic album cover.
The Librarian of Congress, Dr. James Billington, says, “W.C. Fields is the Icon of American Culture and Humor.”
Adam McKay, Director of Arnchorman 2, December 2013: “You’re literally naming one of my all-time favourites. WC Fields I think is one of the funniest comics of all time. In fact, of all the old style comics, he’s the one that to this day, I will still laugh at his stuff. We’re talking about 80 years ago and his stuff is still funny. It’s amazing.”
Zach Galifianakis star of The Hangover and rising comedian credits W.C. Fields as his influence, May 29, 2010, MySpace: “Influences – my family, my friends and wc fields…”
Judd Apatow on Make Em Laugh, PBS 2009: “W.C. Fields is the funniest guy of everybody, ever.”
Conan O'Brien on Inside Actors Studio with James Lipton, 2009, – Who makes you Laugh?
“W.C. Fields I think is maybe the funniest man that ever lived.”
John Cleese in introduction to Turner Classic Movies W.C. Fields star of the month, June 2001.
“I discovered W.C. Fields long after I was familiar with Chaplin, Keaton, and Laurel and Hardy and immediately liked him best….Fields had the courage to play the disreputable character and the brilliance to make riskier and more profound jokes than others.”
“Fields was doing Python-esq things long before Python.”
“At a time when political correctness often stifles honesty and impulse to laugh and genuine wit is in such short supply, I think nothing could be healthier than the re-discovery of this most original, perceptive and unrepentant of comedians.”
Others say he is the first example of American humor. W.C. Fields is not slapstick, his humor is cerebral. As in all works of art, every time we see or hear a Fields' film, we see or hear some thing new. W.C. Fields studied us, the travelers in the daily journey of life and the human condition, and then served it back to us in his artistry through humor.