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Slapstick Festival 2021 from Bristol, England live online March 1—7. Opening March 1 features W.C. Fields with films, introductions to the films and interview with granddaughter Dr. Harriet Fields. A rare opportunity to hear W.C. Fields' granddaughter ‘in conversation’ discussing the life and work of her legendary grandfather and to ask Harriet questions. Read more...

Silent comedy double bill of W.C. Fields' Running Wild (1927) and Pool Sharks (1915). Live piano accompaniment provided by John Sweeney. Book now...

Running Wild movie poster with W.C. Fields wearing boxing gloves and a silhouette of a lion in the background.
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Pool Sharks poster with W.C. Fields sitting on pool table surrounded by a crowd of people.
Vintage Movie Night slide.

Eric Grayson's virtual Vintage Movie Night features W.C. Fields this Saturday, Feburary 20, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. ET, with rare clips of W.C. Fields' iconic radio and film careers as a seamless whole in the Timeless Golden Age.

Pre-register here, for access to the movie and post-discussion links. W.C. Fields’ granddaughter, Dr. Harriet Fields, presents clips from W.C. Fields' films, family photos, and a number of rare radio appearances. She will be assisted by radio/film historian Rob Farr.

W.C. Fields' New Year's gift.
TCM to screen It's a Gift during primetime 8 p.m. January 1, 2021.

W.C. Fields' gift of hope for 2021—follow your dream!

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Movie poster showing W.C. Fields with shaving cream and Baby LeRoy.

“Aww, That's Awful” from It's a Gift (1934), W.C. Fields' third film on the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.

Fields for President!


Fields for President
with new foreword by Dick Cavett.

Cover for the book Fields for President

W.C. Fields announces his candidacy for our nation's highest office.

Re-issued in French Fields Président!
with new foreword by Pierre Etaix.

Cover for the book Fields President!

“...this parody....blasts at all with a caustic and stripping modern humor...”


Taylor Trade Publishes Two Books by W.C. Fields.

TV Talk Show Hosts Conan O'Brien and Dick Cavett to Write Forewords.

Press Release (Guilford, CT, June 2015):
Taylor Trade, an imprint of Globe Pequot, is proud to be bringing back into print two classics by legendary comedian W.C. Fields.

Cover for the book W.C. Fields by Himself.

Fields never got around to writing his autobiography, but at his death in 1946, he left behind a vast assortment of notes, outlines, scrapbooks, letters, scripts, scenarios, and photographs. His grandson, Ronald J. Fields, has edited and woven this wealth of material into a unique portrait of “the Great One”—in his own words. The result is W.C. Fields By Himself: His Intended Autobiography with Hitherto Unpublished Letters, Notes, Scripts, and Articles, and Taylor Trade's new edition will have a foreword by Conan O'Brien.

Cover for the book Fields for President

In the wonderful parody Fields for President (978-1-6307-6171-4, February 2016, $12.95 paperback), W.C. Fields announces his candidacy for our nation's highest office. He offers sound advice on a number of topics in classic Fields-style humor in his attempt to win votes. Our new edition has a foreword by Dick Cavett.

About the author:
W.C. Fields was an American comedian, actor, juggler and writer. His career in show business began in vaudeville. Eventually, he began to incorporate comedy into his act and went on to become a star in the Broadway musical Poppy. He had a long and successful career in show business. After his death, his legacy as an entertainer and performer led Woody Allen to dub him one of the six “genuine comic geniuses” in movie history.

About Taylor Trade:
Taylor Trade books tap into a broad range of reader interests, from the Dr. Atkin's Diet series to The Millionaire Next Door. Taylor Entertainment books provide insight into key moments in pop culture history, often written by people who witnessed it first-hand. Taylor Texas books explore both history and current affairs. Taylor Kids publishes high-quality children's books with a particular focus on inviting children to explore nature. Taylor Trade is an imprint of Globe Pequot, trade division of Rowman & Littlefield.