Mr. Muckle with Harold Bissonette at Metrograph.

W.C. Fields and Mr. Muckle in It's A Gift (1934) at the Metrograph, 7 Ludlow Street, NYC, Wed., March 15, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.! The third of W.C. Fields' films added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.

Let's start a campaign to add another W.C. Fields' film, nominating form found on our Home page and on the LoC Web site. How about Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935)? Then, next year Poppy (1936), and then, on and on and on.... See Dr. Harriet A. Fields' Letter in the Wall Street Journal on W.C. Fields' respect, dignity and kindness, and It's A Gift.

Close-up of Mr. Muckle with Harold Bissonette listening to very old earpiece.
Image of W.C. Fields and Mr. Muckle from It's A Gift (1934).
 

Kansas Silent Film Festival features W.C. Fields February 24 & 25, 2017, Washburn University, 17th and Jewell, Topeka, Kansas. Every year, on the last weekend in February, from Friday night through Saturday night, come rain or snow or shine, the festival showcases films from the silent era with live musical accompaniment. Providing an entertaining and educational forum for silent films, all films are shown on a big screen like they were originally opened.

W.C. Fields wearing a garland of roses around his neck while holding-up a golf ball.

Friday evening features It’s the Old Army Game (1926). Saturday evening features So’s Your Old Man (1926) with Dr. Harriet Fields as guest of honor and dinner speaker. For additional details please see the press release 2017 Kansas Silent Film Festival puts W.C. Fields in the Spotlight and annotated schedule Performance Notes of the 21st Annual KSFF.

[Click on the article below to enlarge.]

21st Annual KSFF flyer recto side.

[Click on the article below to enlarge.]

21st Annual KSFF flyer verso side.

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.

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.

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.