A tribute to
Vitaphone Studios.

TCM celebrates the 90th Anniversary of Vitaphone with a 24-hour tribute beginning at 6 a.m., Monday, December 5, 2016. How to Break 90 #3 Hip Action (1933) is included in a block of shorts with Bobby Jones and W.C. Fields as part of a sampling of future stars. Check the full schedule...

Bobby Jones in backswing.
Bobby Jones in backswing with his famous four leaf clover watch chain representative of his birth on St Patrick's Day. Courtesy of Augusta.com

A celebration of the life and art of W.C. Fields at The Lambs, Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 7:00 p.m., Fields for President.

This event also launches Fields Fest. Dates for additional events through December are posted at TRAVALANCHE by Trav S.D...


Studio picture.
Studio picture.

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 The result is W.C. Fields By Himself: His Intended Autobiography with Hitherto Unpublished Letters, Notes, Scripts, and Articles, and Taylor Trade's new edition will have a foreword by Conan O'Brien.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.