W.C. Fields Tribute at the National Arts Club, June 27, 2018.

On the first anniversary of the profound Celebration of Comic Genius W.C. Fields at the National Arts Club, Gramercy Park, New York City, we are happy to share the videography. Guests said it was the “best ever....most well attended event” at the historic arts venue whose mission is to provide arts programs to the public.

Created and organized by Dr. Harriet Fields, granddaughter, with panelists Dick Cavett and Prof. Rob King of Columbia University Film Department, Harriet chose some of her favorite film clips, that to her portray the “sweetness and gentleness” of her grandfather.  Introducing the program saying these are portraits of love so needed in the world today—W.C. Fields to the audience and the audience back again to the artist, quoting her grandfather “If I can make them laugh and through that laughter make this old world seem just a little brighter, then I am satisfied”.

See the press release and program leaflet for panelists' bios and information about The National Arts Club.

Candid photo of Dr. Harriet Fields sitting and speaking into the microphone while holding up a picture of her grandfather.
Dr. Harriet Fields introducing Program.
Candid photo of Harriet talking with panelists sitting at a table with microphones.
Panelists – Dr. Harriet Fields, Dick Cavett, Prof. Rob King of Columbia University Film Dept.
Candid photo of Dick Cavett sitting at a table signing a book with two people standing and leaning over to watch him.
Dick Cavett signing his foreword to W.C. Fields own Fields for President, re-issue 2016.
Candid photo of Rob Klein watching the program in the audience.
Rob Klein entertainment Icon.
Panelists standing for a group photo.
Panelists – Dr. Harriet Fields, Dick Cavett, Prof. Rob King.
Studio photo for So's Your Old Man.
“If I can make them laugh and through that laughter make this old world seem just a little brighter, then I am satisfied.”
W.C. Fields

Welcome to the Timelessness of W.C. Fields' Art & Humor.

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.

W.C. Fields' Christmas illustration
“If I can make them laugh and through that laughter make this old world seem just a little brighter,
then I am satisfied.”
W.C. Fields

Welcome to the Timelessness of W.C. Fields' Art & Humor.

Our grandfather's Christmas card sent to our father, W.C. Fields, Jr., and mother Anne Ruth, and his young grandchildren and those yet to be born, just before the “fellow in the bright nightgown” came on Christmas Day, 1946.

Christmas holly

W.C. Fields' Gift to the World.

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.

Welcome to the Timelessness of W.C. Fields' Art & Humor.

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.

Welcome to the Timelessness of W.C. Fields' Art & Humor.

Studio photo for So's Your Old Man.
“If I can make them laugh and through that laughter make this old world seem just a little brighter, then I am satisfied.”
W.C. Fields
Happy Birthday balloons

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.