W.C. Fields Celebration 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.