The W.C. Fields Trilogy by Arthur F. Wertheim

W. C. Fields from Burlesque and Vaudeville to Broadway: Becoming a Comedian

W. C. Fields from Burlesque and Vaudeville to Broadway: Becoming a Comedian

A virtuoso comedian, W. C. Fields is often called a comic genius and legendary iconoclast who gave the gift of laughter to multitudes during his epoch and left a legacy of humor for future generations.

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W. C. Fields from the Ziegfeld Follies and Broadway Stage to the Screen: Becoming a Character Comedian

W. C. Fields from the Ziegfeld Follies and Broadway Stage to the Screen: Becoming a Character Comedian

This book reveals how Fields became a character comedian while performing in Broadway’s most illustrious revue, the Ziegfeld Follies.

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W. C. Fields from Sound Film and Radio Comedy to Stardom: Becoming a Cultural Icon

W. C. Fields from Sound Film and Radio Comedy to Stardom: Becoming a Cultural Icon

W. C. Fields is known as a virtuoso comedian and legendary iconoclast who gave the gift of laughter to multitudes.

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About the W.C. Fields Trilogy

My life with W. C. Fields started on a spring day in May 2007. An article in The Los Angeles Times announced that the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences was staging an exhibition on its fourth floor gallery titled: "The Amazing Peregrinations and Pettifoggery of One William Claude Dukenfield, late of Philadelphia, Pa., familiarly known to Crowned Heads and Hoi Polloi alike as W. C. Fields." [continue reading...]