Books by Arthur F. Wertheim

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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. Continue reading...

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. Continue reading...

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. Continue reading...

Vaudeville Wars: How the Keith-Albee and Orpheum Circuits Controlled the Big-Time and Its Performers

Vaudeville Wars illuminates the exciting and intriguing story about how the tycoons of the two most powerful circuits, Keith-Albee in the East and the Orpheum in the West, conspired to control the big time. Continue reading...

AdditionalAmerican Culture Books

Arthur F. Wertheim has authored many books on American popular culture and comedy. View all of Arthur's books on Amazon.com...