Kansas Silent Film Festival features W.C. Fields February 24 & 25, 2017, Washburn University, 17th and Jewell, Topeka, Kansas. Every year, on the last weekend in February, from Friday night through Saturday night, come rain or snow or shine, the festival showcases films from the silent era with live musical accompaniment. Providing an entertaining and educational forum for silent films, all films are shown on a big screen like they were originally opened.

W.C. Fields wearing a garland of roses around his neck while holding-up a golf ball.

Friday evening features It’s the Old Army Game (1926). Saturday evening features So’s Your Old Man (1926) with Dr. Harriet Fields as guest of honor and dinner speaker. For additional details please see the press release 2017 Kansas Silent Film Festival puts W.C. Fields in the Spotlight and annotated schedule Performance Notes of the 21st Annual KSFF.

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Metrograph presents Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935), Thursday, December 29, 7:00 p.m., 7 Ludlow Street, New York, NY. “...satires about small-town American life that must be considered Fields’ greatest achievement.”
George Hunka, Burglars singing in the cellar

W.C. Fields rolling up his socks before bed in Man on the Flying Trapeze.

Fields Fest events include W.C. Fields History Walk held Saturday, November 19, 2016, and The Bank Dick (1940) introduced by special guest Dr. Harriet Fields, W.C.’s only granddaughter, at the Cinema Arts Center in Huntington, Long Island, NY on Tuesday, November 22, 2016.

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