Welcome to the Timelessness of W.C. Fields' Art & Humor.
Our grandfather's Christmas card drawn for and 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.
Still the Timelessness of W.C. Fields' Art and Humor is alive for generations to come.
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. In these pandemic times, we need W.C. Fields' Art through Humor now more than ever to guide us into hope through 2021. 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.
“The Timeless Truth” from You Can’t Cheat An Honest Man (1939).
“With an influenza pandemic and a war on, New York’s health commissioner took an unorthodox stand, declining to shutter public entertainment.“ Continue to the full article by Laura Collins-Hughes at The New York Times...
During these times, W.C. Fields' films are the best medicine of all.
The first film to kick-off the Mankiewicz Family Weekend! Million Dollar Legs (1932) written by TCM primetime host Ben Mankiewicz's great-uncle Joseph and supervised by grandad Herman Mankiewicz—longtime friend and devoted admirer of our grandfather W.C. Fields.
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”.