Veterans Day Gravestone Flag Placement Ceremony Honoring W.C. Fields' Parents
TCM (Turner Classic Movies) screening W.C. FIELDS in "David Copperfield" (1935) Saturday, Sept. 22, 2023 at 2:15am ET
TCM screening W.C. Fields in David Copperfield This is a magnificent film and W.C. Fields should have received an academy award as best supporting actor.
In her presentations about her grandfather, Dr. Harriet Fields always likes to end with the clip of WCF with young David. "Never have I seen such sweetness and gentleness in another human being. This is the real W.C. FIELDS!" says Dr. Fields.
TCM screening W.C. Fields in "If I Had A Million"
TCM screening W.C. Fields in If I Had A Million Tuesday, July 18 at 2:15am ET (11:15pm PT July 17). With an ensemble cast, W.C. Fields and Alison Skipworth decked out in high elegance and W.C. Fields flowering appellations for his beloved, use their Million to avenge their pet peeve - road hogs. The Library of Congress termed this segment, the first film as criticism of American built huge and gas guzzling motor vehicles.
A festival highlight presented in archival 35mm print features this W.C. Fields Film added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress (2008)
“So’s Your Old Man” (1926) starring W.C. Fields as a small-town businessman who invents an unbreakable car windshield. This hilarious film confirms that Fields could be a star comedian even without his unique voice. With disarmingly endearing scene on the Train with Princess Lescaboura – portraying W.C. Fields true character of sweetness and gentleness, also in talking version You’re Telling Me.
Festival Runs June 15 to 18, 2023 at AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, Silver Spring, MD
Pre-registration not needed. Pay $5 the night of the event. Movies viewed inside the main gallery.
Dr. Harriet Fields, granddaughter and Patron of the Slapstick Festival 2022, will share a message online with an introduction by Chris Serle. This event includes live piano accompaniment by John Sweeney.
Martin Scorsese and Stephen Spielberg of The Film Foundation partner with Universal to restore a “handpicked selection of Universal's classic titles”. Of all W.C. Fields' films at Universal, Scorsese and Spielberg choose My Little Chickadee for their partnership with the Universal restoration project.
Founded by Martin Scorsese, The Film Foundation's mission is to preserve and restore the global art form of film and to make their work “accessible to the public through programming at festivals, museums, and educational institutions around the world”.
That is our goal for our grandfather, so generations to come can know the joy and comfort that W.C. Fields' art through humor brings to the human condition. Powerhouse Films, UK edition includes an interview in appreciation of My Little Chickadee with Dr. Harriet Fields, granddaughter.
“The Timeless Truth” from You Can’t Cheat An Honest Man (1939).
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”.