Welcome to the Timelessness of W.C. Fields' Art & Humor.
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.
Pre-register here, for access to the movie and post-discussion links. W.C. Fields’ granddaughter, Dr. Harriet Fields, presents clips from W.C. Fields' films, family photos, and a number of rare radio appearances. She will be assisted by radio/film historian Rob Farr.
“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”.