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



Still, the timelessness of W.C. Fields' art and humor is alive for generations to come.

The Columbus Moving Picture Show


Saturday, May 27, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. -

"So's Your Old Man" (1926)

Introduced by granddaughter Dr. Harriet Fields via Zoom.

Vintage Movie Night, Never Give a Sucker an Even Break poster.
Show is on Aug 6, 2022, 8 p.m.,
Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941).

Vintage Movie Night Series

Featuring film historian Eric Grayson with granddaughter Dr. Harriet Fields' call-in introductions, this series presents W.C. Fields throughout the summer at Garfield Park Arts Center, Indianapolis.

Pre-registration not needed. Pay $5 the night of the event. Movies viewed inside the main gallery.

Vintage Movie Night, Poppy poster.
Show is on July 2, 2022, 8 p.m.,
Poppy (1936).
Vintage Movie Night, Old Fashioned Way poster.
Show is on June 18, 2022, 8 p.m.,
The Old Fashioned Way (1934).

Fields for President!

Fields for President
with new foreword by Dick Cavett.

Cover for the book Fields for President

W.C. Fields announces his candidacy for our nation's highest office.

Re-issued in French Fields Président!
with new foreword by Pierre Etaix.

Cover for the book Fields President!

“...this parody....blasts at all with a caustic and stripping modern humor...”

Taylor Trade Publishes Two Books by W.C. Fields.

TV Talk Show Hosts Conan O'Brien and Dick Cavett to Write Forewords.

Press Release (Guilford, CT, June 2015):
Taylor Trade, an imprint of Globe Pequot, is proud to be bringing back into print two classics by legendary comedian W.C. Fields.

Cover for the book W.C. Fields by Himself.

Fields never got around to writing his autobiography, but at his death in 1946, he left behind a vast assortment of notes, outlines, scrapbooks, letters, scripts, scenarios, and photographs. His grandson, Ronald J. Fields, has edited and woven this wealth of material into a unique portrait of “the Great One”—in his own words. The result is W.C. Fields By Himself: His Intended Autobiography with Hitherto Unpublished Letters, Notes, Scripts, and Articles, and Taylor Trade's new edition will have a foreword by Conan O'Brien.

Cover for the book Fields for President

In the wonderful parody Fields for President (978-1-6307-6171-4, February 2016, $12.95 paperback), W.C. Fields announces his candidacy for our nation's highest office. He offers sound advice on a number of topics in classic Fields-style humor in his attempt to win votes. Our new edition has a foreword by Dick Cavett.

About the author:
W.C. Fields was an American comedian, actor, juggler and writer. His career in show business began in vaudeville. Eventually, he began to incorporate comedy into his act and went on to become a star in the Broadway musical Poppy. He had a long and successful career in show business. After his death, his legacy as an entertainer and performer led Woody Allen to dub him one of the six “genuine comic geniuses” in movie history.

About Taylor Trade:
Taylor Trade books tap into a broad range of reader interests, from the Dr. Atkin's Diet series to The Millionaire Next Door. Taylor Entertainment books provide insight into key moments in pop culture history, often written by people who witnessed it first-hand. Taylor Texas books explore both history and current affairs. Taylor Kids publishes high-quality children's books with a particular focus on inviting children to explore nature. Taylor Trade is an imprint of Globe Pequot, trade division of Rowman & Littlefield.