A Celebration of COMIC GENIUS W.C. FIELDS at The National Arts Club in historic Gramercy Park, New York City, June 27, 2018 at 8 p.m. Including film clips and discussion panel with Dick Cavett entertainment icon, Dr Harriet Fields granddaughter, and Rob King film professor at Columbia University with expertise in early film and comedy. Special book signing after, for Dick Cavett’s foreword to W.C. Fields own Fields for President, re-issue 2016.

Program Agenda

Gary Shapiro, Co-Chair of The National Arts Club Film Committee
Background context – Dr. Harriet Fields

W.C. FIELDS' FILM CLIPS with Panelists' Discussion
Old Fashioned Way – Juggling scene
Man on the Flying Trapeze

Panel Discussion
It’s A Gift
Fatal Glass of Beer
The Dentist

Panel Discussion
The Pharmacist
You're Telling Me

Panel Discussion
Six of a Kind
David Copperfield

Panel Discussion

Fields for President by W.C. Fields with foreword by DICK CAVETT (2016)

See the press release and program leaflet for panelists' bios and information about The National Arts Club. Sorry, this event is currently AT CAPACITY. Please check back for post-event news.


September 19 is the Anniversary of W.C. Fields' first film Pool Sharks (1915).

Pool Sharks (1915)

Pool Sharks poster with W.C. Fields sitting on pool table surrounded by a crowd of people.
The Cinema Arts Centre logo.

The Cinema Arts Centre presents It's the Old Army Game (1926) with Dr. Harriet Fields, granddaughter of W.C. Fields, and Ben Model, one of America’s leading silent film accompanists.

It's the Old Army Game poster.
Please join us “In the hilarious comedy that many consider the high point of his silent filmography, W.C. Fields suffers the endless abuse of petty customers, overbearing relatives, obnoxious children, and offensive objects in his quest for peace and quiet.” Read more at CINEMA ARTS CENTRE...

Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Time: 7:30 p.m. with comments after screening from Dr. Harriet Fields
Where: Cinema Arts Centre
423 Park Avenue, Huntington NY 11743
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See Newsday article “W.C. Fields’ granddaughter to speak at Cinema Arts Centre”...