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.

Mr. Muckle with Harold Bissonette at Metrograph.

W.C. Fields and Mr. Muckle in It's A Gift (1934) at the Metrograph, 7 Ludlow Street, NYC, Wed., March 15, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.! The third of W.C. Fields' films added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.

Let's start a campaign to add another W.C. Fields' film, nominating form found on our Home page and on the LoC Web site. How about Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935)? Then, next year Poppy (1936), and then, on and on and on.... See Dr. Harriet A. Fields' Letter in the Wall Street Journal on W.C. Fields' respect, dignity and kindness, and It's A Gift.

Close-up of Mr. Muckle with Harold Bissonette listening to very old earpiece.
Image of W.C. Fields and Mr. Muckle from It's A Gift (1934).

Kansas Silent Film Festival features W.C. Fields February 24 & 25, 2017, Washburn University, 17th and Jewell, Topeka, Kansas. Every year, on the last weekend in February, from Friday night through Saturday night, come rain or snow or shine, the festival showcases films from the silent era with live musical accompaniment. Providing an entertaining and educational forum for silent films, all films are shown on a big screen like they were originally opened.

W.C. Fields wearing a garland of roses around his neck while holding-up a golf ball.

Friday evening features It’s the Old Army Game (1926). Saturday evening features So’s Your Old Man (1926) with Dr. Harriet Fields as guest of honor and dinner speaker. For additional details please see the press release 2017 Kansas Silent Film Festival puts W.C. Fields in the Spotlight and annotated schedule Performance Notes of the 21st Annual KSFF.

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21st Annual KSFF flyer recto side.

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21st Annual KSFF flyer verso side.