W. C. Fields: His Follies and Fortunes

W. C. Fields: His Follies and Fortunes

by Robert Lewis Taylor
     
 

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An excellent book about the greatest of all comics.John Cleese Robert Lewis Taylor's masterly biography, first published in 1949 and long out of print, fully captures the perverse and cantankerous wit (and charm) of the Great Man, his films and the exceptional life he led from his uniquely jaundiced perspective. The life of W.C. Fields is a striking endorsement of

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An excellent book about the greatest of all comics.John Cleese Robert Lewis Taylor's masterly biography, first published in 1949 and long out of print, fully captures the perverse and cantankerous wit (and charm) of the Great Man, his films and the exceptional life he led from his uniquely jaundiced perspective. The life of W.C. Fields is a striking endorsement of Shakespeare's thought, `Sweet are the uses of adversity'. . . From infancy Fields found life laborious sledding, and he took extraordinary measures to triumph over all. Nobody in our recent history absorbed such a buffeting as a child and emerged so relentlessly successful in later life. By the time of his death, on Christmas Day in 1946, he was widely acknowledged to have become the greatest comic artist ever known.from W.C. Fields: His Follies and Fortunes

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Library Journal - Library Journal
A reprint of the 1949 publication on the turbulent life of the comic actor. LJ 's reviewer said then, ``Highly Recommended'' (10/15/49). Fields's everlasting popularity makes that just as true today.-- MR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780891901099
Publisher:
Amereon, Limited
Publication date:
11/09/2001

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