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W.C. Fields: His Follies and FortunesIn This Now Classic Biography Of America S Great Funnyman, First Published In 1949, Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Robert Lewis Taylor Captures The Cantankerous Charm That Has Made Fields Revered By Generations Of Helplessly Laughing Viewers 16 Pages Of Photos Author Taylor Confronts The Comic Genius With Both Humor And Pathos.

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1959 for The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters

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  • Paperback
  • 340 pages
  • W.C. Fields: His Follies and Fortunes
  • Robert Lewis Taylor
  • English
  • 03 November 2017
  • 9780312034504

10 thoughts on “W.C. Fields: His Follies and Fortunes

  1. says:

    Fields aficionados like to bash this book for bending the facts and at the same time not so secretly enjoying the shit out of it It s the most fun of all the Fields bios, and for a long time it was the only show in town.

  2. says:

    A good book to read in the waiting room of a clinica well written and humorous as it should be bio of the comic genius William Claude Dukinfield April 9, 1879 December 25, 1946 I didn t know much about W.C and I found his life to be simply amazing and somewhat sad As a child, he became fascinated with juggling and began practicing with lemons and oranges taken from his father s vegetable and fruit cart Being an extremely independent minded child, he was at war with all authority, especially his father Finally, at the age of 11, little Billy ran away from home never to return He was able to live on the streets by his wits okay, by stealing Then he was able to find various jobs as he grew older, such as at a circus, where he took care of the elephants and not getting along any better with elephants than he did with dogs He was able to break into vaudeville as a juggler but it wasn t just juggling, as he made it into an uproarious comedy act He became popular enough to do a European tour and he would become an international star Of course, we think of him as the star of great comedy movies He got into the movies, becoming a success working for Mack Sennett in the silent pictures In the last stage of his life, he did his greatest fi...

  3. says:

    Enter the time warp to 1949.A time when psychological disorders involving sadism and substance abuse were charming, if accompanied by a talent or two.A time when women were of little consequence, and dropping them and the unavoidable children was par for the course.A time when homelessness, starvation, child abuse, animal abuse, sadism, and runaways were considered great material for jokes.A time when African Americans were called coloreds , and Southern farmers were crackers If you can stomach all that, and you subscribe to the Woody Allen school of moral reasoning that men of great talent are entitled to live in their own moral universe , then you might enjoy this eulogy to W C Fields, an excruciatingly psychologically disturbed man.The author, clearly a buddy of Fields, collected together all the anecdotes told by Fields over the years usually exaggerat...

  4. says:

    Strongest when talking about his childhood and early vaudeville days after W.C hits Hollywood, the book devolves into a series of loosely related anecdotes But they are pretty damn good anecdotes, such as the miniature bar Fields had i...

  5. says:

    Pretty good bio on Fields that touches on his vaudeville years as much as the legendary comedies that made him a star Seems like Fields was always on , making jokes about mogo on the gogogo to his doctor after being diagnosed with TB His life was one big drunken comedy

  6. says:

    Worth reading only because I was curious about him personally It worked for me but I came out of it not believing a lot of what was written due to his general dishonesty.

  7. says:

    W.C Fields His Follies and Fortunes by Robert Lewis Taylor is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early October.First published in 1949 not too long after Fields death on December 25th, 1946 , this book is presented somewhat out of order chronologically and is a mix between anecdotes, screenplays, and what his contemporaries have said about him Fields personal spoken anecdotes have been translated perfectly into text maybe a little to...

  8. says:

    Written a ways back 1951, 10ish year after Fields death Not at all in an academic style like a sequence of magazine articles Supposedly not all that accurate depended on Fields own stories too much, or something But quite entertaining I did ...

  9. says:

    What an amazing life and character Fields was so much than the Hollywood image and pop culture icon he became This is the first bio written after Fields death and as such may not be as honest as later entries lot...

  10. says:

    It didn t really bother me that some of the stories in this book might be exaggerated,or even made up, I still found it a very interesting read, although I still don t know whether I like the guy or not, he was a mass of contradictions.

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