The Peregrinations & Pettifoggery of W. C. Fields

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W. C. Fields' granddaughter, Harriet Fields, and film historian/silent film accompanist Ben Model look back on the life and work of the comic great W. C. Fields.

William Claude Dukenfield (later known as W. C. Fields) was a superb physical comic with a successful career in silent film, as well as a great verbal comedian with a radio and sound film career lasting into the 1940s. The exhibition "The Peregrinations & Pettifoggery of W. C. Fields"  is on display through August 21 at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Visit www.wcfields.com for a list of films to be screened and schedule. 

Event: Harriett Fields will be in conversation with Steve Massa, and Ben Model will be playing live piano accompaniment  at the screening of "Pool Sharks" and "So’s Your Old Man"
Tuesday, June 8, at 2:30 pm
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter Auditorium
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
More information and tickets here.

Ben Model will be accompanying silent films for the Museum of Modern Art film series "An Auteurist History of Film."

Ben Model will be playing live piano accompaniment after we meet Tuesday afternoon, June 8, and I will be speaking in a question and answer format with Steve Massa, for the screening of “So’s Your Old Man” at the LPA Tuesday film series