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Author: James L. Neibaur
Brand:McFarland & Company
Theme: Film and TV
Features: Trade Paperback
Item #: 1912926X
Available Date: 3/27/2017
Model Number: 9781476665306

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W.C. Fields was at the top among comedians during Hollywood's Golden Era of the 1930s and 1940s and has since remained a comic icon. Despite his character's misanthropic, child-hating, alcoholic tendencies, his performances were enduringly popular and Fields became personally defined by them.

This critical study of his work provides commentary and background on each of his films, from the early silents through the cameos near the end of his life, with fresh appraisals of his well known classics. Pictures once believed to be lost that have been discovered and restored are discussed, and new information is given on some that remain lost.

About the Author

James L. Neibaur is a film historian and educator with more than a dozen books and articles in Cineaste, Classic Images, Film Quarterly, Films in Review, Filmfax, and Encyclopædia Britannica.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • Humor & Entertainment \ Encyclopedias