W.C. Fields—An Annotated Guide

Chronology, Bibliographies, Discography, Filmographies, Press Books, Cigarette Cards, Film Clips and Impersonators


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About the Book

A documented chronology traces Fields’ work in all media. The bibliographies cover 16 typescripts and more than 525 books and periodicals, with full annotations describing the work and setting it in context. Studio, date of release, length, director and cast credits are listed in the filmography. The discography includes all albums on which Fields appeared. Also detailed are the 17 cigarette cards that featured Fields.

About the Author(s)

David T. Rocks is a retired manufacturer’s agent and a member of Phi Alpha Theta Omicron-Psi Chapter (History Honor Society), California State University, Long Beach. He lives in California.

Bibliographic Details

David T. Rocks
Format: softcover (5.5 x 8.5)
Pages: 143
Bibliographic Info: 4 photos, index
Copyright Date: 2014 [1993]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7748-7
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction xi

Chronology 1
Works Cited 20
Bibliography 23
Books, Catalogues, and Pamphlets 23
Periodicals 49
Press Book 73
Typescripts of unpublished dramas 76
Filmography 79
Cartoons And Comic Strips 91
Music And Recordings 95
Film Sheet Music 95
Phonograph Records 96
Miscellaneous 103
Cigarette Cards 103
Film Clips 108
Impersonators 109

Index 111

Book Reviews & Awards

“a major reference source…valuable…recommended”—Classic Images; “a labor of love”—Big Reel; “an impressive collection of Fieldsiana…recommended”—ARBA; “thorough”—American Libraries; “the most thorough reference of Fieldsian facts available…indispensible…amount of material here is truly impressive…recommended”—James L. Neibaur, writer; “painstakingly documented”—Burlington County Times.