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W. C. Fields : His Follies and Fortunes

Taylor, Robert L.

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ISBN 10: 0312034504 / ISBN 13: 9780312034504
Published by St. Martin's Press, New York, 1989
Used Condition: Good Soft cover
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Reprint of original 1949 ed. Good with some age-darkening to paper and slight cover wear. Flat spine has no cracks or creasing. No markings. Bookseller Inventory # 107706

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Title: W. C. Fields : His Follies and Fortunes

Publisher: St. Martin's Press, New York

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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Records the celebrated comedian's Hollywood's career and depicts his offscreen personality

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One of the oldest biographies of Fields remains one of the most inclusive, even in this era of kiss-and-tell writing. Taylor introduces Fields as a deprived, neglected child who became tough and bitingly witty as a result of his hard life. The book ends with his alcoholism and death. However, neither author nor narrator becomes sentimental in retelling this almost melodramatic story. Parker takes the brilliant writing and relates it much as Fields himself would probably tell his own story. He not only recreates Fields's one-of-a-kind voice, but presents background text and glimpses of other stars of the era in an awesome range. The listener can imagine Fields's grumpy face and hear the ice cubes clinking in his beloved martini. S.G.B. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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