Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00136131: W.C. FIELDS

The earliest example of his autograph we have ever encountered, written large in black fountain pen across a 4.75 x 6.25-inch pale pink autograph album page, acquired in-person over a century ago in 1913, during his vaudeville juggling career and two years before his film debut! The date is written beneath an autograph of author Winifred Beresford on the verso. In good condition, with a few surface crinkles. With his flowery, pompous quips; hoarse voice; and red, battered nose, beloved vaudevillian juggler-turned-comic film actor W.C. Fields was the quintessential beleaguered everyman, attacked from all sides by nagging wives, bratty children, noisy neighbors, and pesky strangers. Highlights of his far-too-brief film career include Alice in Wonderland (1933), The Old-Fashioned Way (1934), You're Telling Me! (1934), It's a Gift (1934), David Copperfield (1935), Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935), Poppy (1936), You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (1939)My Little Chickadee (1940), The Bank Dick (1940), and Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941).