Booze News: W.C. Fields Exhibit in NYC

>> Saturday, May 1, 2010

Attention East Coast Soused Cinema Enthusiasts!

On May 19th, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center will open an exhibition dedicated to the patron saint of booze movies, W.C. Fields. “The Peregrinations & Pettifoggery of W. C. Fields,” organized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, draws on a remarkable trove of personal memorabilia including posters, photographs, publicity materials, letters, scripts, personal documents, artifacts, film clips, and sound recordings donated by family and friends of the Great Man. The exhibition will run through August 21st. Don't miss it!

In conjunction with the exhibit, selected films featuring the Great Man will be screened (including the rare silents So's Your Old Man and Running Wild). Here's the schedule:

June 1st at 2:30 p.m.
SALLY OF THE SAWDUST (1925)

June 8th at 2:20 p.m.
POOL SHARKS (1915)
SO'S YOUR OLD MAN (1926)
Accompaniment by Ben Model

June 15th at 2:30 p.m.
THE GOLF SPECIALIST (1930)
RUNNING WILD (1927)

June 22nd at 2:30 p.m.
THE DENTIST (1932)
YOU'RE TELLING ME (1934)

June 29th at 2:30 p.m.
IT'S A GIFT (1934)

July 6th at 2:30 p.m.
THE FATAL GLASS OF BEER (1933)
THE BANK DICK (1940)

For more info, check out nypl.org and wcfields.com.

Cheers,
garv

2 comments:

Tom May 2, 2010 at 1:26 AM  

This sounds really cool. I wish I lived closer.

M. Carter @ the Movies June 3, 2010 at 12:19 PM  

Ditto that, Tom.

My favorite line of W.C. Fields was the one Susan Sarandon quoted in "Dead Man Walking," with Fields reading his bible "looking for a loophole."

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