✨ Perfect for framing
William Claude Dukenfield (January 29, 1880 – December 25, 1946), better known as W. C. Fields, was an American comedian, actor, juggler, and writer. Fields' comic persona was a misanthropic and hard-drinking egotist, who remained a sympathetic character despite his supposed contempt for children and dogs.
WC Fields was the eldest of five children born to Cockney immigrant James Dukenfield and Philadelphia native Kate Felton. He went to school for four years, then quit to work with his father selling vegetables from a horse cart. At eleven, after many fights with his alcoholic father (who hit him on the head with a shovel), he ran away from home. For a while he lived in a hole in the ground, depending on stolen food and clothing. He was often beaten and spent nights in jail. His first regular job was delivering ice. By age thirteen he was a skilled pool player and juggler. It was then, at an amusement park in Norristown PA, that he was first hired as an entertainer.
✨ WC Fields Trade Marks
★ Portrayed rather pessimistic, aggressive and suspicious-natured men
★ Fondness of alcohol
★ His character was dogged by his wife
★ Voluptuous figure
★ Remembered for his hatred of children, (but did in fact frequently possess great fatherly affection for his son.)
Pictured on a 15¢ US commemorative postage stamp in the Performing Arts and Artists series, issued 29 January 1980
The lawyer Larsen E. Pettifogger in the comic strip "Wizard of Id" is drawn to look like him.
Stopped drinking for over a year during his career, when a friend died of alcohol-related causes, but eventually went back to it.
Has a medical syndrome named after him--"W.C. Fields syndrome", characterized by rhinophyma (rosacea of the nose) associated with alcoholism.
Appears on sleeve of The Beatles' album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band".
Rock-and-roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis has said on several occasions that Fields is his favorite comedian.
✨ WC Fields Quotes:
"Twas a woman drove me to drink. I never had the courtesy to thank her."
"Horse sense is what a horse has which keeps it from betting on people."
"Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water."
POSTER & SHIPPING INFORMATION:
This listing is for posters of various sizes, medium 8 x 10 inches, large 16 x 20, and super sized at 30 x 40 inches. Choose your size :-).
They are perfect for framing and are print quality.
We also do many other posters, calendars, prints and wall art. Check out the listings in our shop. If what you want isn't there let us know and we'll do our
best to accommodate you! We can do custom prints/posters/canvases/wall art.
We also have other vintage posters of actors and actresses of the silver screen here:
This is a uniquely restored enhanced image to get the most wonderful print possible.
All images used have been retouched to remove any major imperfections and then enhanced for digital printing.
The images are of the highest quality and mostly 300 dpi.
The poster would look great on your wall, or as a present, also great for framing.
★ Size of poster is 8 x 10, 16 x 20, or 30 x 40. Please choose your size.
★ Beautiful prints, printed on state of the art printers
★ Shipped from the UK for UK customers. We have a distribution center in the UK, mainly using Royal Mail, FEDex or UPS
★ Shipped from the USA for USA customers. We have distribution centers in the USA too, mainly using FEDex, UPS or DHL
★ Shipped from the EU for EU customers. We have a distribution centers Germany, France and other EU states
★ Giant sized 30 x 40, large WC Fields poster 16 x 20, or just medium 8 x 10 inches
★ Digitally enhanced and remastered images
★ Printed on high quality premium matte 170gsm finished paper.
It comes carefully packed, rolled in a cardboard fitted tube for posters above 8 x 12 (A4) size, and flat sturdy cardboard packaging for anything below A4 size.