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Man on the Flying Trapeze: the Life & Ti By Simon Louvish

Man on the Flying Trapeze: the Life & Ti
by Simon Louvish

A detailed account of W.C. Fields's artistic path to the cinema which aims to disentangle the facts from the myths nurtured by Fields himself. It follows his career from stage to silent screen, and his later struggle to create some of the most celebrated scenes in the history of cinema humour.
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Man on the Flying Trapeze: the Life & Ti Summary


Man on the Flying Trapeze: the Life & Ti by Simon Louvish

Providing a detailed account of W.C. Fields's artistic path to the cinema, this biography aims to disentangle the facts from the lies and myths nurtured by Fields himself. It traces the origins of his comedy in the vaudeville sketches which he wrote himself, and then follows his career from stage to silent screen, revealing the sources of his familiar "talkie" routines. The book also highlights Fields's later struggle - against studio heads, censorship, alcohol addiction and illness - to create some of the most celebrated scenes in the history of cinema humour.

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Man on the Flying Trapeze: the Life & Ti by Simon Louvish
Simon Louvish
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Faber & Faber
1997-06-30
400
0571176100
9780571176106
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