“An excellent and enjoyable book of W.C.’s life and films written by his grandson.”
“Appropriately, the book is written in a breezy style that makes it enjoyable to read, and Fields includes a summary of key principles at the end of each chapter.”
“The sketches are a riot to read, and the extended sequences from the movies, even the ones you may not have seen, are side-splittingly funny.”
“Excellent insight into Field’s personality when offstage. An essential volume for any true Fields aficionado.”
"This work was compiled by W.C.'s grandson after years that his work had been locked up in a basement room. The fact that much of it is made up of sketches, photo's, stories/anecdotes, performance materials, letters between W.C. and his family/others, makes this invaluable to theatre enthusiasts/historians and W.C. cultists. Without a doubt a must for any library."
Ronald remains a member in good standing of the Dramatist Guild, the Literary Guild and the Writers’ Guild of America (WGA). His writing credits include two Off-Broadway plays; staff writer for Marblehead Manor (an NBC Primetime Sitcom); Head Writer for American Movie Classics; comic strip writer for the Los Angeles Times syndicate; author of numerous articles in national and international publications; he has been published in over 12 books besides his own three tomes (one produced for St. Martin’s Press and two churned out by Prentice-Hall); and he wrote the libretto for an Equity Workshop tested musical based on the life of his grandfather, W.C. Fields, called AN HONEST MAN.
Ronald has guest lectured at over 250 Colleges, Universities and institutions including the Smithsonian, the Library of Congress and The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. He taught at the University of California Santa Cruz as a “Pool” professor in the English Department with a course entitled
“The Structure of Entertainment Writing.”
Ronald J. Fields and Arthur Wertheim commenting on screen feature of W.C. Fields' classic pool routine in Six of a Kind playing Honest John, first performed on the New Amsterdam.Beverly Hills, CA,
May 11, 2007 © Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Ronald J. Fields with Leonard Maltin at the W.C. Fields Exhibit closing ceremonies and screening, Academy of Motion Picture Arts
and Sciences, Beverly Hills, CA,
May 11, 2007
© Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Ronald re-wrote or “script doctored” five motion pictures and was asked to “doctor” a first time script by Dennis Quaid, called "Shame on You", that was slated to star him and Johnny Depp.
During this time, Ronald finished work on a script titled V. OLYMPIAD chronicling the incredible and first integrated Olympic team in United States history.
So far this year Ronald has become Co-Creator, Co-Executive Producer, and writer for a children’s television puppet show named “The Magic Paintbox” that features a W.C. Fields puppet as the central character. DIC has shown considerable interest in distributing the show.
Ron is founder and President of his own production company, Vision Producers, which is presently working on a major film slate that includes some of Ronald’s own scripts, his TV show concepts, some of his reality based shows and situation comedies.
Last February (2017) Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group/ reissued Ronald’s first book on his grandfather, W.C. Fields, titled W.C. FIELDS BY HIMSELF with a forward by Conan O’Brien.
Mr. Fields is available for book signings, personal appearances, film festivals and more.
He also presents a program called “AN EVENING WITH W.C. FIELDS” which features a slideshow biography of W.C. Fields.
For more information please contact:
Sheryl Madison/ 209 814-1994/