The most complete Freddie Bartholomew biography in existence. Now a single entry, over 10,000 words with bibliography about MGM’s popular child star of the 1930’s. What happened to the star of David Copperfield, Little Lord Fauntleroy and Captains Courageous after he grew up? It’s all here.
The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, & Observation of David Copperfield the Younger (1935)
A look at MGM’s 1935 production of the Charles Dickens classic David Copperfield starring Freddie Bartholomew and WC Fields. Includes notes and quotes from David O. Selznick and George Cukor about production and casting, a brief outline of the film and its many characters, the latter highlighted by a biography of of the obscure Lennox Pawle, who played Mr. Dick.
Rochelle Hudson’s Uneven Career Featuring Will Rogers and Way Down East
A biography of 1930’s screen ingenue Rochelle Hudson focusing on a career which saw her work with Will Rogers, W.C. Fields, and Shirley Temple, plus star in a remake of Way Down East and eventually come back to the big screen to play a small role in East of Eden.
Peggy Hopkins Joyce, W.C. Fields, et al., in Paramount’s International House (1933)
International House, billed in its day as The Grand Hotel of comedy, found Eddie Sutherland directing a cast headed by W.C. Fields, Burns and Allen, and Bela Lugosi, with top bill actually going to socialite Peggy Hopkins Joyce in what was the final film of her sporadic movie career. The films’ everyman is played by […]
W.C. Fields juggling; The Great Man born 130-ish years ago today
After bumping into the 1976 biopic W.C. Fields and Me I wanted to learn more and so I read James Curtis’ Fields biography. Page includes a clip of Fields juggling in The Old Fashioned Way (1934).