W.C. Fields and Me Book Summary and Study Guide

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As W. C. Fields' mistress during his later years, aspiring actress Carlotta Monti lived with the famous comedian for a number of years in his palatial Hollywood mansion. She offers some revealing and insightful glimpses at W. C. Fields, the private person. For example, she tells us that he sometimes slept on his billiard table and that he loved the sound of rain, finding its regular rhythm as soothing as a lullaby. Although, she says, Fields could be a tyrannical and even cruel despot at times, he was also a loving, compassionate, and generous man, although he took pains to hide that side of his personality. An accomplished juggler and comedian, Fields became one of Hollywood's greatest comedians and through sheer will and determination, as much as his great talents for comedy, he made a fortune in the competitive and ruthless world of entertainment not only once--but twice.
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Plot & Themes

Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Story of entertainer?    -   Comedian Period of greatest activity?    -   1900+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   actor/actress/producer Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion Century:    -   1930's-1950's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   like laughing If this is a kid's book:    -   Age 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   None How much dialogue in bio?    -   significantly more descript than dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   76%-100% of book

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