Sunday, December 03, 2006

Godfrey Daniel, he's good

W.C. Fields began his vaudeville career as a juggler, and got so good he did indeed perform for royalty and heads of state. He only phased the juggling out because the comedy was even better.

Thank the Lord he had a portion of his routine committed to celluloid - in this case, 1934's The Old Fashioned Way.

We're going to be seeing more of WC in the days ahead, you and I. I'd put all the bits here now, but they take up a little too much time. Besides, I want to build up at least a little suspense...

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