Before 'Chickadee' Fame, Fields Had Canary Trouble

Beware of bird: W.C. Fields examines an avian counter in a 1926 film Famous Players-Lasky Corp Beware of bird: W.C. Fields examines an avian counter in a 1926 film “So’s Your Old Man.”

The stage unfolded like something out of one of W.C. Fields’ movies. A quick-handed, wisecracking hostess wowed a packaged house, usually to find himself grabbed by dual military officers after a show, paraded before a flashbulbs, and hauled before a judge, where he was charged with torturing a canary.

The good comedian was, in fact, a star of only such an episode. But

Article source: http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/09/before-chickadee-fame-fields-had-canary-trouble/

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