Nat Hentoff: W.C. Fields Fan?

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We were delighted to see, amongst all the Nat Hentoff tributes in this week’s Village Voice the above photograph, which depicts the late critic and columnist in his cluttered office, which he’d plainly decorated with a huge blow-up still of W.C. Fields et al in David Copperfield. That Hentoff should be a Fields fan shouldn’t shock. I quickly realized I’d used the word libertarian to describe both of them, in this Fields essay here, and well as in my obit piece on Hentoff. I only wish I’d known of his enthusiasm sooner — I’d have asked him to participate or give us a nice quote or otherwise support Fields Fest! 

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