HENRY FONDA - INSCRIBED SHOW BILL COVER SIGNED - HFSID 84708
Henry Fonda inscribes cover of Paybill to Clarence Darrow to fan
Playbill Cover inscribed and signed: "To/Bill Buckley-/With All My Good Wishes-/Henry Fonda", 5½x9. New York, circa 1974 March-April. Playbill for Clarence Darrow at the Helen Hayes Theatre on Broadway. Photograph, b/w, 5x4 of Fonda as the noted attorney at lower margin. This solo performance by Fonda ran at the Helen Hayes Theatre from March 26-April 21, 1974 and returned to Broadway at the Minskoff Theatre from March 3-22, 1975. One of the cinema's most enduring actors, HENRY FONDA (1905-1982) enjoyed a highly successful career spanning close to a half century. His first important Broadway part was in the first edition of New Faces in 1934. That was followed by the title role in The Farmer Takes a Wife, which he repeated in Hollywood the following year. Two years later, Fonda was an established star appearing in such films as Jezebel, Jesse James, Young Mr. Lincoln, Drums Along the Mohawk and The Grapes of Wrath. Fonda enlisted and served three years in the Navy during WWII-serving in Air Combat Intelligence in the Central Pacific, he was awarded a Presidential Citation and the Bronze Star. In March 1982, five months before he died at the age of 77, Henry Fonda won his only Academy Award for his performance in On Golden Pond, co-starring Katharine Hepburn and his daughter, Jane Fonda. In 1999, Fonda was named the sixth Greatest Male Star of All Time by the American Film Institute. Lightly creased at left blank edge. Lightly soiled. Fine condition.
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