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Oral history interview with Henry Fonda, 1958

Creator: Fonda, Henry, 1905-1982
Project: Popular arts project.
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Phys. Desc. :transcript: 62 pages sound file : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit)
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Scope and Contents

Childhood in Nebraska; work at Omaha Community Playhouse; acting in summer stock theaters: Dennis Cape Playhouse, University Players, Westchester Playhouse; "Mr. Roberts"; on Broadway; films: "The Farmer Takes a Wife,"Grapes of Wrath," "War and Peace," "Twelve Angry Men"; preference for theater over film; making Westerns; impressions of Walter Wanger, George Stevens, John Ford. Audio is comprised of narrator's excerpts from the Westinghouse Broadcasting Company's radio program series "Memoirs of the Movies"


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