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The Resource Hank & Jim : the fifty-year friendship of Henry Fonda and James Stewart, Scott Eyman

Hank & Jim : the fifty-year friendship of Henry Fonda and James Stewart, Scott Eyman

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Hank & Jim : the fifty-year friendship of Henry Fonda and James Stewart
Title
Hank & Jim
Title remainder
the fifty-year friendship of Henry Fonda and James Stewart
Statement of responsibility
Scott Eyman
Title variation
Hank and Jim
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Author
Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Henry Fonda and James Stewart were two of the biggest stars in Hollywood for forty years. They became friends and then roommates as stage actors in New York, and when they began making films in Hollywood, they roomed together again. Between them they made such memorable films as The Grapes of Wrath, Mister Roberts, Twelve Angry Men, and On Golden Pond; and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Destry Rides Again, The Philadelphia Story, It's a Wonderful Life, Vertigo, and Rear Window. They got along famously, with a shared interest in elaborate practical jokes and model airplanes, among other things. Fonda was a liberal Democrat, Stewart a conservative Republican, but after one memorable blow-up over politics, they agreed never to discuss that subject again. Fonda was a ladies' man who was married five times; Stewart remained married to the same woman for forty-five years. Both men volunteered during World War II and were decorated for their service. When Stewart returned home, still unmarried, he once again moved in with Fonda, his wife, and his two children, Jane and Peter, who knew him as Uncle Jimmy. For Hank and Jim, biographer and film historian Scott Eyman spoke with Fonda's widow and children as well as three of Stewart's children, plus actors and directors who had worked with the men--in addition to doing extensive archival research to get the full details of their time together. This is not another Hollywood story, but a fascinating portrait of an extraordinary friendship that lasted through war, marriages, children, careers, and everything else
  • Fonda and Stewart became friends and then roommates as stage actors in New York. When they began making films in Hollywood, they roomed together again, with shared interests in elaborate practical jokes and model airplaness. Eyman spoke with Fonda's widow and children as well as three of Stewart's children, plus actors and directors who had worked with the men to create a fascinating portrait of an extraordinary friendship that lasted through war, marriages, children, careers, and everything else
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1951-
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Eyman, Scott
Dewey number
  • 791.4302/80922
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2287.F558
LC item number
E95 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Fonda, Henry
  • Fonda, Henry
  • Stewart, James
  • Stewart, James
  • Fonda, Henry
  • Stewart, James
  • Stewart, James
  • Stewart, James
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Friendship
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • United States
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Film
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Men's Studies
Label
Hank & Jim : the fifty-year friendship of Henry Fonda and James Stewart, Scott Eyman
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-348) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beginning -- War -- Home
Control code
ocn975086748
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
367 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501102172
Lccn
2017011527
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)975086748
Label
Hank & Jim : the fifty-year friendship of Henry Fonda and James Stewart, Scott Eyman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-348) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beginning -- War -- Home
Control code
ocn975086748
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
367 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501102172
Lccn
2017011527
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)975086748

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