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December 21, 2021

A Day in the Life With a Young Jane Fonda in New York City in November 1959

It was the first time Paris Match magazine met Jane Fonda in the living room of her father, Henry Fonda, in New York City, November 1959. The young actress, who received some advices from the legend of The Hellish Pursuit and Twelve Angry Men, has just made her Broadway debut. At the Cort Theater on 48th Street, Jane performed in the play There Was a Little Girl, directed by Joshua Logan. It was latter who would make it appear on the screen. “Jane Fonda will be a star like daddy,” promised Match, in its issue 553:

“The new Hollywood darling is a 22-year-old stranger with an already prestigious name: Jane Fonda, daughter of actor Henry Fonda. She shoots her first film, Tall Story, with the world’s most requested young debut: Tony Perkins. It was the director Joshua Logan who discovered her. For that, he didn’t have to go very far: Logan is a friend of the family. But Jane, independent and athletic, did not want to hear about the cinema. When she lost her mother at the age of twelve, she decided that she would be a painter and came to live in Paris: ‘I can’t stand actors,’ she said, ‘except my father.’ Today, when told that she looks like a famous star, Brigitte Bardot, Jane shakes her blonde hair: ‘No,’ she says, ‘I look like Henry Fonda.’”

Match photographer in New York, Paul Slade, had followed Jane Fonda in her daily life as a young Broadway premiere. Between dancing and rehearsals with her boyfriend, actor and dancer Timmy Everett, Jane took classes at the Actors Studio at Lee Strasberg. The student also had a job at the Hicks & Son restaurant on 5th Avenue to earn some money and invited her friends to dinner in her shared apartment, including Match’s reporter...

Jane Fonda visits her father Henry Fonda in his New York apartment in November 1959.

Jane Fonda visits her father Henry Fonda in his New York apartment in November 1959.

Jane Fonda with her Siamese cat in her New York apartment, November 1959.

Jane Fonda in her New York apartment, November 1959.

Jane Fonda with her Siamese cat in her New York apartment, November 1959.

Jane Fonda at a party with friends at her New York apartment, November 1959.

Jane Fonda prepares dinner for a night out with friends in her New York apartment, November 1959.

Jane Fonda prepares dinner for a night out with friends in her New York apartment, November 1959.

Jane Fonda at a party with friends at her New York apartment, November 1959.

Jane Fonda in her New York apartment, November 1959.

Jane Fonda in her New York apartment, November 1959.

Jane Fonda rehearses a text with her boyfriend, actor and dancer Timmy Everett, in New York City, November 1959.

Jane Fonda rehearses a text with her boyfriend, actor and dancer Timmy Everett, in New York City, November 1959.

Jane Fonda in a dance class with her boyfriend, actor and dancer Timmy Everett, in New York City, November 1959.

Jane Fonda in a dance class in New York City, November 1959.

Jane Fonda in a dance class in New York City, November 1959.

Jane Fonda in a dance class in New York City, November 1959.

Jane Fonda, between her dance and comedy lessons, worked behind the ice cream counter at the Hicks & Son restaurant on 5th Avenue in New York City, November 1959.

Jane Fonda, between her dance and comedy lessons, worked behind the ice cream counter at the Hicks & Son restaurant on 5th Avenue in New York City, November 1959.

Jane Fonda tries on a disguise at a Broadway drugstore in New York City, November 1959.

Jane Fonda in front of the Cort Theater, on 48th Street in Manhattan, in the district of Broadway, where she then plays the play There Was a Little Girl, November 1959

Jane Fonda in front of the Cort Theater, on 48th Street in Manhattan, in the district of Broadway, where she then plays the play There Was a Little Girl, November 1959

Jane Fonda in front of the Cort Theater, on 48th Street in Manhattan, in the district of Broadway, where she then plays the play There Was a Little Girl, November 1959

(Photos by © Paul Slade / Paris Match)




4 comments:

  1. Don't glorify this traitorous cunt by posting her pics.

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  2. Love her! Get over it, dude, it was so long ago.

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    1. Whether something is right or wrong is not determined by how long ago it was done. That is irrational.

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