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===1929=== In April 1929, Bernie Hanighan, organized a musical ''Close Up'' at Cambridge. The Junior season was ending and so Fonda came to Cambridge to do this one scene with Margaret Sullavan (cf [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Sullavan "Margaret Sullavan"], Wikipedia). That's when he fell in love with her. Jane seems to confuse how and where he met Margaret and pushes it forward into the Summer, "When [[Margaret Sullavan]] was invited to join the University Players the following summer in Falmouth, she stole his shy Nebraska heart. Their romance bloomed until Sullavan went off to star in a Broadway play." (''My Story'', p. 36). In a 31 May 1931 ''New York Times'' article, this part of Margaret Sullavan's life is summed up by this quote:<blockquote>"...[she went] to the Copley Theatre School in Boston. A year later, when she came home as the feminine lead in a road company of ''Strictly Dishonorable''....[there came] an evening at Princeton where she replace Margaret Perry as the visiting artiste in a collegiate production of ''Three Artists and a Lady''. [Seeing her here] Mr [Elmer] Harris ventured an offer to Miss Sullavan to appear in her first New York show."</blockquote> "She appeared as Goldina opposite Fonda in the first production of their second summer stock season in 1929, ''The Devil in the Cheese'', her debut on the professional stage." (Wikipedia, "Margaret Sullavan") <table><tr><td>http://www.afi.com/Images/tvevents/laa/archive/gal_Fonda_Henry_2.jpg<br> A very young Henry Fonda (Credit afi.com)</td><td> Henry Fonda made his Broadway debut as a walk‐on in 1929's ''The Game of Love and Death''. The entry for [http://www.ibdb.com/person.php?id=40805 "Henry Fonda"] in the Internet Broadway database states that this play ran from Nov 1929 to Jan 1930 and that he next appeared on Broadway Oct 1932. I would note of course that the Internet Broadway database is run by a bunch of maroons who want you to snail-mail or fax them corrections! How last decade!
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