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STAGE TUBE: Watch Vintage Footage of Jane Fonda in Rehearsals for Broadway!


In the vintage footage below from Sundance Now Doc Club, a young Jane Fonda rehearses for a starring role in a Broadway play The Fun Couple, which opens to devastating critical notices. Follow Fonda on her Broadway journey below!

"People often question cinema verite documentary: is what I'm seeing real? It may stretch credulity to believe that actress Jane Fonda would not play to the camera. But just watch this film. Watch those long, long camera holds on her face, reflected in the mirrors around her dressing room or in her hotel as she reads an eviscerating review of her performance in a new Broadway play. Any artifice falls away in the penetrating cinematography of D.A. Pennebaker. - Jill Drew, daughter-in-law of Robert Drew and General Manager of Drew Associates"

Fonda made her Broadway debut in the 1960 play There Was a Little Girl, for which she received the first of two Tony Award nominations, and made her screen debut later the same year in Tall Story. She rose to fame in 1960s films such as Period of Adjustment (1962), Sunday in New York (1963), Cat Ballou (1965), Barefoot in the Park (1967) and Barbarella(1968). Her first husband was Barbarella director Roger Vadim. A seven-time Academy Award nominee, she received her first nomination for They Shoot Horses, Don't They (1969) and went on to win two Best Actress Oscars in the 1970s for Klute (1971) and Coming Home (1978). Her other nominations were for Julia (1977), The China Syndrome (1979), On Golden Pond (1981) and The Morning After (1986). Her other major competitive awards include an Emmy Award for the 1984 TV film The Dollmaker, two BAFTA Awards for Julia and The China Syndrome and four Golden Globe Awards.

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