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===1938-1940=== The year 1938, saw Henry's appearence in ''Spawn of the North'' starring George Raft and Dorothy Lamour. You will of course remember George Raft because of the role he played in the relationship between [[Lucille Ball]] and Desi Arnaz. In 1939 Henry "had a leading role" in ''The Story of Alexander Graham Bell'' also starring Don Ameche and Loretta Young. In newspaper articles, at this time, is where we find the appropos mention that Henry had written a thesis on communication systems while he was in college. Also that same year, Henry Fonda played the title role in 1939's ''Young Mr. Lincoln''. You can [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/6301798783/102-9279843-7223326?ie=UTF8&tag=countyh-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=1789&creativeASIN=6301798783 buy it here] or watch two minutes [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0n6NAXBlC0 here on YouTube]. <table border=2><tr><td>Pregnant with Peter, Frances again flew to New York City and gave birth to him on 23 Feb 1940 at the Le Roy Sanitarium, according to Peter. Jane however states that Frances gave birth "in the same hospital she'd delivered me in"(''My Life'', p42). (Did it change names from Doctor's Hospital to Le Roy Sanitarium?) The birth was announced in the ''New York Times''. Curiously the birth announcement states that the Fondas are "of this city and of Hollywood"([http://scplweb.santacruzpl.org:2249/pqdweb?index=7&did=109344329&SrchMode=1&sid=1&Fmt=10&VInst=PROD&VType=PQD&RQT=309&VName=HNP&TS=1220334211&clientId=54310 25 Feb 1940, p38]). Neither Jane nor Peter state that their mother or parents were living in New York City in 1940, but obviously they were. Peter in his autobiography states that "as soon as she was able" his mother moved to the Pierre Hotel, but that he stayed at Le Roy for seven weeks "the only baby in the hospital." Jane speculates that her mother had post-partum depression. Henry, at the time making ''The Return of Frank James'' flew to New York City and brought Peter home with him to Brentwood, California. In 1940 Henry received his first Oscar nomination playing in arguably his best-known role, as Tom Joad in the 1940 20th-Century Fox film ''[[The Grapes of Wrath]]'' based on the novel by Steinbeck.</td><td>http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/514GNJP58EL._SL500_AA240_.jpg [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000DJZ8R?ie=UTF8&tag=countyh-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0000DJZ8R Buy The Grapes of Wrath<br>Now at Amazon]</td></tr></table>
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