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Driving Henry FondaDriving Henry Fonda, Memories of On Golden Pond

by Dick Sutton

When an out of work New Hampshire truck driver accepted a job in the Lakes Region, he had no way of knowing that he would become Henry Fonda's chauffeur when the famous actor and other cast members came to the Granite State in 1980 to film On Golden Pond.

With his unassuming manner and practical Yankee know how, Dick Sutton quickly developed a friendship with Fonda that lasted until the actor's death two years after the filming ended. More than a driver, Dick Sutton made suggestions for where to dine, took Fonda and his wife antiquing, went fishing with Fonda, and looked at real estate with the Hollywood couple. Along the way, Sutton got a unique insider's glimpse of how a movie was made and shared the friendships and experiences with his family.

About the Author

Richard Sutton is a retired tractor-trailer driver. He was born in 1942 in Derry, New Hampshire, the youngest of five children. His parents brought him up with strong Christian values. As a teenager, he developed a love of hunting and fishing. A good friend of his, an older man, showed him special techniques of fly fishing, and this became his favorite sport.

In 1963 Dick married Jeanne, and they have been together for forty-four years. The couple has five children and eighteen granddchildren. Now that he is retired, Dick and Jeanne are living on Cedar Pond, which is their Golden Pond.

Ordering Information

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Bondcliff Books
P.O. Box 385
Littleton, NH 03561
Fax 603-444-4880

6x9 trade paper, 58 pages, with photos. ISBN10 0-9817898-0-3,
ISBN13 978-0-9817898-0-4. $15.95

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