“Hank and Jim” Book Giveaway (Oct 30 – Dec 2)

“Hank and Jim: The Fifty-Year Friendship of
Henry Fonda and James Stewart”

We have TEN Copies to Give Away!

The remarkable story of two Hollywood legends who, though different in many ways, maintained a close friendship that endured through all of life’s twists and turns… 

We’ve been waiting quite some time for this one to be released! That said, CMH is thrilled to be giving away TEN COPIES of the new book, “Hank and Jim: The Fifty-Year Friendship of Henry Fonda and James Stewart” by New York Times best-selling author, Scott Eyman, courtesy of Simon and Schuster.

In order to qualify to win one of these books via this contest giveaway, you must complete the below entry task by Saturday, December 2 at 8PM EST. However, the sooner you enter, the better chance you have of winning, because we will pick two winners on five different days within the contest period, via random drawings, as listed below… So if you don’t win the first week that you enter, you will still be eligible to win during the following weeks until the contest is over.

  • Nov 4: Two Winners
  • Nov 11: Two Winners
  • Nov 18: Two Winners
  • Nov 25: Two Winners
  • Dec 2: Two Winners

We will announce each week’s winner on Twitter @ClassicMovieHub and/or right here on this Blog in the comment section below (depending on how you entered), the day after each winner is picked at 8PM EST — for example, we will announce our first week’s winner at 8PM EST on Sunday Nov 5.

Hank and Jim by Scott Eyman


ENTRY TASK (2-parts) to be completed by Saturday, December 2 at 8PM EST — BUT remember, the sooner you enter, the more chances you have to win…

1) Answer the below question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog post

2) *Then TWEET (not DM) the following message (if you don’t have twitter, see below):
Just entered to win the “Hank and Jim” #BookGiveaway courtesy of @ClassicMovieHub and @SimonBooks

What is one of your Henry Fonda and/or Jimmy Stewart films and why? 

NOTE: if for any reason you encounter a problem commenting here on this blog, please feel free to tweet or DM us, or send an email to clas@gmail.com and we will be happy to create the entry for you.

*If you do not have a Twitter account, you can still enter the contest by simply answering the above question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog — BUT PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ADD THIS VERBIAGE TO YOUR ANSWER: I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

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Click here for the full contest rules and more details. 

Please note that only continental United States residents are eligible.

And — BlogHub members ARE eligible to win if they live within the areas noted above.


About the book: Henry Fonda and James Stewart were two of the biggest stars in Hollywood for forty years. They became friends and then roommates as stage actors in New York, and when they began making films in Hollywood, they roomed together again. Between them they made such memorable films as The Grapes of Wrath, Mister Roberts, Twelve Angry Men, and On Golden Pond; and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Destry Rides Again, The Philadelphia Story, It’s a Wonderful Life, Vertigo, and Rear Window. They got along famously, with a shared interest in elaborate practical jokes and model airplanes, among other things. Fonda was a liberal Democrat, Stewart a conservative Republican, but after one memorable blow-up over politics, they agreed never to discuss that subject again. Fonda was a ladies’ man who was married five times; Stewart remained married to the same woman for forty-five years. Both men volunteered during World War II and were decorated for their service. When Stewart returned home, still unmarried, he once again moved in with Fonda, his wife, and his two children, Jane and Peter, who knew him as Uncle Jimmy. For Hank and Jim, biographer and film historian Scott Eyman spoke with Fonda’s widow and children as well as three of Stewart’s children, plus actors and directors who had worked with the men—in addition to doing extensive archival research to get the full details of their time together. This is not another Hollywood story, but a fascinating portrait of an extraordinary friendship that lasted through war, marriages, children, careers, and everything else.


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Good Luck!


–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

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31 Responses to “Hank and Jim” Book Giveaway (Oct 30 – Dec 2)

  1. Vickie Gleasin says:

    My favorite Jimmy Stewart movies are Rear Window, The Man Who Knew Too Much, and Mr Hobbs Takes a Vacation. Well, of course, there is Its a Wonderfuk Life!
    For Henry I’d say Spencer’s Mountain, Yours Mine and Ours, 12 Angry Men and Cheyenne Social Club. Really I love most anything either of them are in!

  2. Ashley Hinz says:

    Entering early. I like (most) of their movies. I would have to say “Yours, Mine & Ours”, mainly because I never believed the relationship between Fonda and Ball wasn’t very much of an act. I was a strange child, and could read emotions extremely well, and was around a lot of older people for most of my life. I also enjoyed seeing large families of kids in my early years, as I was alone a lot after age 6.

  3. Andrew FitzSimons says:

    My favorite Henry Fonda film is Once Upon a Time in the West. Fonda played SOO against type, and he was fantastic playing the evil villain! Plus the added bonus of being directed by Sergio Leone! And my favorite Jimmy Stewart film has to be It’s a Wonderful Life. Stewart so wonderfully plays the everyday man! Giving up his dreams for his brother and then his father, then his heart-wreching fall into despair. It’s an amazing feat of acting and the ending never fails to make me cry! I watch it every Christmas!

  4. M.T. Fisher says:

    A weakness is their teaming THE CHEYENNE SOCIAL CLUB due to the way they play off one another. And the look on Fonda’s face when Robert J. Wilke is gunned down as he shakes his head at the pecan is priceless.

  5. Brittaney B says:

    Although there are so many great films to pick from, my very favorite is James Stewart in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. I love the message that one person can make a difference even against impossible odds. And in a weird way it is comforting to know that government corruption is nothing new. Many people like to mock innocence and naivety, and yet sometimes we need someone who believes in the best of human nature and governance.

    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

  6. Christina Sharpe says:

    It’s tough to pick my favourite Henry and Jimmy movie. The two of them were in so many amazing films throughout their careers. I’d say 12 Angry Men would be my favourite Henry Fonda movie and Rear Window is my favourite James Stewart film. I love 12 Angry Men because of the concept being pretty well all in one room over the course of a day. The drama is impeccable, and the casting spot on. The same can be said why Rear Window is my favourite. It takes place in one room over looking the apartments, and it uses the space so fantastic.

  7. Denise Runge says:

    My favorite Jimmy Stewart film has to be “Harvey.” Sweet, memorable and a bit of fantasy combined. I can actually see the rabbit by the end of the film! My favorite Henry Fonda movie is 12 Angry Men. I had put off seeing this film for many years and recently watched it. Excellent acting by all the men, but Fonda outshone them all.

  8. Bruce Baldwin says:

    “Harvey” remains my favorite of the Jimmy Stewart movies. Though dated, its whimsy, insight and humorous perspective on the loneliness of the human condition still touches my hear. “Poor boy. Poo, poor boy” remains my favorite line! I have Ben known to use the alias of Elwood P. Dpwd on occasion, and I hope desperately for a pooka.

  9. Javier Valverde says:

    My favorite Henry Fonda movie is On Golden Pond because he gives a very nuanced performance of a man who is fearful of growing old and frail because he had been strong all his life. I also like this movie because the acting between Henry and his daughter Jane Fonda reflect the tense relationship they had in real life and that tension comes to the surface during their scenes together.

  10. Carl says:

    I think my favorite Fonda film is The Grapes of Wrath, probably because I loved the book so much. Rear Window is my favorite for Stewart, he and Grace Kelly together are quietly hilarious even in a suspense film. They are both still great movies after all these years. Thanks for the chance to win this cool book.

  11. Lauren Wong says:

    When I was in elementary school in the ’50s, there was a daily movie on TV at 4pm. I remember the movie ‘Chad Hanna’ with Henry Fonda. I got a crush on Henry from that movie. I looked for all of Henry Fonda’s movies on TV and watched them religiously. When I became older, I would go to the movies multiple times to see a movie that Henry Fonda was in: Stage Struck, How the West was Won, The Longest Day. I still watch the movies when I come across them now but I have very seldom seen ‘Chad Hanna’ again.

  12. Dizzle says:

    These are two iconic actors.. Stewart had so many memorable roles but he will always be Elwood P. Dowd to me. Harvey remains one of my favorite films.

    As for Fonda, 12 Angry Men remains a classic. It was required viewing in my high school and I’m thankful it was.

  13. I love them both in so many movies, hard to name just a couple.

    But Stewart is wonderful in Vivacious Lady, playing against Ginger Rogers. Apparently they had dated briefly before making this, and the chemistry really shows. Stewart has a fine drunk scene in it, kind of a run-up to his Oscar-winning one in The Philadelphia Story. And just for contrast and to show his incredible range, Vertigo. Stewart goes all in with Scottie, who isn’t a particularly likable character, and I really admire him for that.

    Fonda: I’m a big fan of The Male Animal, that marvelous comedy about freedom of speech and football on a college campus. Fonda is terrific with Olivia De Havilland. And I also love him in The Ox-Box Incident. In the last scene, when he reads Dana Andrews’ letter to his wife, so simply, it’s devastating.

  14. Muse of Ire says:

    I have so many favorite Jimmy Stewart movies, but if forced to choose, I would vacillate between Winchester 73 and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. Both draw on his capacity for sheer decency while giving a glimpse at his darker, more complex emotions.

    For Henry Fonda, I would have to go with Failsafe. His performance as a compassionate but clear-eyed President doing his best under impossible circumstances never fails to move me.

  15. Phil Fennelly says:

    Hank: Mr. Roberts. Decency is hard to achieve and he pulls it off with perfection. Jim: Harvey. The speech in the alley behind the bar, gets me every time.

  16. Mary Alletto says:

    there was on with both of them I saw in the 70s . The Cheyenne Social Club where Jimmy Stewart inherits a brothel. Henry Fonda plays his friend and it is a great Comedy. Both of them are great and the movie is a joy to watch.

  17. Emily Graziano says:

    For Hank- Its a toss up between Yours, Mine and Ours- the first movie I ever saw him in- I asked my mom If he was still alive (this was 2005 when I was 8/9) and when she answered No I was very upset- This man was handsome! And not alive? I didnt undersatand!! – The other one that is a fave is Mister Roberts- I adore that movie!!! Just great

    For Jim- Rear Window- his best suspense picture!! And best leading Lady!! And The Philadelphia Story- sure his oscar was really a consolation prize- but he is just great and holds his own with Hepburn and Grant

    These two men are two of the most handsome and best leading men!!!

  18. Nancy says:

    My favorite Jimmy Stewart movie is It’s a Wonderful Life because it’s a beautiful, multifaceted film that’s both heartbreaking and heartwarming.

  19. David Hollingsworth says:

    My favorite Jimmy Stewart film is probably Vertigo, because his amazing performance as a man with a very unhealthy obsession is one of the darkest portrayals of psychological undoing in film history. He wasn’t known for these types of films; he was more of the affable ‘aw-shucks’ guy who just tries to do the right thing. It’s amazing how Hitchcock brought the darkness right out of him.

  20. Kimpunkrock says:

    My favorite James Stewart movie is “Two Rode Together” which also stars
    Richard Widmark. It is a western directed by John Ford and is about the
    struggle to find and return white captives held by the Comanche. James
    Stewart plays a sheriff who is conscripted into helping the US Calvary locate and
    return white captives. The character he plays is a fun loving gambling drunk sheriff
    Unlike characters he has played in the past. The movie is one of serious tones and Jimmys characterization gives the movie comedy and laughs. This movie also is great
    Because of John Ford’s regular cast of characters. Two Rode Together is highly recommended.

  21. Jean F says:

    Jimmy Stewart in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. Those were more innocent times! Also a big fan of Rear Window and Vertigo.

  22. Amarillys Romero says:

    When it comes to stars as iconic as these, it’s hard to pick just one film. But if someone held a gun to my head and I HAD to choose, I probably would go with The Lady Eve for Fonda and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington for Stewart. The Lady Eve has to be one of the funniest films I’ve seen with Stanwyck and Fonda playing off of each other well. MSGTW is perhaps Stewart’s best performance and the film he deserved the Oscar for. Beautiful as well. It would be cool to read a book with both of them together.

  23. Jodi says:

    I like “The Lady Eve” because of the chemistry between Stanwyck and Fonda. Seriously, though, anything Jimmy Stewart touched was gold and his heart was especially so. What’s not to love about such a great American hero? (Sending message on Twitter, too, right now!) 🙂

  24. Chris Teel says:

    Together I’d say The Cheyenne Social Club. They both played so well as awkward heirs to the “establishment” in question. Another film that came on TV as a late movie in my childhood. Jimmy Stewart alone would be Flight of the Phoenix. For Fonda I would have to say Mr. Roberts. Standing out in that cast was no small feat.

  25. Brett Doze says:

    As cliche as it may sound, my favorite Jimmy Stewart film has to be “It’s a Wonderful Life.” The black and white cinematography is wonderful and it’s one of the most inspiring and passionate films I’ve ever seen. There’s a reason it’s the one Christmas film I absolutely must watch every year. My annual viewing is an event that I heavily look forward to each year!

  26. Jake Bart says:

    My favorite Fonda film is MY DARLING CLEMENTINE because I think Fonda was at his best when working with Ford and it encapsulates so many of both men’s artistic virtues in such an unassuming package. A work of great emotional power, but also warmth and insight.

    “Mac, you ever been in love?”
    “No, I’ve been a bartender all my life.”

  27. Bruce Baldwin says:

    Stewart’s “Harvey” remains one of my top ten pictures. Whimsical, insightful, perfect comedic timing, Stewart at his very best!

  28. Christopher McCullen says:

    I love both of these guys, and it’s hard to pick one movie. However, as the years go by MY DARLING CLEMENTINE has probably become my favorite movie of all time. There’s a real sense of melancholy that hangs over John Ford’s unapologetically mythic telling of Wyatt Earp and the gunfight at the OK Corral. Fonda is magnificent as Earp and Ford gives him so many indelible moments: Fonda leaning back in a chair with his arms outstretched, balancing alternating legs on a porch post; the church dance with Wyatt and Clementine, Wyatt finishing a poker game, scooping his chips into his hat and placing the hat on his head to name just a few. I could go on, but I think you get the idea…

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