I'm Not Fond'a Hanoi Jane

Russo, Gaetano (Guy) A., Jr., 1918-2007 (Creator)
I'm Not Fond'a Hanoi Jane
While the slogan on the pictured bumper sticker alludes to actress Jane Fonda’s famous 1972 visit to Hanoi, Vietnam--during which she participated in radio broadcasts condemning the United States for its role in the Vietnam War--it was her visit to Waterbury, Connecticut, in 1988, that sparked the production of this item. Retired Major General in the Connecticut National Guard and Waterbury residen t Gaetano "Guy" Russo printed these stickers as part of a campaign to stop the filming in Waterbury of scenes for 1990’s Stanley & Iris in protest over Fonda’s starring role. Though Russo’s activism sparked a flurry of national interest in late 1987 and early 1988, filming of the movie proceeded with only minor demonstrations. The durability of Jane Fonda as a flashpoint for conservative anger and ridicule is represented not only by Russo’s stand against her long after the end of the Vietnam War, but also by his bumper sticker’s longevity. Outgrowing Waterbury, the particular sticker pictured here was collected by Group Research, Inc. at the 1990 Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, DC.
Collection Name
Group Research, Inc. Records
Archival Context
Series XIV: Bumper Stickers. Box no. 506, Folder no. I'm Not Fond'a Hanoi Jane
Fonda, Jane, 1937-
printed ephemera
printed ephemera
Origin Information
Waterbury (Conn.)
Library Location
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
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