Daily Archives: December 4, 2011

‘On Golden Pond’ opens in New York 30 years ago today (1981)

Video: 'On Golden Pond' trailer

(Friday, December 4, 1981)On Golden Pond, a film about an aging couple Ethel (Katharine Hepburn) and Norman Thayer (Henry Fonda) who are visited by daughter Chelsea (Jane Fonda) with her fiance and his rebellious son at their summer home on Golden Pond, opened today at the Cinema 1 in New York City.

Directed by Mark Rydell, the drama was nominated for ten Academy Awards, winning three, including Best Actor (Henry Fonda, in his final role).