August 5, 1940
Life Goes to a Party
with seven stars in Houston, Texas
Down onto Houston's municipal airport on the Fourth of July swooped a shiny TWA transport from Hollywood. Out into Texas' midsummer heat stepped Tyrone Power, Henry Fonda, James Stewart, Mischa Auer, Nancy Kelly, Richard Green and Olivia de Havilland. All that day they smiled, shook hands and shared the idolatry of thousands of tumultuous Texans. That night they appeared at a gigantic rally in the Sam Houston Coliseum, where Fonda and Stewart panicked admirers with an unexpected exhibition of magic. When it was over they enplaned again for the coast.