There have been more than 500 True Hollywood Stories.The series was nominated for Emmy Awards in 2001, 2002, and 2003, and Prism Awards in 2009.Unlike some second generation Hollywood actors, Peter Fonda doesn't mind talking about his famous father. "There are so many 'steps' in my family we trip over ourselves," says Fonda.It is the BFI's Dennis Hopper Festival and the Royal Academy's exhibition of Hopper's photography that have brought Peter to London."Mr Fonda died in 1982."And yet here is the late, great Henry Fonda all but reincarnated in his son's gangly frame with the same big dome of a forehead and the same honeyed voice.The reference to his father's demise is not a warning to stay off the subject. His first stepmother, Susan Blanchard, was the stepdaughter of Broadway producer Oscar Hammerstein and Peter's stepsister Brooke Hayward married his great friend and collaborator Dennis Hopper.
She studied drama for four years at New York University, and has said she felt very uncomfortable on stage until her junior year.
Yet he doesn't seem to mind that it is being presented as a Hopper film.
Nor is he annoyed by people wanting to talk to him about something he made 46 years ago."At first I was perturbed but I came to realise how much it means to people, even to kids who weren't born when we shot it in 1968.
'To show you the extent to which a patriarchy takes a toll on females; I've been raped, I've been sexually abused as a child and I've been fired because I wouldn't sleep with my boss and I always thought it was my fault; that I didn't do or say the right thing,' she said.
Fonda did not reveal who raped or sexually abused her during the candid interview.