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    Jane Fonda Sells Merch With Her Own Mugshot On It And It's Incredible


    This is Jane Fonda. She's a legendary, Academy Award-winning actor who you might know from Grace and Frankie, Barbarella, and a lot more. She's also a legendary activist.

    Though she's still leading protests to this day, Fonda's especially known for her work throughout the '60s and '70s. She spoke out about issues ranging from the Vietnam War to the civil rights movement, as well as women's rights.

    And as a token of the era, the mugshot from her 1970 arrest has become iconic. The photo is so incredibly well-known that you can even wear it.

    Lily Tomlin's clutch is covered in a print made up of Jane Fonda's mugshot. Legends only.

    Fonda was arrested for drug smuggling in Cleveland in 1970 — though charges were dismissed months later when lab testing confirmed that the pills she was carrying were just vitamins. Fonda had been on her way back from fundraising for the anti-Vietnam War effort.

    "I think they hoped this 'scandal' would cause the college speeches to be canceled and ruin my respectability," Fonda wrote on her blog in 2009.

    Witness Lily Tomlin, Fonda's friend, co-star, and fellow activist, rocking her mugshot clutch at a Netflix event in 2015.


    Fonda even sells the merch herself. You want that clutch? It's for sale on her website! Want a T-shirt with the mugshot on it? It's there, too! A mug or a tote bag? You bet!

    Selling merch with your own mugshot on it? That's swag. ✨