Posts by Esme Perry-Trueheart

Fox Archives: Photographs of company parties and events dating back to 1918

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Who doesn’t love a party? After all the holiday and New Year’s Eve parties, it seems fitting to share a few favorite photographs from the Archives’ “Company History: Events” collection. This smaller collection dates back to 1918, and it contains photography of awards ceremonies, dignitaries’ lot visits, sales conventions, stockholders’ meetings, employee picnics, studio club…

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Fox Archives: Thanksgiving-themed photographs from the Starhead collection

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The Starhead collection is a small portion of the Fox Archive’s larger photograph collection. It consists of portraits and candid images of employees (i.e., actors, actresses, writers, directors, production executives, etc.) who were contracted by Fox when the star system was in place. The Starhead photographs were used by the studio to publicize its employees…

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Fox Archives: Famous film heads for Halloween

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In honor of Halloween, below are a few photographs from the Fox Archives of famous film heads showcasing the art of film makeup and prosthetics from 20th Century Fox Film and Fox Searchlight Pictures titles. The Fox Archives is mandated to collect, catalog, preserve and make accessible the following assets of the 20th Century Fox…

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Fox Archives: The Fox Newman Scoring Stage

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The Fox Newman Scoring Stage, named after famed composer and Fox Music Director from 1939 to 1959 Alfred Newman, was constructed in 1928. It was designed by C.H. Muldorfer and built by George E. Miller before being converted to a scoring stage in 1936. During the past 81 years, a number of films and television…

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Fox Archives: Slant boards give actors and actresses a place to lean on the sets of 20th Century Fox films

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Though rarely used today, slant boards (also known as leaning boards) were commonly found on movie sets. They were designed to allow reclining without wrinkling neatly pressed costumes, reclining when the costume was too snug for the actor to sit or reclining when the immense weight of the costume limited mobility. Here are some photos…

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