Fox Archives: The French One Panel

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The French One Panel, aka Grande Affiche, is a standard French movie poster with dimensions running roughly at 47 inches wide and 63 inches tall. These artifacts showcase a broad range of artistic styles and promotional techniques used by studios throughout the years and provides a unique insight into the distribution history of titles in…

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Fox Archives: ‘The Greatest Showman’ concept art

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Rarely does the Fox Archives receive hand-drawn original art concepts from today’s feature films. The majority of concept art and construction, design, and storyboard materials are now created digitally and delivered via a link, hard drive or server. We seldomly have the opportunity to unroll full-size canvas banners and hand-painted watercolor concepts, filling the workroom…

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Fox Archives: 60th anniversary of ‘The Fly’ (1958)

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August 2018 marks the 60th anniversary of Kurt Neumann’s “The Fly.” The film, starring David Hedison, Vincent Price and Patricia Owens, was adapted from George Langelaan’s short story of the same name. The success of the 20th Century Fox film spawned two sequels and the eventual 1986 remake starring Jeff Goldblum. To help celebrate this…

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Fox Archives: 75th anniversary of ‘Stormy Weather’

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This month marks the 75th anniversary of the release of “Stormy Weather” (1943), loosely based on the life of its star Bill “Bojangles” Robinson. The film, which was produced and distributed by 20th Century Fox, stars Lena Horne, whose character Selina was created for the film and sings the title song.

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Fox Archives: Happy birthday, Jane Russell

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Hollywood star and legend Jane Russell was born on June 21, 1921, and would have been 97 this month. One of her most famous films is the 20th Century Fox Film “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” (1953), in which she played Dorothy Shaw alongside her co-star Marilyn Monroe. Jane would go on to make two more pictures…

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5 stories from 21CF to watch in honor of Memorial Day

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Three films, a limited series and a documentary to help us remember those who died while serving in the U.S. military Memorial Day – a day that marks the unofficial start of summer is also one that weighs heavily upon our collective hearts. As towns big and small across the U.S. prepare for parades, backyard…

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