Fox Archives: 90th anniversary of the Fox Studio Lot

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On Oct. 28, 1928, the Fox Studio Lot (then known as Movietone City) officially opened its doors with a commemorative dedication ceremony. At the time, the film industry was facing many changes as it shifted its focus toward including sound in motion pictures. William Fox, 20th Century Fox’s founding father, along with studio execs Winfield…

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Fox Archives: 65th anniversaries for 3 Marilyn Monroe films

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Twentieth Century Fox films “Niagara,” “How to Marry a Millionaire” and “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” – three films that highlight the star power of Marilyn Monroe – are each enjoying its 65th anniversary in 2018. To celebrate, we’ll take a look back at the films with memories of the Los Angeles and New York premieres, posters, and wardrobe…

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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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