In July 1988, the film “Die Hard” premiered in theaters across the U.S. The movie, produced and distributed by 20th Century Fox Film, starred Bruce Willis as John McClane, a retired NYPD policer officer who, while attempting to reconcile with his wife during her work Christmas party, gets redirected into helping save hostages and stop
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.
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
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
Dame Joan Collins, television’s most iconic villainess in the 1980s, began her Hollywood career as a 20th Century Fox contract star during the late ‘50s and early ‘60s. Prior to her fame on the small screen, the “Dynasty” beauty was 20th Century Fox’s answer to Elizabeth Taylor. In fact, early in production, Joan screen-tested for
Larry, Moe and Shemp, better known as the Three Stooges, made their motion picture debut with the 1930 Fox film “Soup to Nuts.” The stooges were originally part of a vaudevillian act led by Ted Healy. Although not yet billed by their famous moniker, the troupe along with Healy, appeared together in this slapstick comedy
In the Golden Age of Hollywood, gossip columnists rose to prominence reporting on the lives and careers of Hollywood’s celebrities. During this period, film studios carefully crafted the public images of the actors they had under contract, and they would often collaborate with gossip columnists to write columns to support these images. Frequently, studio publicity
Today, April 19, 2018, would have marked Jayne Mansfield’s 85th birthday. Ms. Mansfield was a Fox contract player in the 1950s and 1960s, well known for her roles in such films as “The Girl Can’t Help It” (1956), “The Wayward Bus” (1957) and “Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?” (1957).
The Fox Studio has a longstanding tradition of hosting notable guests, including some distinguished athletes. The Company History collection is small sub-collection within the Fox Archives – these images represent a portion of the Company History photograph collection that is dedicated to events and lot visitors. Enjoy some photos from this collection below: The Fox
In the weeks leading up to the 90th Oscars on Sunday, March 4, we’ll take a look at our rich Academy Award history by sharing from the 20th Century Fox Archives. This year, Fox Searchlight’s “The Shape of Water” is nominated for Production Design (production design: Paul Denham Austerberry; set decoration: Shane Vieau and Jeffrey