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Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation


Administrative History

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation (1935-) is one of the largest motion picture production companies in the world.

In 1935, the Fox Film Corporation and Twentieth Century Pictures merged to establish Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. The corporation pioneered many new film techniques and produced several record-breaking movies. In the 1950s, with the advent of television threatening a large part of the motion picture business, Fox turned to many new, innovative methods of production and projection.

However, with revenue slumping decades later, 20th Century Fox was purchased first by Marvin H. Davis and Martin Rich in 1981, then again in 1985, by media mogul Rupurt Murdoch's News Corporation, under which it operated as a subsidiary. In 2019, 20th Century Fox, as well as the rest of 21st Century Fox, was purchased by the Walt Disney Company, and now operates there as a subsidiary.

Wikipedia, via WWW, August 1, 2019 (Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation; 1935, merger between Twentieth Century Pictures and Fox Film Corporation; pioneers in film techniques; 1950s pressure by television; purchased by Marvin H. Davis and Martin Rich in 1981; purchased by News Corporation; purchased by Walt Disney Company in 2019)

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Collection on Brigham Young

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 506
Scope and Contents Contains final script as filmed of the motion picture "Brigham Young" bound in one volume with still photographs from the feature. Also included are autographed publicity shots of the main characters in the production. The stills are on leaves facing the text and correspond closely to it. The motion picture was made for Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, was produced by Darryl F. Zanuck, directed by Henry Hathaway, the screenplay was by Lamar Trotti, and the original story was written...
Dates: 1940

Kenneth O. Lloyd photographs

Identifier: MSS P 110
Scope and Contents

Collection includes 71 photographs of Lloyd and 20th Century Fox productions. Also includes associated press books and posters.

Dates: Date not identified

Ski Aces

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197239251157]
Identifier: MSS 9316
Scope and Contents

Contains a DVD titled "Ski Aces," a movie produced by Twentieth Century Fox in 1944. Originally a promotional film for Alta Ski Area in Alta, Utah, it contains the acting of skier Sverre Engen and his brothers.

Dates: 1944

Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation pressbooks

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 1432
Scope and Contents

Pressbooks for the 20th Century-Fox films "Damien - Omen II," "High Anxiety," "The World's Greatest Lover," and "The Fury." The items describe details of the films' production and give biographies of the actors appearing in the films.

Dates: 1977-1978

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Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences 1
Brigham Young (Motion picture) 1
Damien (Motion picture) 1
Fury (Motion picture) 1
High anxiety (Motion picture) 1