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20th Century-Fox

Author : Scott Eyman
Publisher : Running Press Adult
Page : 312 pages
File Size : 52,8 Mb
Release : 2021-09-21
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9780762470921

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20th Century-Fox by Scott Eyman Pdf

From New York Times bestselling author Scott Eyman, this is the story one of the most influential studios in film history, from its glory days under the leadership of legendary movie mogul Darryl F. Zanuck up to its 2019 buyout by Disney. March 20, 2019 marked the end of an era -- Disney took ownership of the movie empire that was Fox. For almost a century before that historic date, Twentieth Century-Fox was one of the preeminent producers of films, stars, and filmmakers. Its unique identity in the industry and place in movie history is unparalleled -- and one of the greatest stories to come out of Hollywood. One man, a legendary producer named Darryl F. Zanuck, is the heart of the story. This narrative tells the complete tale of Zanuck and the films, stars, intrigue, and innovations of the iconic studio that was.

Twentieth Century Fox

Author : Michael Troyan,Jeffrey Paul Thompson,Stephen X. Sylvester
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Page : 737 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 2017-08-15
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9781630761431

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Twentieth Century Fox by Michael Troyan,Jeffrey Paul Thompson,Stephen X. Sylvester Pdf

Here it is: the first-time look at the remarkable American multinational mass media empire and its century of entertainment—the story of Twentieth Century Fox (1915–2015). Or, to borrow the title of a classic 1959 Fox film, The Best of Everything. This is the complete revelatory story—bookended by empire builders William Fox and Rupert Murdoch—aimed as both a grand, entertaining, nostalgic and picture-filled interactive read and the ultimate guide to all things Twentieth Century Fox. The controversies and scandals are here, as are the extraordinary achievements. Among other firsts, the book offers fun tours of its historic production and ranch facilities including never-before-told stories about its stars and creative personalities (Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, James Dean, and Shirley Temple got started there). Finally, it is the first such work approved by the company and utilizing its own unique resources. The authors primarily tell a celebratory tale, but most importantly, an accurate one.

The Films of 20th Century-Fox

Author : Tony Thomas,Aubrey Solomon
Publisher : Secaucus, N.J. : Citadel Press
Page : 472 pages
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Release : 1979
Category : Motion pictures
ISBN : UOM:39015050649204

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Twentieth Century Fox

Author : Frederick Wasser
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 289 pages
File Size : 44,9 Mb
Release : 2020-08-18
Category : Art
ISBN : 9781317415275

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Twentieth Century Fox by Frederick Wasser Pdf

This is the first scholarly history of Fox from its origins in 1904 to the present. It builds upon research and histories of individual periods to describe how one company responded to a century-long evolution of the audience, nationally and globally. In the beginning, William Fox grabbed a once-in-a-millennium opportunity to build a business based on a genuinely new art form. This study explores the enduring legacy of F.W. Murnau, Will Rogers, Shirley Temple, John Ford, Spyros Skouras, George Lucas, James Cameron, and many others, offering discussion of those behind and in front of the camera, delving deeply into the history and evolution of the studio. Key films covered include The Iron Horse, The Grapes of Wrath, How Green Was My Valley, Forever Amber, All About Eve, Cleopatra, The Sound of Music, Planet of the Apes, Star Wars, Titanic, and Fight Club, providing an extensive look at the successes and flops that shaped not only Twentieth Century Fox, but the entire Hollywood landscape. Through a chronological study, the book charts the studio’s impact right up to the present day, providing a framework to allow us to look to the future of moviemaking and film consumption. Lively and fresh in its approach, this book is a comprehensive study of the studio for scholars, students, and enthusiasts of Hollywood cinema, film history, and media industries.

Twentieth Century Fox

Author : Rob Easterla,Kevin Murphy,Miles Scott
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 248 pages
File Size : 48,9 Mb
Release : 2004-12
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : UCSD:31822034470278

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Twentieth Century Fox by Rob Easterla,Kevin Murphy,Miles Scott Pdf

One of the oldest and most powerful of the great Hollywood studios, Twentieth Century Fox has maintained its magnificent archive of still photographs. This collection features the best of these photographs, many previously unpublished. Filmmaker Scorsese contributes an essay to this stunning volume.

Twentieth Century-Fox

Author : Aubrey Solomon
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Page : 304 pages
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Release : 2002
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9780810842441

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Twentieth Century-Fox by Aubrey Solomon Pdf

In this first paperback edition, Solomon, a screenwriter/story editor who co-authored The Films of Twentieth-Century Fox and produced the television show That's Hollywood, reruns his history of management in the boom and bust years of this major motion picture company. Includes a photo of founder/producer Darryl F. Zanuck; the introduction to the original edition; and data on the studio's hit movies, film rentals, and production costs. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Man Who Made the Movies

Author : Vanda Krefft
Publisher : HarperCollins
Page : 1501 pages
File Size : 42,8 Mb
Release : 2017-11-28
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780062680679

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The Man Who Made the Movies by Vanda Krefft Pdf

A riveting story of ambition, greed, and genius unfolding at the dawn of modern America. This landmark biography brings into focus a fascinating brilliant entrepreneur—like Steve Jobs or Walt Disney, a true American visionary—who risked everything to realize his bold dream of a Hollywood empire. Although a major Hollywood studio still bears William Fox’s name, the man himself has mostly been forgotten by history, even written off as a failure. Now, in this fascinating biography, Vanda Krefft corrects the record, explaining why Fox’s legacy is central to the history of Hollywood. At the heart of William Fox’s life was the myth of the American Dream. His story intertwines the fate of the nineteenth-century immigrants who flooded into New York, the city’s vibrant and ruthless gilded age history, and the birth of America’s movie industry amid the dawn of the modern era. Drawing on a decade of original research, The Man Who Made the Movies offers a rich, compelling look at a complex man emblematic of his time, one of the most fascinating and formative eras in American history. Growing up in Lower East Side tenements, the eldest son of impoverished Hungarian immigrants, Fox began selling candy on the street. That entrepreneurial ambition eventually grew one small Brooklyn theater into a $300 million empire of deluxe studios and theaters that rivaled those of Adolph Zukor, Marcus Loew, and the Warner brothers, and launched stars such as Theda Bara. Amid the euphoric roaring twenties, the early movie moguls waged a fierce battle for control of their industry. A fearless risk-taker, Fox won and was hailed as a genius—until a confluence of circumstances, culminating with the 1929 stock market crash, led to his ruin.


Author : Stephanie Garber
Publisher : Flatiron Books
Page : 416 pages
File Size : 48,7 Mb
Release : 2017-01-31
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 9781250095275

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Caraval by Stephanie Garber Pdf

Welcome, welcome to CARAVAL, Stephanie Garber’s enchanting, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling fantasy debut about two sisters swept up in a mysterious competition filled with magic, heartbreak, and danger Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful and cruel father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over. But this year, Scarlett's long-dreamt-of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to attend. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season's Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner. Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, and her sister disappears forever. Continue the adventure in Legendary and Finale—out now!

The Fox that Got Away

Author : Stephen M. Silverman
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 368 pages
File Size : 42,5 Mb
Release : 1988
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : UOM:39015014300746

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The Fox that Got Away by Stephen M. Silverman Pdf

This is the inside story of movie mongul Darryl F. Zanuck and his family--a family and a corporation torn from within by greed, envy, and a blind need to control. Filled with high drama, it is a story that will not be soon forgotten. 8 pages of photos.

Read the Book! See the Movie! from Novel to Film Via 20th Century-Fox

Author : Gary A. Smith
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 264 pages
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Release : 2018-10-30
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 1629333824

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Read the Book! See the Movie! from Novel to Film Via 20th Century-Fox by Gary A. Smith Pdf

The movies discussed in Read the Book! See the Movie! were all based on novels which had made it onto the best seller lists and were optioned for filming by 20th Century-Fox.

The Golden Age Musicals of Darryl F. Zanuck

Author : Bernard F. Dick
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Page : 245 pages
File Size : 50,9 Mb
Release : 2022-03-30
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9781496838629

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The Golden Age Musicals of Darryl F. Zanuck by Bernard F. Dick Pdf

Beginning with The Jazz Singer (1927) and 42nd Street (1933), legendary Hollywood film producer Darryl F. Zanuck (1902–1979) revolutionized the movie musical, cementing its place in American popular culture. Zanuck, who got his start writing stories and scripts in the silent film era, worked his way to becoming a top production executive at Warner Bros. in the later 1920s and early 1930s. Leaving that studio in 1933, he and industry executive Joseph Schenck formed Twentieth Century Pictures, an independent Hollywood motion picture production company. In 1935, Zanuck merged his Twentieth Century Pictures with the ailing Fox Film Corporation, resulting in the combined Twentieth Century-Fox, which instantly became a new major Hollywood film entity. The Golden Age Musicals of Darryl F. Zanuck: The Gentleman Preferred Blondes is the first book devoted to the musicals that Zanuck produced at these three studios. The volume spotlights how he placed his personal imprint on the genre and how—especially at Twentieth Century-Fox—he nurtured and showcased several blonde female stars who headlined the studio’s musicals—including Shirley Temple, Alice Faye, Betty Grable, Vivian Blaine, June Haver, Marilyn Monroe, and Sheree North. Building upon Bernard F. Dick’s previous work in That Was Entertainment: The Golden Age of the MGM Musical, this volume illustrates the richness of the American movie musical, tracing how these song-and-dance films fit within the career of Darryl F. Zanuck and within the timeline of Hollywood history.

Twentieth Century's Fox

Author : George F. Custen
Publisher : Basic Books
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Release : 1998-08-27
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 0465076203

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Twentieth Century's Fox by George F. Custen Pdf

Spanning four decades and more than a thousand films, the creative output of Darryl D. Zanuck was astonishing and unparalleled. With The Jazz Singer he supervised the innovation of film sound. With The Public Enemy and Little Caesar he reinvented the gangster film. With 42nd Street he reinvigorated the musical. He set the standard for film biography with pictures such as Young Mr. Lincoln and The Story of Alexander Graham Bell . He innovated CinemaScope. And he molded the star images of James Cagney, Shirley Temple, Tyrone Power, Betty Grable, Marilyn Monroe, and Rin Tin Tin.In this major new biography, George F. Custen illuminates Zanuck's evolution into one of the most influential producers in American film. He explains what set him apart from rivals Irving Thalberg and David O. Selznick, how he developed the gritty realism that came to redefine motion pictures, and how he brilliantly predicted and capitalized on changing public tastes.Zanuck was a man of enormous energy and eccentricity, commanding his studio with a sawed-off polo mallet. Dozens of his memorable films—including I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang , The Grapes of Wrath, Gentleman's Agreement, All About Eve, The Day the Earth Stood Still , and The Robe —have come to represent the era in which they were made. Hard-boiled or nostalgic, historical or pure Hollywood, Zanuck's films and Zanuck himself have become legends of the cinema. But what exactly was this producer's contribution to the films he made? How did he rise from being a writer of silent serials to become head of production at Warner Brothers by his mid-twenties, and then to form his own studio, Twentieth Century-Fox at age thirty-three?Twentieth Century's Fox tells the whole story—from Zanuck's boyhood to his tumultuous years with the feuding Warners, his battles with the censors and with his own actors, and the legendary acting-out of scenes during story conferences in his famous green office. Along the way, Custen treats us to inside stories about actors such as Edward G. Robinson, Gregory Peck, and Marilyn Monroe. In never-before-published story conference notes, telegrams, and surprisingly candid anecdotes, he reveals how—more than any producer before or since—this diminutive, enigmatic fellow from Wahoo, Nebraska, changed the way we look at film.Custen highlights the studio as the context of production. Zanuck's ability to shape the producer's role and the organizational style during the golden years of the studio system—with its own peculiar methods, clearly delineated rules, and pecking order—was the crucible out of which he forged a unique vision of American film and American culture.

The Fox Film Corporation, 1915äóñ1935

Author : Aubrey Solomon
Publisher : McFarland
Page : 390 pages
File Size : 52,6 Mb
Release : 2012-08-30
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9780786486106

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The Fox Film Corporation, 1915äóñ1935 by Aubrey Solomon Pdf

In 1929, Hollywood mogul William Fox (1879–1952) came close to controlling the entire motion picture industry. His Fox Film Corporation had grown from a $1600 investment into a globe-spanning $300 million empire; he also held patents to the new sound-on-film process. Forced into a series of bitter power struggles, Fox was ultimately toppled from his throne, and the studio bearing his name would merge in 1935 with Darryl F. Zanuck’s flourishing 20th Century Pictures. The 25-year lifespan of the Fox Film Corporation, home of such personalities as Theda Bara, Tom Mix, Janet Gaynor and John Ford, is chronicled in this thorough illustrated history. Included are never-before-published financial figures revealing costs and grosses of Fox’s biggest successes and failures, and a detailed filmogaphy of the studio’s 1100-plus releases, among them What Price Glory?, Seventh Heaven and the Oscar-winning Cavalcade.

Twentieth Century-Fox

Author : Peter Lev
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Page : 327 pages
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Release : 2013-03-15
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9780292744479

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Twentieth Century-Fox by Peter Lev Pdf

When the Fox Film Corporation merged with Twentieth Century Pictures in 1935, the company posed little threat to industry juggernauts such as Paramount and MGM. In the years that followed however, guided by executives Darryl F. Zanuck and Spyros Skouras, it soon emerged as one of the most important studios. Though working from separate offices in New York and Los Angeles and often of two different minds, the two men navigated Twentieth Century-Fox through the trials of the World War II boom, the birth of television, the Hollywood Blacklist, and more to an era of exceptional success, which included what was then the highest grossing movie of all time, The Sound of Music. Twentieth Century-Fox is a comprehensive examination of the studio’s transformation during the Zanuck-Skouras era. Instead of limiting his scope to the Hollywood production studio, Lev also delves into the corporate strategies, distribution models, government relations, and technological innovations that were the responsibilities of the New York headquarters. Moving chronologically, he examines the corporate history before analyzing individual films produced by Twentieth Century-Fox during that period. Drawn largely from original archival research, Twentieth Century-Fox offers not only enlightening analyses and new insights into the films and the history of the company, but also affords the reader a unique perspective from which to view the evolution of the entire film industry.

Styling the Stars

Author : Angela Cartwright,Tom McLaren
Publisher : Insight Editions
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Release : 2017-04-04
Category : Photography
ISBN : 1683830067

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Styling the Stars by Angela Cartwright,Tom McLaren Pdf

A stunning collection of behind-the-scenes hair, makeup, and wardrobe continuity photographs from the Twentieth Century Fox archive, Styling the Stars features images of more than 150 actors—such as Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Julie Andrews, Cary Grant, Clark Gable, and Paul Newman—from more than 100 Fox classics, including Miracle on 34th Street, The Sound of Music, Cleopatra, and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. In 1997 Twentieth Century Fox established an archive of all-but-forgotten production stills taken during the filming of some of their most memorable movies. Published here for the first time, this archive includes hundreds of riveting portraits of Hollywood’s most treasured leading men and women as they were prepped for the camera. Revered for their indisputable sense of style, the carefully crafted characters portrayed by the likes of Clark Gable, Julie Andrews, and Audrey Hepburn came as the result of meticulous hairstyling, makeup artistry, and lavish costume design. In Hollywood’s trendsetting word of glamour and glitz, continuity photographs ensured that these wardrobe elements remained consistent throughout the filming process. Once fully styled, stars posed for camera-ready continuity shots, which now, decades later, provide a striking record of the evolution of Hollywood fashion and stardom from the 1930s to the early 1970s. Through these long-lost photographs, which were never intended for the public eye, Styling the Stars takes fans of film, fashion, and photography inside the Twentieth Century Fox archive to deliver an intimate look at Hollywood’s Golden Age and beyond. Written by Angela Cartwright (The Sound of Music, Lost in Space) and Tom McLaren, with a foreword by Maureen O’Hara (Miracle on 34th Street), this collection of candid rarities offers a glimpse into the details of prepping Hollywood’s most iconic personalities, as well as revelatory stories about Twentieth Century Fox classics, such as Planet of the Apes, Cleopatra, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Young Lions, and more. Here you’ll find images of Shirley Temple as she runs a brush through her trademark curls, Marilyn Monroe as she’s styled for her role in Let’s Make It Legal, Cary Grant as he suits up for a swim, and Paul Newman donning a six-shooter, among hundreds of rare, never-before-published photographs. The result is a stunning collector’s volume of film and fashion photography, as well as an invaluable compendium of movie history. Styling the Stars is now available in paperback for the first time.