20th Century-Fox set stills
Scope and Contents
This collection contains movie set still books for the 20th Century-Fox Corporation with photographs taken during production of sets for 229 films, dating from 1937 to 1954. The black-and-white photographs are bound in boards with metal fasteners and labeled with the working movie title, director, and production number. Some are labeled "Office Copy," "Copy for Mr. Day's Files," or "Copy from Mr. Day's Files," and a few are stamped "Please return to art department," suggesting these books may have been used by 20th Century-Fox art department and supervising art director Richard Day.
- 1937 - 1954
- Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation (Organization)
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Biographical / Historical
The Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation (or 20th Century-Fox) was created through the merging of Fox Film Corporation and Twentieth Century Pictures in 1935 in Los Angeles, California. In 1985, the studio was acquired by News Corporation and renamed Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation (without the hyphen). In 2019, it was acquired by Disney and in 2020 began using the name 20th Century Studios, Inc.
16.9 Linear Feet (15 boxes)
Language of Materials
This collection contains set still books for the 20th Century-Fox Corporation with photographs of movie sets for 229 films, dating from 1937 to 1954.
Books are arranged alphabetically by film title.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Many of the photographs are warped/curling around the edges.
Processed by USC students in 2019 as part of the "Piloting a Shared Practice for Accessible Archival Descriptions" Dean's Challenge Grant. Additional description by Diann Benti in 2021.
- Film sets -- Photographs
- Film stills
- Motion pictures -- Archival resources
- Motion pictures -- Photographs
- Motion pictures -- Production and direction -- California -- Los Angeles -- Archival resources
- Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation -- Photographs
- Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation -- Archives
- Finding aid for the 20th Century-Fox set stills
- Diann Benti
- 2021 October
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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