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October 24, 2018


State Archives Speaker Series: Author Michael Troyan looks at ‘A Century of Entertainment’ at Twentieth Century Fox

The California State Archives Speaker Series continues Thursday, October 25, with author Michael Troyan. The presentation, titled “Twentieth Century Fox: A Century of Entertainment,” is the first studio-authorized look at the mass media empire and its century of entertainment (1915-2015) bookended by empire builders William Fox and Rupert Murdoch. Based on complete access to the company’s archives and key assistance from others including the California State Archives, the book offers a revealing view of the company's history, including tales of its stars and tours of its historic production and ranch facilities.

About the Speaker

Michael Troyan holds a B.A. degree in Media Communications from CSU Sacramento and a Master’s of Library and Information Science degree from CSU San Jose, and has worked in the archives of the Walt Disney Company and Warner Bros.

Along with Twentieth Century Fox: A Century of Entertainment, Troyan has authored or co-authored several other books, including A Rose For Mrs. Miniver; The Life of Greer Garson, MGM; Hollywood's Greatest Backlot; and Disney A to Z. Troyan is currently working with the Fairbanks family to publish a commemorative edition of Douglas Fairbanks: The Fourth Musketeer by Letitia Fairbanks and Ralph Hancock.

This is a free, but ticketed event.


California State Archives Speaker Series


Author Michael Troyan


Thursday, October 25, 2018
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Link to RSVP


California State Archives
1020 O Street, 4th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814


Nancy Lenoil – State Archives, (916) 653-7715
Sam Mahood – Secretary of State, (916) 653-6575


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