Speaker Series

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Thursday, October 25, 2018
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
California State Archives
1020 O Street, 4th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

Twentieth Century Fox: A Century of Entertainment

Cover Image of Twentieth Century Fox: A Century of Entertainment, Courtesy of Lanham: Lyons Press, 2017

Michael Troyan's Twentieth Century Fox: A Century of Entertainment is the first studio-authorized look at the remarkable multinational 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.

This is a free, but ticketed event.  Tickets can be reserved at the link below.

Cover image courtesy of Lanham: Lyons Press, 2017.


About Our Speaker

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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.


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