Academy Film Lecture Series: 20th Century Fox Back

Posted March 17, 2014

The Academy Film Scholars Series 
"Professor Lev discusses Twentieth Century-Fox – The Zanuck-Skouras Years, 1935–1965" Film Scholars Lecture Peter Lev, 2008 Academy Film Scholar and Professor of Electronic Media and Film at Towson University, will discuss the history and transformation of Twentieth Century-Fox during the Zanuck-Skouras era and present highlights from his book Twentieth Century-Fox The Zanuck-Skouras Years, 1935–1965. 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 that included what was then the highest grossing movie of all time, “The Sound of Music.”
This is the tenth in a series of lectures spotlighting recipients of the Academy Film Scholars grant. Established in 1999, the Academy Film Scholars program is designed to stimulate and support the creation of new and significant works of film scholarship about aesthetic, cultural, educational, historical, theoretical or scientific aspects of theatrical motion pictures.  (photo/story content courtesy AMPAS) 
Ampas 3.17.14 6 Ampas 3.17.14 4 Ampas 3.17.14 3 Ampas 3.17.14 1  

The Buffet Menu Included 

Salad Of Local Baby Greens with Grilled Fennel, Tomatoes, Crispy Onions

tossed with A Port Vinaigrette And Shaved Pecorino

Roasted Chicken with Orange Walnut Stuffing and Grand Marnier Sauce

Lemon and Herb Crusted Salmon with Pickled Cucumber and Red Onion Salsa

Wasabi Red Skinned Mashed Potato Bake with Wilted Greens

Griddle Baked Polenta Cakes topped with Roasted Winter Vegetables

Artichoke Hearts, English Cucumber Hearts of Palm, Yellow Tomato Toss

with Fresh Basil and Agave Nectar Mustard Vinaigrette


Dulce de Leche, Coconut and Chocolate Chip Bars

Mixed Berry Parfaits

In Individual Containers with

Bourbon Vanilla Bean Cream

Open Faced Peach Shortcakes with Mint