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20th Century Fox

Twentieth (20th) Century Fox is shorthand for Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation which is an American film studio located in the Century City area just west of Beverly Hills, California. The studio is presently a subsidiary of News Corporation, the Australian media conglomerate owned by Rupert Murdoch.

On July 23, 1926, Fox Film bought the patents of the Movietone sound system for recording sound on to film.

Founder William Fox was forced out of Fox Film, and new leadership under president Sidney Kent in 1935 merged with Twentieth Century Pictures (formed 1933 when producer Darryl F. Zanuck left Warner Brothers to produce under Joseph Schenck, former head of United Artists and brother of Nicholas Schenck.)

The hyphen was dropped from the studio's name in 1985.

The studio's notable films include:

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The famous Fox Fanfare by Alfred Newman first accompanied the Fox logo in
1951. The longer version was originally used only on Cinemascope productions.






Despite suggestions that the studio should change its name to Twenty-first Century Fox it did not do so.

Twentieth Century Fox is also the punning title of a song by The Doors on their self-titled debut album (1967), referring to a foxy lady.

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