Hollywood, CA: William Fox Studios, 1930. Original 1930 Studio Pass to William Fox Studios for Hollywood Columnist Jimmy Starr with his signature. Light orange cardstock, 3 7/8” x 2 1/2” with rounded corners. Studio passes were given to press and industry representatives, allowing the bearer access to the studio’s lot and sets. It reads in full: “William Fox Studios, Hollywood, California, Fox Hills, California, Guest Card, Name of Guest Jimmy Starr [signed in ink], General Superintendent [signed in ink]”. With “1930” in the center behind a graphic design of Fox Studios ornate doorway flanked by two palm trees. And on the verso, “Fox Film Studios Press Pass, Not Transferable, Publicity Director [signed in ink]. With “Void after June 30” handwritten. About fine with the barest hint of dust soiling. Jimmy Starr (1902 - 1990) is best known as a Hollywood columnist, though he was also a writer and actor, known for The Corpse Came C.O.D. (1947), A Night for Crime (1943) and Pink Pajamas (1929). The Fox Film Corporation was founded by William Fox (1879 - 1952) in 1915 and was very successful in the industry until he Crash of 1929, when he lost control of the company in 1930, during a hostile takeover, ultimately resulting in a merger with the Twentieth Century Pictures to form 20th Century Fox in 1935. One of the last films produced by Fox at Fox was The Big Trail (1930) directed by Raoul Walsh, starring John Wayne in his first leading role and the first domestic widescreen movie. (Inventory #: 20941E)
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