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Guide to the Spyros P. Skouras Papers M0509
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Description
Files concerning Twentieth Century Fox corporate business and film production, correspondence files including many American politicians such as presidents Eisenhower and Nixon, and subject files on Greek Orthodox activities, philanthropy, etc.
Background
Spyros Skouras was born in Greece and became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1913. He founded Fox Film Company, which merged with 20th Century in 1935. Skouras was president of 20th Century Fox between 1942 and 1962 and Chairman of the Board between 1962 and 1969. In 1969, his Prudential shipping line acquired Grace Lines and became Prudential-Grace. He was involved in numerous charities, including the Greek War Relief Association.
Extent
40 Linear Feet
Restrictions
PWhile Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.
Availability
Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use. Audiovisual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.