I love anything dealing with Hollywood history, so I enjoy Tom Rothman’s historical monologue Fox Legacy on the Fox Film Channel. But, surprisingly, today’s New York Times profile on the Fox Filmed Entertainment co-chairman’s cable show didn’t mention the closing of the 20th Century Fox film research library since it seems relevant. So I’ve learned the original article did report on the library’s fate, but that portion was trimmed for space. The article says, “Mr. Rothman writes the monologues himself, doing much of his own research… For Edward Scissorhands he pored through Fox archival material.” So does that mean Rothman uses the film research library, too? If so, sad that it won’t be there much longer. Meanwhile, I’ve heard it costs between $750,000 to $1 million a year to keep the library open. Now let’s get creative. Fox Legacy could embrace the facility and maybe even shoot the show there to help underwrite it. That’s a win-win situation for all concerned.

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