The Fox News Corporation, visted the Fort Lee Museum to "shoot" a segment on their national news programs about Fort Lee, NJ, the birthplace of the motion picture industry and of their namesake William Fox in the early days of film.
Exhibit on the centennial of Fox Studio born in Fort Lee, NJ in 1915!
Exhibit at the Fort Lee Museum (1589 Parker Avenue) runs from March 28th through the end of the year. A formal exhibit reception was held on May 12th, 2015. Fox studio founder William Fox's Granddaughter (Barbara Fox Bordiga) and Great Granddaughter (JoAnn Fox-Weingarten) as well as Fox News Director of Development Clay Rawson (who brought the Fox family to our reception) were our guests of honor. The Fort Lee Film Commission presented the Fox Family with Tom Austin's painting Fox Studio, Fort Lee, NJ 1915. Fort Lee Film Commission special awards were presented to both the Fox family and Clay Rawson. Among our guests were Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich and Fort Lee Council Persons Harvey Sohmer, Mike Sargenti and Ila Kasofsky, Bergen County Cultural & Affairs Director Cynthia Forster as well as members of the Fort Lee Film Commission and Fort Lee Historical Society. The Fort Lee Film Commission mounted this exhibit and it includes material from the Film Commission archive as well as archival photos and artifacts on loan from collectors such as film historian Joe Yranski and organizations such as Fox News.