The Fox movie empire as we knew it/them ended on 3/20/2019 when Disney bought them out. On 1/17/2020, the announcement that Disney is taking "Fox" out of "20th Century Fox" added another death date of sorts. So, when was the empire as we knew it born? Feb. 1. 20th Century Fox was "born" on 5/31/1935 as a merger of 20th Century Films and the Fox Film Corp. The Fox Film Corp had a predecessor called Box Office Attractions which was the successor of Greater New York Film Rental Company. P. 283 of the "Exhibitors Herald (Dec 1921-Mar 1922)" at Archive.org (bit.ly/36F21YW) has an ad for the then 9th anniversary week of the Fox movie empire (1/29/1922-2/4/1922). So, even though the empire is for all practical purposes dead, happy 107th! For all practical purposes, the first Fox movie was the now-lost Shadows of the Moulin Rouge. This film's premiere, though a limited release, was on 12/26/1913. It was directed, written, and produced by Alice Guy-Blaché (7/11873-3/24/1968) through her movie company, Solax Studios. Alice is regarded as the first female director and thus the founding mom of cinema. Box Office Attractions distributed the film.