20th Century Fox: A Century of Entertainment
Saturday April 16, 2016 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Saturday, April 16, 2016, the California Writers Club, Sacramento Branch proudly presents Michael Troyan at the Luncheon Meeting. His topic is “20th Century Fox: A Century of Entertainment”.
Mike is the author of three books: A Rose for Mrs. Miniver, a biography of actress Greer Garson, as well as a photographic history of the MGM studio, MGM: Hollywood’s Greatest Backlot, and a similar work on the Fox studio, 20th Century Fox: A Century of Entertainment—which he will address in detail in the hope of inspiring others to experience the thrill of “historical detective work.”
Mike’s day job is as Community Relations Manager for the Barnes & Noble Booksellers in the Birdcage Center in Citrus Heights. In that capacity, Mike has been a great friend to the California Writers Club, Sacramento Branch. He has accommodated many members’ book signings, has hosted the monthly Open Mic program, and has been a prime booster of the aspirations of CWC writers and authors.
Among Mike’s many talents: he is a master researcher. He worked for six years on the Fox book, gathering photos, interviewing principals—including many of the stars of Hollywood’s Golden Era. His persistence in getting the facts and assembling all the elements for the book, despite what he says have been some “pretty scary obstacles,” has resulted in what the Fox studio has adopted as its official 100 year history.
On top of all that, Mike is one of the nicest people you will ever have the pleasure of meeting. His presentation is certain to give everyone who attends some good advice that will apply to their own work.
- Monthly Luncheons are open to the public
- Cost is $17 for members, $20 for nonmembers
- The meeting fee includes lunch and beverage
- Cattlemens Restaurant, 12409 Folsom Blvd., Rancho Cordova, CA
The restaurant is located just east of Hazel Ave. at the northeast end of the Nimbus Winery complex along Highway 50. Cattlemens offers CWC a spacious meeting room with free WiFi, quality AV equipment, free off street parking and excellent food.