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Other 'Fox' films didn't make it

Matt Pniewski's documentary "The Story of the Fox" is not the first attempt to tell the story of the Fox on film. And it may not be the last. In a preface to Jim Phillips' anonymous 1999 autobiography "Raising Kane: The Fox Chronicles," actor/producer Howard Platt says he tried for 10 years to interest Hollywood's movers and shakers in making a movie or TV series about the Fox. "Only Leonard Goldberg of the Spelling-Goldberg TV dynasty had enough faith in the worthiness of the Fox story to ante up actual cash for a one-year option," Platt writes. Goldberg told him, "Somebody's got to be the good guy." But after years passed...