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DeMille Studio, 1914-1959

Identifier: MSS 1400 Series 8
In late 1924, DeMille purchased the Thomas Ince Studio in Culver City and renamed the facility DeMille Studio. This series of 35 boxes documents the nearly four-year lifespan of the organization and contains two main parts: the first deals with general financial and business correspondence and story properties from 1925 to 1928, and is arranged alphabetically ; the second part is comprised of film production files from the same period including 13 boxes of material on The Road to Yesterday, The Volga Boatman, The King of Kings, and The Goodness Girl. Additional correspondence relating to financial records and screenings of The King of Kings (1928-1958) is in this series. Also documented throughout this series is DeMille's involvement in overseeing films produced at the studio for Producers Distributing Corporation. See also: Scrapbooks, Cecil B. DeMille Productions, Cecil B. DeMille Pictures/Motion Picture Associates, Scripts, and Unproduced.


  • 1914-1959

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Cecil B. DeMille papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.


From the Collection: 1263 boxes (631.5 linear ft.)

From the Collection: 39 oversize boxes (51.6 linear ft.)

From the Collection: 275 v. (82.5 linear ft.)

From the Collection: 80 microfilm reels (16 linear ft.)

Biographical History

American motion picture producer and director, considered the archetype of the American film mogul. His 70 films reflect changing American tastes and values, and he was particularly noted for his multimillion-dollar spectacles.

Other Finding Aids

Finding aid available in repository.
Other Finding Aids File-level inventory available online.
Other Finding Aids Item-level inventory of microfilms available online.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States