General Correspondence is arranged chronologically, and then alphabetically within each year by individual, organization, or activity, from 1932 to 1959. As with other correspondence files in the archives, files designated as from a specific years. The correspondence deals with promotional activities on films produced during this period as well as story submissions, individuals seeking employment, film industry matters, censorship, casting, and general business.
Covering the years 1932 to 1959, the Motion Picture Production Files contain research, stories, treatments, various script version (many with annotations), story conference notes, director's notes, casting information, contracts, publicity material, critical reactions from viewers, commercial tie-ins, preview cards, publicity tours and premières, and financial records.
Motion pictures documented in this series are: The Sign of the Cross, This Day and Age, Four Frightened People, Cleopatra, The Crusades, The Plainsman, The Buccaneer (1938), Land of Liberty, Union Pacific, North West Mounted Police, Reap the Wind, The Story of Dr. Wassell, Unconquered, Samson and Delilah, The Greatest Show on Earth, The Ten Commandments, and The Buccaneer (1958). See also: Scrapbooks, Cecil B. DeMille Productions, Cecil B. DeMille Pictures/Motion Picture Associates, Scripts, Personal, and Videotapes.
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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.)
- DeMille family
- DeMille, Cecil B. (Cecil Blount), 1881-1959
- DeMille, Cecil B. (Cecil Blount), 1881-1959 -- Archives
- Feature films
- Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer -- History
- Motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- Biography
- Paramount Pictures Corporation -- History
- Photographic prints
- Souvenirs (Keepsakes)
- Speeches, addresses, etc., American