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Correspondence and production records, 1913-1939

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 1400 Series 7 Sub-Series 1
This series of 20 boxes contains material from 1913, the beginning of DeMille's motion picture career, to 1924. The files are arranged chronologically and within each year alphabetically by film title.

Production files often contain treatments, play scripts, tinting guides, scenarios, music scores, contracts, financial statements, story files, story contest submissions, anc censorship notes. The series concludes with the files of story editor Ella King Adams. The films of this period include The Squaw Man (1914),* The Virginian, The Call of the North, What's His Name, The Man from Home, Rose of the Rancho,* The Girl of the Golden West,* The Warrens of Virginia, The Unafraid, The Captive,* Wild Goose Chase, The Arab,* Chimmie Fadden,* Maria Rosa,* Carmen, Temptation, Chimmie Fadden Out West,* The Cheat, The Golden Chance, The Trail of the Lonesome Pine,* The Heart of Nora Flynn, The Dream Gilr, Joan the Women,* A Romance of the Redwoods,* The Little American,* The women God Forgot, The Devil, The Whispering Chorus,* Old Wives for New, We Can't Have Everything, Till I Come Back to You, The Squaw Man(1918) Don't Change Your Husband, For Better, For Worse,* Male and Female,* Why Change Your Wife?,* Something to Think About,* Forbidden Fruit, The Affairs of Anatol,* Fool's Paradise, Saturday Night, Manslaughter, Adam's Rib,* The Ten Commandments,* Triumph, Fleet of Clay,* and The Golden Bed.* (Titles following by an asterisk have specific files noted in the container list.) See also: Scrapbooks, Theater, Cecil B. DeMille Productions, Personal, Cecil B. DeMille Pictures/Motion Picture Associates, and Scripts series.

Dates

  • 1913-1939

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.

Extent

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. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS1400.xml
Other Finding Aids Item-level inventory of microfilms available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS1400mf.xml

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States