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Cecil B. DeMille Productions records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6254

Scope and Contents

Collection includes corporate by-laws and minute books of Cecil B. DeMille Productions. Also includes correspondence with many of DeMille's associates, appraisals, tax records, and estate records of Cecil B. DeMille and Constance A. DeMille. Collection contains materials related to the production of various DeMille films, including Samson and Delilah, The Greatest Show on Earth, and The Ten Commandments (1956).


  • approximately 1932-1959


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 Productions records must be obtained from theSupervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Cecil B. DeMille Productions (est. 1921) was a motion picture production company in California.


4 oversize boxes (4 linear ft.)

2 cartons (2 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

A more detailed finding aid can be found at the repository.

Custodial History

Maintained by the DeMille Foundation, which donated them to the L. Tom Perry Special Collections.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; DeMille Foundation.


Arts and Communications.

Processing Information

Processed; John N. Gillespie.

Register of Cecil B. DeMille Productions records
J. Norm Gillespie, Geoff McLaughlin
2010 July 28
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States