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Photoplay Productions documentary research

Identifier: MSS 2995
This collection contains videotapes and DVDs of interviews conducted by Photoplay Productions during the production of the documentaries Cecil B. DeMille: American Epic and I'm King Kong!, about film-maker Merian C. Cooper.


  • 2000-2005


Conditions Governing Access note

No access except by permission of Curator.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Photoplay Productions papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.


1 carton (1.5 linear ft.)


Videotapes and DVDs of interviews during the production of the documentaries Cecil B. DeMille: American Epicand I'm King Kong!.

Arrangement note

The collection is arranged in 3 series: 1. Photoplay Productions VHS Videotape: DeMille miscellaneous footage; 2. Photoplay Productions VHS Videotape of interview; and, 3. Photoplay Productions DVD of interview.

Other Finding Aids note

A more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository.
Other Finding Aids File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History note

Interviews were conducted by Photoplay Productions personnel. Videotapes and DVDs donated to BYU as partial payment for use of Special Collections materials in the finished documentaries.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Photoplay Productions personnel.

Appraisal note

Arts and Communications.

Related Materials

See also the Cecil B. DeMille archives (MSS 1400) and the Merian C. Cooper papers (MSS 2008).

Processing Information note

Processed; James V. D’Arc and John N. Gillespie, 2001;


Register of the Photoplay Productions documentary research
Description rules
Language of description
Finding aid encoded in English.
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Revision Statements

  • finding aid revision date not supplied: 2010 March 31 GilEADized to correct small errors. 2010 March 31 Updated to DACS and CCLA compliance by Anita Hawkins.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States