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Cecil B. DeMille correspondence

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8174

Scope and Contents

Correspondence to and from Cecil B. DeMille. Dated 1915-1942. Includes: Walter Braunscheiger letter to Cecil B. DeMille; Cecil B. DeMille letter to Will Rogers; Will Rogers letter to Cecil B. DeMille; Beatrice DeMille telegram to Cecil B. DeMille; Cecil B. DeMille letter to Beatrice DeMille; 3 Cecil B. DeMille letters to Jesse L. Lasky; Cecil B. DeMille letter to Samuel Goldfish; Samuel Goldfish letter to Cecil B. DeMille; John Carter letter to Cecil B. DeMille; Beatrice DeMille letter to Cecil B. DeMille; 2 Cecil B. DeMille letters to Y. Frank Freeman; J.H. Karp letter to Neil S. McCarthy

Dates

  • 1915-1942

Creator

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 the Cecil B. DeMille correspondence must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Cecil B. DeMille (1881-1959) was an 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.

Cecil B. DeMille was born on August 12, 1881 to Henry Churchill de Mille and Matilda Beatrice Samuel de Mille. DeMille started acting on Broadway in 1900 and by 1913 he joined a film studio partnership which would eventually become Paramount Pictures. DeMille had a long and storied carrier as a filmmaker and directed several epic films, such as the Ten Commandments (1956). DeMille died on January 21, 1959.

Extent

1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)

Language

English

Custodial History

Materials were maintained by the DeMille family until 2012, when they were donated to Brigham Young University through Motion Picture Associates, LLC.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Motion Picture Associates, LLC; 2012.

Appraisal

Arts and Communications.

Processing Information

Processed; John N. Gillespie; 2013.
Title
Register of Cecil B. DeMille correspondence
Status
Completed
Author
John N. Gillespie
Date
2013 March 25
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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