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Mark A. Vieira papers

 Collection — Carton: 1
Identifier: MSS 8945

Scope and Contents

Contains research consisting of photocopies of newspaper articles, telegrams, magazine articles, internet resources, film still copies, interview transcripts, book excerpts, and correspondence used in the writing of Vieira's book on Cecil B. DeMille's work. Includes approximately 300 pages of the untitled publisher's manuscript of CeCil B. DeMille: The Art of the Hollywood Epic. Dated approximately 2010-2015.


  • approximately 2010-2015


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 Mark A. Vieira papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committees.

Biographical / Historical

Mark A. Vieira (1950-) is a photographer and researcher and writer of American motion picture-related history.

Mark Viera was born on October 28, 1950, in Oakland, California. He received his BA at CalState Hayward and his MA at USC in the Cinema Arts department. He is a lifelong California resident and has published 15 books on motion picture photography and its history, including books on Cecil B. DeMille, Boris Karloff, Greta Garbo, Irving Thalberg, Joan Crawford, and Norma Shearer. He is also a photographer that specializes in old-fashioned Hollywood-style portraits, a la George Hurrell.


1 carton (1 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

The photocopied materials were compiled and organized by Mark Vieira and the manuscript was co-written and edited by Mr. Vieira. The papers were then donated to BYU by Mr. Vieira in 2016.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Mark Vieira; 2016.


Arts and Communications.

Processing Information

Processed; Mary-Celeste Ricks; 2016.

Register of Mark Vieira papers
Mary-Celeste Ricks
3 February 2017
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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