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Motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:

Artifacts, approximately 1923

 Sub-Series — Box 10: Series 1 [Barcode: 31197232565280]
Identifier: MSS 5905 Series 1 Sub-Series 6
Scope and Contents

Contains nails from Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments set, built in Guadalupe, California in 1923 and excavated by Peter Brosnan during his Lost City project. Dated approximately 1923.

Dates: approximately 1923

Biographies of related individuals and companies, approximately 1923-2014

 Series — Carton 4 : Series 3 [Barcode: 31197232565223]
Identifier: MSS 5905 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains biographical information on individuals and corporations related to the Ten Commandments films as well as Peter Brosnan's Lost City excavation and film. Also contains transcripts of interviews conducted with several of these individuals. This information taken from various newspapers and websites, as well as the individuals themselves. Dated approximately 1923-2014.

Dates: approximately 1923-2014

Peter Brosnan papers

Identifier: MSS 5905
Scope and Contents

Papers, VHS videotapes, DVD about motion picture filming at the Guadalupe Dunes, CA, with an emphasis on Cecil B. DeMille's 1923 version of The Ten Commandments and Brosnan's excavation of some of its original sets. Papers on Brosnan's excavation and the Lost City documentary. Dated 1923-2014.

Dates: 1923-2014

Correspondence, approximately 1983-2014

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 5905 Series 2 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence between Peter Brosnan and various people, especially regarding excavation in the Guadalupe Dunes in California. Dated approximately 1983-2014.

Dates: approximately 1983-2014

John Ford collection of recordings

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2352
Scope and Contents

Collection of phonographs and CDs containing music, recordings, sound effects, and other materials from films connected to John Ford.

Dates: 1934-1964

Materials related to the Lost City excavation and film, approximately 1983-2014

Identifier: MSS 5905 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains press and photographs, as well as photocopies and negatives, from Peter Brosnan's Lost City excavation in Guadalupe, California. Also contains proposals and reports for the Lost City excavation and documentary. Further contains correspondence and various miscellaneous items regarding various aspects of the excavation and film. Dated approximately 1983 to 2014.

Dates: approximately 1983-2014

Materials related to the Ten Commandments films, approximately 1923-2012

Identifier: MSS 5905 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Includes press, photographs, and various miscellaneous items related to the 1923 Ten Commandments film and the 1956 Ten Commandments film, as well as the set, for Peter Brosnan's research. Dated approximately 1923 to 2012.

Dates: approximately 1923-2012

Media, approximately 1985-2014

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 5905 Series 4
Scope and Contents

Contains 35 and 16 mm reels of film, as well as Betacam videotapes and audiocassettes, presumably containing footage and interviews taken by Peter Brosnan. Items related to Brosnan's The Lost City documentary and The Guadalupe Dunes. Dated approximately 1985-2014.

Dates: approximately 1985-2014

Kieth Merrill papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1950
Scope and Contents

Kieth Merrill papers collection contains diaries, personal and business papers, photographs, and motion pictures from Kieth Merrill. The personal papers include journal manuscripts and correspondence. Business papers include production materials from The Great American Cowboy, Take Down, Harry's War, and Legacy.

Dates: 1953-1987

Notes, approximately 1923-1956

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 5905 Series 1 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents

Contains miscellaneous papers and notes related to Ten Commandments films, filmed in the Guadalupe Dunes in California. Papers and notes collected by Peter Brosnan for his research on the Ten Commandments films. Dated approximately 1923-1956.

Dates: approximately 1923-1956