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Peter Brosnan research on the Ten Commandments films, approximately 1923-2022

 Series — Carton: 1, Folder: 41
Identifier: MSS 5905 Series 1

Scope and Contents

Contains papers and audiovisual materials collected by Peter Brosnan for his research on Cecil B. DeMille's 1923 and 1956 Ten Commandments films, including videocassettes, audiotapes, film reels, digital files, research notes, interviews with actors and other people and organizations associated with the filmings, press articles and clippings, and biographies. Also includes nails from the making of the film excavated by Brosnan in Guadalupe. Materials dated approximately 1923 to 2022.


  • approximately 1923-2022


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 use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical history

From the Collection:

Peter Brosnan was born July 6, 1952. He studied at the film school at New York University and became a writer and director. He is known for his most recent documentary, "The Lost City of Cecil B. Demille," as well as "Perfect Target" and "Hit List."


1 carton

15 sound tape reels

25 videocassettes

1 oversize folder

1 media box

10 film reels

5 online resource

Language of Materials