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Doug Fabrizio interview with James D'Arc and Mark Cotta Vaz

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Identifier: MSS 3666

Scope and Contents

Interview on compact disc about the 1933 film King Kong and its director and co-producer Merian C. Cooper. Released during the Great Depression and in the year of Franklin D. Roosevelt's election, this film explored the theme of civilization vs. nature. D'Arc and Vaz accredit Cooper for much of the motion industries success and for building the bridge between the 19th and 20th centuries. They discuss parallels between Cooper and the film's star Carl Denham. They point out the influences in Cooper's life and the influence he had on his viewers.


  • 2006 April 7


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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 Interview with James D'Arc and Mark Cotta Vaz must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

James D'Arc was a motion picture industry and communications archivist in Utah.

Biographical History

Mark Cotta Vaz is an author, and the writer of Living Dangerously: the Adventures of Merian C. Cooper.


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Arts and Communications.

Register of Interview with James D'Arc and Mark Cotta Vaz
Rose Frank
2011 June 9
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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