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Katherine Orrison papers on Written in Stone

 Collection — Carton: 1
Identifier: MSS 8178

Scope and Contents

Collection contains research materials for and drafts of Katherine Orrison's book Written in Stone, describing the filming of Cecil B. Demille's The Ten Commandments (1956). Dated approximately 1998-approximately 1999.


  • approximately 1998-approximately 1999


Conditions Governing Access

Closed. Permission for access must be granted by the Curator, Arts & Communications Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Katherine Orrison papers on Written in Stone must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Katherine Orrison (1948- ) is a film historian who specializes in the work of Cecil B. Demille.

Katherine Orrison was born on November 18, 1948. She has worked on more than thirty films in the capacity of associate producer, art director, set decorator, costumer, and production manager. A contributing writer to Cult Movies magazine for the past six years, she also writes film histories. Written in Stone is her second book on movie-making during Hollywood's Golden Era.


1 carton (1 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

The collection materials were gathered and created by Katherine Orrison whilst writing her book Written in Stone. Orrison donated the materials to Brigham Young University in 2013.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Katherine Orrison; 2013.


Arts & Communications.

Processing Information

Processed; John N. Gillespie; 2013.

Register of Katherine Orrison papers on Written in Stone
John N. Gillespie
2013 April 4
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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