L. Tom Perry Special Collections digital audio tape with music from The Ten Commandments and interview with Cecil B. DeMille
Scope and Contents
Digital audio tape recording transferred from an older medium. Recording has 2-disc Ten Commandments soundtrack by Elmer Bernstein and an interview with Cecil B. DeMille on his return from Egypt in 1956.
- DeMille, Cecil B. (Cecil Blount), 1881-1959 (interviewee, Person)
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from MSS 8941 must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Biographical / Historical
Cecil B. DeMille (1881-1959) was an American motion picture producer and director, considered the archetype of the American film mogul. His 70 films reflect changing American tastes and values, and he was particularly noted for his multimillion-dollar spectacles.
Cecil B. DeMille was born on August 12, 1881 to Henry Churchill de Mille and Matilda Beatrice Samuel de Mille. DeMille started acting on Broadway in 1900 and by 1913 he joined a film studio partnership which would eventually become Paramount Pictures. DeMille had a long and storied carrier as a filmmaker and directed several epic films, such as the Ten Commandments (1956). DeMille died on January 21, 1959.
Biographical / Historical
Elmer Bernstein (April 4, 1922 – August 18, 2004) was an American composer and conductor of film scores.
Bernstein composed music for hundreds of film and television productions over the course of 50 years. His most popular scores were for The Magnificent Seven, The Ten Commandments, The Great Escape, To Kill a Mockingbird, Ghostbusters, The Black Cauldron, Airplane!, The Rookies, Cape Fear, and Animal House. Bernstein won an Oscar for his score to Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967) and was nominated for fourteen Oscars in total. He also won two Golden Globes and was nominated for two Grammy Awards.
1 sound cassette ((0.05 linear ft.) )
Language of Materials
Material donated as-is from an unknown donor. Owned by LTPSC on or before 5 August 2014.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Unknown donor; 2014.
Processed; Mary-Celeste Ricks; 2016.
- Register of digital audio tape with music from The Ten Commandments and interview with Cecil B. DeMille
- Mary-Celeste Ricks
- 23 November 2016
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.