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Photoplay Productions documentary research

Identifier: MSS 2995

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains videotapes and DVDs of interviews conducted by Photoplay Productions during the production of the documentaries Cecil B. DeMille: American Epic and I'm King Kong!, about film-maker Merian C. Cooper.


  • 2000-2005


Conditions Governing Access note

No access except by permission of Curator.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Photoplay Productions papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.


1 carton (1.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Videotapes and DVDs of interviews during the production of the documentaries Cecil B. DeMille: American Epicand I'm King Kong!.

Arrangement note

The collection is arranged in 3 series: 1. Photoplay Productions VHS Videotape: DeMille miscellaneous footage; 2. Photoplay Productions VHS Videotape of interview; and, 3. Photoplay Productions DVD of interview.

Other Finding Aids note

A more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History note

Interviews were conducted by Photoplay Productions personnel. Videotapes and DVDs donated to BYU as partial payment for use of Special Collections materials in the finished documentaries.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Photoplay Productions personnel.

Appraisal note

Arts and Communications.

Related Materials

See also the Cecil B. DeMille archives (MSS 1400) and the Merian C. Cooper papers (MSS 2008).

Processing Information note

Processed; James V. D’Arc and John N. Gillespie, 2001;

Register of the Photoplay Productions documentary research
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Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States