Cecil B. DeMille correspondence
Scope and Contents
Correspondence to and from Cecil B. DeMille. Dated 1915-1942. Includes: Walter Braunscheiger letter to Cecil B. DeMille; Cecil B. DeMille letter to Will Rogers; Will Rogers letter to Cecil B. DeMille; Beatrice DeMille telegram to Cecil B. DeMille; Cecil B. DeMille letter to Beatrice DeMille; 3 Cecil B. DeMille letters to Jesse L. Lasky; Cecil B. DeMille letter to Samuel Goldfish; Samuel Goldfish letter to Cecil B. DeMille; John Carter letter to Cecil B. DeMille; Beatrice DeMille letter to Cecil B. DeMille; 2 Cecil B. DeMille letters to Y. Frank Freeman; J.H. Karp letter to Neil S. McCarthy
- DeMille, Cecil B. (Cecil Blount), 1881-1959 (creator, Person)
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Open for public research.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Cecil B. DeMille correspondence must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
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.
1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Materials were maintained by the DeMille family until 2012, when they were donated to Brigham Young University through Motion Picture Associates, LLC.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Motion Picture Associates, LLC; 2012.
Arts and Communications.
Processed; John N. Gillespie; 2013.
- Register of Cecil B. DeMille correspondence
- John N. Gillespie
- 2013 March 25
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.