Photoplay Productions documentary research

Photoplay Productions documentary research

Dates: 2000-2005

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.

  • Extent: 1 carton (1.5 linear ft.)
  • Call Number: MSS 2995
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Arts & Communications Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: No access except by permission of Curator.
Languages and Scripts
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.
Conditions of Use
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.
Preferred Citation
Initial Citation: MSS 2995; Photoplay Productions documentary research; Arts and Communications Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following Citations: MSS 2995, LTPSC.
Custodial History
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.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Photoplay Productions personnel.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online.
Related Material
See also the Cecil B. DeMille archives (MSS 1400) and the Merian C. Cooper papers (MSS 2008).
Subject Terms
Cooper, Merian C.; DeMille, Cecil B. (Cecil Blount), 1881-1959; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Motion pictures; Performing Arts
Genre / Form
DVDs; Research (Document genres); Videotapes
Processing Information
Processed; James V. D’Arc and John N. Gillespie, 2001;
Appraisal Information
Arts and Communications.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Photoplay Productions documentary research
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Unknown
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-09-09T18:01-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid encoded in English.
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

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Ben Harry
Curator - Arts & Communications Archives