Cecil B. DeMille correspondence

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Cecil B. DeMille correspondence

Dates: 1915-1942

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

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: DeMille, Cecil B. (Cecil Blount), 1881-1959
  • Call Number: MSS 8174
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Arts & Communications Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: 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.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 8172; Cecil B. DeMille correspondence; Arts & Communications Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8172, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Materials were maintained by the DeMille family until 2012, when they were donated to Brigham Young University through Motion Picture Associates, LLC.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Motion Picture Associates, LLC; 2012.
Subject Terms
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Performing Arts; Motion picture producers and directors; DeMille, Cecil B. (Cecil Blount), 1881-1959; DeMille, Cecil B. (Cecil Blount), 1881-1959--Correspondence
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Processed; John N. Gillespie; 2013.
Appraisal Information
Arts and Communications.
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Finding Aid Title
DeMille (Cecil B.) correspondence
Finding Aid Author
John N. Gillespie
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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-05-20 15:54:15 -0600.
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Biographical History

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.

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