Katherine Orrison papers on Written in Stone

Katherine Orrison papers on Written in Stone

Dates: approximately 1998-approximately 1999

Collection contains research materials for and drafts of Katherine Orrison's book Written in Stone, describing the filming of Cecil B. Demille's The Ten Commandments (1956). Dated approximately 1998-approximately 1999.

  • Extent: 1 carton (1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Orrison, Katherine, 1948
  • Call Number: MSS 8178
  • 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: Closed. Permission for access must be granted by the Curator, Arts & Communications Archives.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Katherine Orrison papers on Written in Stone 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 8178; Katherine Orrison papers on Written in Stone; Arts & Communications Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8178, LTPSC.
Custodial History
The collection materials were gathered and created by Katherine Orrison whilst writing her book Written in Stone. Orrison donated the materials to Brigham Young University in 2013.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Katherine Orrison; 2013.
Subject Terms
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Literature
Genre / Form
Drafts (Documents); Research (Document genres)
Ten commandments (Motion picture : 1956)
Motion picture producers
Processing Information
Processed; John N. Gillespie; 2013.
Appraisal Information
Arts & Communications.
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Finding Aid Title
Orrison (Katherine) papers on Written in Stone
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by John N. Gillespie
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T13:13-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Katherine Orrison (1948- ) is a film historian who specializes in the work of Cecil B. Demille.

Katherine Orrison was born on November 18, 1948. She has worked on more than thirty films in the capacity of associate producer, art director, set decorator, costumer, and production manager. A contributing writer to Cult Movies magazine for the past six years, she also writes film histories. Written in Stone is her second book on movie-making during Hollywood's Golden Era.

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