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L. Tom Perry Special Collections collection of digital audio tape with music from The Ten Commandments and interview with Cecil B. DeMille

L. Tom Perry Special Collections collection of digital audio tape with music from The Ten Commandments and interview with Cecil B. DeMille

Dates: 1956

Digital audio tape recording transferred from an older medium. Recording has 2-disc Ten Commandments soundtrack by Elmer Bernstein and an interview with Cecil B. DeMille on his return from Egypt in 1956.

  • Extent: 1 sound cassette (0.05 linear ft.)
  • Creator: DeMille, Cecil B. (Cecil Blount), 1881-1959. -- Bernstein, Elmer
  • Call Number: MSS 8941
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; BYU Film Music Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Condition restricted; patrons should use digital copy. Permission to use item must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services.
Languages and Scripts
English
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from MSS 8941 must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Note
This item is part of a batch of digital audio tapes either transferred or donated as-is on 5 August 2015. Inventory of digital audio tapes in MSS 8938 case file.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 8941; Digital audio tape with music from The Ten Commandments and interview with Cecil B. DeMille; Film Music; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8941, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Material donated as-is from an unknown donor. Owned by LTPSC on or before 5 August 2014.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Unknown donor; 2014.
Subject Terms
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Performing Arts; Music; Motion picture music
Genre / Form
Motion pictures
Title
Ten commandments (Motion picture : 1956)
Processing Information
Processed; Mary-Celeste Ricks; 2016.
Appraisal Information
Film Music
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS8941
Finding Aid Title
Digital audio tape with music from The Ten Commandments and interview with DeMille (Cecil B.)
Finding Aid Author
Mary-Celeste Ricks
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2018-03-22 19:45:23 -0600.
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Biographical / Historical

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.

Biographical / Historical

Elmer Bernstein (April 4, 1922 – August 18, 2004) was an American composer and conductor of film scores.

Bernstein composed music for hundreds of film and television productions over the course of 50 years. His most popular scores were for The Magnificent Seven, The Ten Commandments, The Great Escape, To Kill a Mockingbird, Ghostbusters, The Black Cauldron, Airplane!, The Rookies, Cape Fear, and Animal House. Bernstein won an Oscar for his score to Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967) and was nominated for fourteen Oscars in total. He also won two Golden Globes and was nominated for two Grammy Awards.



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