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Finding Aid for the Collection of Research Photographs for Cecil B. De Mille Motion Picture Productions, ca. 1947-ca. 1956
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Description
Collection consists primarily of photographic research for Cecil B. De Mille motion picture productions The Ten commandments (1956), Samson and Delilah (1949), and Unconquered (1947). Includes photographic reproductions from books and magazines for period costumes, objects, architecture, and ephemera, proof sheets, negatives, and transparencies. Also contains photostats of costume sketches by Cecil Lawton for Unconquered.
Background
Samson and Delilah (1949) featured Hedy Lamarr, Victor Mature, George Sanders, and Angela Landsbury; produced and directed by Cecil B. De Mille; screenplay by Jesse Lasky, Jr. and Frederick M. Frank; music by Victor Young; editor Anne Bauchens; photography by George Barnes; it was speculated De Mille spent 100,000 dollars on background information for the story.
Extent
7 boxes (3.0 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.