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Guide to the Richard De Mille Collection
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Description
The collection relates mainly to de Mille's research and writings on Carlos Castaneda. The collection was received in 1980 and the correspondence (mostly photocopies) was restricted until 1990. Footnotes to Chapter 40 of The Don Juan Papers (1980) provide an early, brief description of the collection.
Background
Richard de Mille was born on Feb. 12, 1922 in Los Angeles, California. His father was film producer Cecil B. de Mille and his mother was Constance A. Adams de Mille. From 1943 to 1946 he worked with an Air Force motion picture film unit in Culver City, which produced 'Thunderbolt,' a World War II film of air action over Italy. From 1946 to 1950 he was a writer and director at Paramount Television, in Hollywood. The following few years he primarily wrote science fiction.
Extent
.4 linear feet (1 box)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
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