Cecil B. DeMille collection
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Title: Cecil B. DeMille collection
Date (inclusive): 1927-1960s
Date (bulk): 1950s and 1960s
Collection number: 231
Creator: DeMille, Cecil B.
Extent: 1.25 linear feet of papers. 1 artwork.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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Cecil B. DeMille collection, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Gift of Mrs. Cecilia DeMille Harper and Mrs. Cecilia Presley, both on behalf of the Cecil B. DeMille Trust, 1981
Cecil B. DeMille was an American director, producer, and screenwriter active in film between 1913 and 1958.
The Cecil B. DeMille collection spans the years 1927-1960s (bulk 1950s and 1960s) and encompasses 1.25 linear feet of manuscripts and 1 artwork. The collection is comprised of material assembled and separated from the Cecil B. DeMille Photographs during processing. There are telegrams concerning the founding of the Academy. There is a script for SAMSON AND DELILAH (1949) with a research/background book containing historical information compiled by DeMille's research staff. In addition, there is some correspondence between DeMille's office and John Hampton regarding loans of photographs, clippings, and miscellaneous memorabilia. There is also a drawing by Frederick Stover dating from 1941 of Grauman's Chinese Theater.
Arranged in the following series: Not arranged in series.
DeMille, Cecil B. (Cecil Blount) , 1881-1959--Archives.