Finding Aid for the William C. DeMille papers 2008
Marissa Chavez & Sarah Jardini for History Associates Incorporated
USC Libraries Cinematic Arts Library
Doheny Memorial Library G4
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California 90089-0185
Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Cinematic Arts Library
Title: William C. DeMille papers
Creator: De Mille, William C. (William Churchill)
Identifier/Call Number: 2008
Physical Description: 27.375 Linear Feet 30 boxes
Date (inclusive): circa 1896-1953
Abstract: Collection consists of scripts and essays written by director, writer, producer William C. DeMille (1878-1955) and his wife writer Clara Beranger (1886-1956). Also includes clippings, playbills, correspondence, and miscellaneous production materials covering the years 1896-1953.
Language of Material: English.
Collection consists primarily of scripts and essays written by director, writer, producer William C. DeMille (1878-1955) and his wife, writer Clara Beranger (1886-1956). Also includes clippings, playbills, correspondence, and miscellaneous production materials covering the years 1896-1953. Includes approximately 60 screenplays; 17 play scripts (1903-1940); drama and cinema articles written by Demille between 1909-1940; clippings, playbills, correspondence, and miscellaneous production materials; approximately 34 albums containing photographs of silent films produced or directed by DeMille. Among the screenplays are The Explorer (1915), Common Ground (1916), Craig's Wife (1928), Mad Love (1935), Smilin' Through (1941), Unconquered (1947), and The Greatest Show on Earth (1952).
William C. DeMille (1878-1955) was an American film director and producer. He began his career writing plays and began working in film during the silent film era. He focused his film career on adapting stage plays to silent films. He was the elder brother to Cecil B. DeMille.
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Gift, July 28, 1969.
[Box/folder# or item name], William C. DeMille papers, Collection no. 2008, Cinematic Arts Library, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
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Subjects and Indexing Terms
Motion picture producers and directors -- Archival resources
Screenwriters -- United States -- Archival resources
Beranger, Clara S.
De Mille, William C. (William Churchill) -- Archives