autobiography of Cecil B. DeMille

by Cecil B. DeMille

Publisher: W.H. Allen in London

Written in English
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  • DeMille, Cecil B. -- 1881-1959.

Edition Notes

Statementedited by Donald Hayne.
ContributionsHayne, Donald, 1908-
The Physical Object
Paginationviii,432p. :
Number of Pages432
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18145838M

William Churchill de Mille, the older brother of Hollywood legend Cecil B. DeMille (W.C. retained the family spelling of his name) and father of Tony Award-winning choreographer Agnes de Mille, was born in Washington, North Carolina, on J His father, Henry C. DeMille, was a playwright who had six plays produced on Broadway from , while his mother, Beatrice DeMille, the. Genre/Form: Biographies: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Higham, Charles, Cecil B. DeMille. New York, Scribner [] (OCoLC)   Author of The autobiography of Cecil B. DeMille, The genius, "This nation was conceived in liberty. For the sake of all mankind, don't let it die in bondage", The Royal mounted, Paramount presents Cecil B. De Mille's masterpiece Samson and Delilah, The Ten Commandments, Madam Satan, The king of kingsWritten works: The autobiography of Cecil B. DeMille. In while still associated with Famous Players-Lasky, her husband formed his own new company Cecil B. DeMille Productions with his lawyer, Constance and his sister-in-law Ella King Adams who also worked as his script reader. Personal life. While performing, she met and later married Cecil Blount DeMille.

  May God’s Cosmic play–shown in the book–be an added inspiration to you in the gorgeous spectacles you produce Jan 5, Paramahansa Yogananda’s inscription in the Autobiography of a Yogi to Cecil B. DeMille “ Moses’ gift from God to man in the form of the Ten Commandments. Robert S. B. DeMille's sity Press of Kentucky. pp.. Cecil B. Autobiography of Cecil B. ood Cliffs. Nelson Richard DeMille was born in Jamaica (Queens) on Aug He is the son of builder Huron DeMille and his wife Antonia Panzera. DeMille and his family moved to Long Island when he was a child; here he attended the Elmont Memorial high school, where .   Simon Louvish’s biography, “Cecil B. DeMille: A Life in Art,” also is an intelligent, thorough account of the director’s life, but Eyman’s more detailed account manages to be.

Nelson Richard DeMille (born Aug ) is an American author of action adventure and suspense novels. His novels include Plum Island, The Charm School, and The Gold Coast. DeMille has also written under the pen names Jack Cannon, Kurt Ladner, Ellen Kay and Brad Matthews.   Hayne, Autobiography of Cecil B. DeMille, Introduction by President David O. McKay, in Addresses of the Eighty-Second Annual Commencement Exercises and Baccalaureate Services, , in Brigham Young University Bulle no. 17 (Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University, ), 1, Perry Special Collections.

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DeMille. Cecil B. DeMille is synonymous with religious epics: The King of Kings, Samson and Delilah, and The Ten Commandments (). He blended spectacle, sex, and spellbinding narrative to convey a message of faith. It was DeMille who created the image of the omnipotent director, megaphone in hand, wearing boots and a visored cap.

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His first film, The Squaw Man, was the first feature film shot in Hollywood. His last, The Ten Commandments, remains a box-office legend. He made stars and cultivated artists. He was successful in aviation, banking, real estate, and radio.

DeMille, Cecil B., and Donald Hayne. The Autobiography of Cecil B. DeMille. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc., De Mille, William C. Hollywood Saga.

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On September 1,the family returned with newborn DeMille to their flat in New York. DeMille was named after his grandmothers Cecelia Wolff and Margarete Blount. “Cecil B. DeMille: The Art of the Hollywood Epic” is the work Presley and Vieira created as co-authors, and it’s important that the emphasis be placed firmly on “Art” and “Epic.”.

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Cecil Blount DeMille was born on Augin Ashfield, Massachusetts, the second of Henry Churchill de Mille and Beatrice Samuel DeMille 's three children. His father wrote several successful plays with David Belasco (–), a famous writer of that time.

Actors and actresses often came to the DeMille house to rehearse scenes. Cecil B. DeMille is Hollywood’s most enduring legend, remembered, and often reviled, for his grandiose biblical sagas, such as Samson and Delilah and his version of The Ten Commandments, with its cast of tens of thousands before computer graphics made the modern epic mundane.

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Cecil B. DeMille Golden Globe Award winners who mentioned DeMille in their acceptance speeches include Elizabeth Taylor (), Barbara Stanwyck (), his son-in-law Anthony Quinn (), Sophia Loren (), Shirley MacLaine (), Steven Spielberg (), and Martin Scorsese ().

London-based novelist Louvish (The Cosmic Follies) is a former documentary filmmaker who has written biographies of W.C.

Fields, Laurel and Hardy, the Marx Brothers and Mae West. Shifting from comedy to drama, he surveys the career of pioneering director DeMille in this well-researched, unauthorized s: 4.Cecil B. DeMille, in full Cecil Blount DeMille, (born AugAshfield, Massachusetts, U.S.—died JanuHollywood, Los Angeles, California), American motion-picture producer-director whose use of spectacle attracted vast audiences and made him a dominant figure in Hollywood for almost five decades.

Long before he made his first sound picture, DeMille had become a cinema.