Cecil B. DeMille's Hollywood [Paperback]

Robert S. Birchard (Author)

ISBN: 9780813180519 | Published by: University Press of Kentucky | Year of Publication: 2021 | Language: English 494p, H229 x W152 (mm) 97 b&w photos

Cecil B. DeMille's Hollywood


Cecil B. DeMille was the most successful filmmaker in early Hollywood history. Cecil B. DeMille's Hollywood is a detailed and definitive chronicle of the screen work that changed the course of film history and a fascinating look at how movies were actually made in Hollywood's Golden Age. Drawing extensively on DeMille's personal archives and other primary sources, Robert S. Birchard offers a revealing portrait of DeMille the filmmaker that goes behind studio gates and beyond DeMille's legendary persona. In his forty-five-year career DeMille's box-office record was unsurpassed, and his swaggering style established the public image for movie directors. DeMille had a profound impact on the way movies tell stories and brought greater attention to the elements of decor, lighting, and cinematography. Best remembered today for screen spectacles such as The Ten Commandments and Samson and Delilah, DeMille also created Westerns, realistic "chamber dramas," and a series of daring and highly influential social comedies. He set the standard for Hollywood filmmakers and demanded absolute devotion to his creative vision from his writers, artists, actors, and technicians.

Table of Contents

New Foreword by Cecila DeMille Presley Original Foreword by Kevin Thomas Preface The Squaw Man The Virginian The Call of the North What's-His-Name The Man From Home The Rose of the Ranchero The Girl of the Golden West The Warrens of Virginia The Unafraid The Captive The Wilde Goose Chase The Arab Chimmie Fadden Kindling Maria Rosa Carmen Temptation Chimmie Fadden Out West The Cheat The Golden Chance The Trail of the Lonesome Pine The Heart of Nora Flynn The Dream Girl Joan the Woman A Romance of the Redwoods The Little American The Woman God Forgot The Devil Stone The Whispering Chorus Old Wives for New We Can't Have Everything Till I Come Back to You The Squaw Man (first remake) Don't Change Your Husband For Better, For Worse Male and Female Why Change Your Wife? Something to Think About Forbidden Fruit The Affairs of Anatol Fool's Paradise Saturday Night Manslaughter Adam's Rib The Ten Commandments Triumph Feet of Clay The Golden Bed The Road to Yesterday The Volga Boatman The King of Kings The Godless Girl Dynamite Madam Satan The Squaw Man (second remake) The Sign of the Cross This Day and Age Four Frightened People Cleopatra The Crusades The Plainsman The Buccaneer Union Pacific North West Mounted Police Reap the Wild Wind The Story of Dr. Wassell Unconquered Samson and Delilah The Greatest Show on Earth The Ten Commandments Appendix A Appendix B Appendix C Appendix D Notes Bibliography Index

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