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deMille, Cecil B.
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Canceled check from Mr. deMille's personal checking account. It is dated April 3, 1956 and is made out to CONSTANCE A. deMILLE & CECIL B. deMILLE for the amount of $228.90. The check is imprinted with Mr. deMille's name and home address and is from a Bank of America checking account. Cecil Blount DeMille August 12, 1881 ? January 21, 1959) was an American filmmaker. Between 1914 and 1958, he made a total of 70 features, both silent and sound films. He is acknowledged as a founding father of the American cinema and the most commercially successful producer-director in film history. His films were distinguished by their epic scale and by his cinematic showmanship. His silent films included social dramas, comedies, Westerns, farces, morality plays, and historical pageants. DeMille was born in Ashfield, Massachusetts, and grew up in New York City. He began his career as a stage actor in 1900. He later moved to writing and directing stage productions, some with Jesse Lasky, who was then a vaudeville producer. DeMille's first film, The Squaw Man (1914), was also the first full-length feature film shot in Hollywood. Its interracial love story made it commercially successful and it first publicized Hollywood as the home of the U.S. film industry. The continued success of his productions led to the founding of Paramount Pictures with Lasky and Adolph Zukor. His first biblical epic, The Ten Commandments (1923), was both a critical and commercial success; it held the Paramount revenue record for twenty-five years. He received his first nomination for the Academy Award for Best Directo … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Legends In History [Weimar, CA, U.S.A.]
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