To this day, the name Cecil B. DeMille is nothing short of legendary. An accomplished director, producer, and actor, DeMille’s epic films remain major achievements in cinema with much to unpack and discuss.
In Cecil B. DeMille’s Hollywood, Robert S. Birchard takes readers through a chronicle of one of Hollywood’s most successful filmmakers, delving into DeMille’s 45-year career and lengthy filmography. In addition to documenting DeMille’s films, Birchard also portrays DeMille’s influence upon storytelling, paying special attention to decor, lighting, and cinematography.
Birchard’s narrative is strengthened by his reliance upon primary sources in addition to DeMille’s personal archives. This book is sure to be enjoyed by fans of early Hollywood and DeMille’s many endeavors as a filmmaker.
Cecil B. DeMille’s Hollywood is available for purchase through the University Press of Kentucky.