Cecil B. DeMille: The Art of the Hollywood Epic

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Price
$60.00
Publisher
Running Press Adult
Publish Date
Pages
416
Dimensions
10.5 X 12.1 X 1.7 inches | 6.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780762454907

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About the Author

Mark A. Vieira is a photographer and writer who specializes in Hollywood history. He has lectured at USC, UCLA, Lincoln Center, Universal Studios, the Hollywood Heritage Museum, and the Palm Springs Film Festival. Vieira has appeared in documentaries such as TCM's Moguls and Movie Stars, Playboy's Sex at 24 Frames Per Second, and the BBC's Shooting the Stars. He is also the author of George Hurrell's Hollywood, Greta Garbo: A Cinematic Legacy, and Majestic Hollywood, among other film-related titles. Vieira resides in Los Angeles. Cecilia DeMille Presley is the president of the Cecil B. DeMille Foundation, which endows higher education and child welfare in Southern California. She produces documentaries and serves as vice chairman of the National Film Preservation Foundation. She is also on the board of trustees of the American Film Institute, the Chapman University School of Film, and the executive board of the UCLA School of Film & Television. Presley lives in Newport Beach, California.

Reviews

"An opulently beautiful photographic history of the director."
--VanityFair.com

"This book, by Cecilia deMille Presley and Mark Vieira, is everything DeMille's movies were -- stupendous, lavish, colorful, too much and not enough. It is packed with fabulous photos -- of the great DeMille stars, mammoth sets, costume sketches. And chock full of anecdotes about the man himself."
--Liz Smith, NewYorkSocialDiary.com

"This lavishly produced book is worthy of its subject: a giant volume celebrating the work of a man who looms over film history, larger than life. Historian and photographer Vieira has culled stunning stills and conceptual artwork from the DeMille archives and photographed surviving props and costumes to illustrate his lively, anecdotal text. The director's loving granddaughter has added her vivid memories of the man she knew and her visits to his movie sets. Scorsese, ever the enthusiast, shares his earliest memories of seeing DeMille movies on a theater screen before discovering his groundbreaking work in the silent era. Whether you choose to read or simply browse, this beautiful tome is well worth owning."
--Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy