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Special Event
Empire of Dreams: The Epic Life of Cecil B. DeMille

With musical accompaniment by Ben Model

Monday, September 27, 2010, 7:30 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1



Includes the following films:

  • The Kindling

    1915. USA. Written, directed, produced, and edited by Cecil B. DeMille. Photographed by Alvyn Wyckoff. With Charlotte Walker, Thomas Meighan, Raymond Hatton. Silent. Approx. 55 min.

  • The Golden Chance

    1916. USA. Directed, produced, and edited by Cecil B. DeMille. Screenplay by DeMille, Jeanie MacPherson. Photographed by Alvyn Wyckoff. With Cleo Ridgely, Wallace Reid, Raymond Hatton. Silent. Approx. 60 min.

Cecil B. DeMille was one of the most powerful and influential directors in Hollywood history. His early, pioneering “art” films gave way to risqué comedies and Biblical spectacles of singular grandiosity. Everything about DeMille tended to be larger than life, including the political controversies he engendered. Scott Eyman, the distinguished author of definitive biographies of John Ford and Louis B. Mayer, will discuss his imposing Empire of Dreams: The Epic Life of Cecil B. DeMille (Simon & Schuster, 2010) and introduce two of the director’s rarest features. Special thanks to George Eastman House and The Film Foundation.

In the Film exhibition An Auteurist History of Film

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