This website was created by the De Mille Foundation to provide information about Cecil B. DeMille and his artists on an ongoing basis. The project was endowed by Cecilia de Mille Presley, trustee of the De Mille Foundation. The project was supervised by Helen Cohen, Curator of the De Mille Foundation.
The website was designed and developed by Danica Bergagnini of Unnaturally Geisha Studios, Inc.
Web content was written by Mark A. Vieira. He also researched, restored, and formatted the images.
We thank the artists and scholars who created the original DeMille website. Anastasia Popovaskaia designed the site. John Flynn researched history and contributed design. Lisa Mitchell researched and wrote content, including the Legacy essay that formed the basis of the current essay. The late Robert S. Birchard wrote much of the content, and his encyclopedic knowledge of DeMille’s career informed that site.
We credit the individuals, institutions, organizations, and companies who helped us continue the work of our book Cecil B. DeMille: The Art of the Hollywood Epic (2014, Running Press-Perseus).
The Bison Archives: Marc Wanamaker
The Cinematic Arts Library at the University of Southern California: Ned Comstock, Senior Library Assistant; Sandra Garcia-Myers, Director of the Archives of the Cinematic Arts; and Steve Hanson, Head Cinematic Arts Librarian.
George Eastman House: Nancy Kauffman, Archivist of Stills, Posters and Paper Collections in the Moving Image Department
Greenbriar Picture Shows: John McElwee
The Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University: James V. D’Arc, Curator.
The Institute of the American Musical: Miles Kreuger
The Kobal Collection at Art Resource: Jamie Vuignier
The Margaret Herrick Library in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences: Matt Severson, Photographic Services Administrator; Michael Tyler, Digital Imaging Specialist; and Linda Harris Mehr, Director.
The Mary Pickford Foundation: Elaina Archer, Director of Archive and Legacy
Photoplay Productions: Kevin Brownlow
The Museum of Performance and Design in San Francisco: Kirsten Tanaka, Head Librarian and Archivist, the Performing Arts Library
The Windham Archives: Roy Windham
We thank the scholars and collectors who contributed images: the late Ben S. Carbonetto, Matías A. Bombal, Rob Brooks, Alfred B. Chico, David Chierichetti, Betty Lasky, Rob McKay, Lisa Mitchell, Katherine Orrison, Nancy Pearce, Mark Santamaria, Sue Slutzky, Lou Valentino, and Mrs. Shirley Whitmore.
We thank the DeMille scholars who helped us write a revisionist production history of The Squaw Man: James V. D’Arc at Brigham Young University; Kurt Cox at Western Costume; Richard Adkins of Hollywood Heritage; Robert S. Birchard at the American Film Institute; Betty Lasky; and Michael Greco.
We thank the De Mille Office: Helen Cohen, curator; and our technical subcontractors, including Barret Hirschberg, Bryce Hirschberg, Jonathan Quiej, Amanda Brooks, Mary Mallory, and Antonio Marroquin.