Tag: Cecil B. DeMille

July 12, 2019 /
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November 3, 2015 /

…A world typified by the human swarm and the artistic abstraction — there is a figure unknown to the chants of promoters and glorifiers. His hand has rarely held the scepter of public acclaim, his brow is not crowned with the envied olive leaf which so often settles upon the…

August 25, 2015 /
August 8, 2015 /

Babies, I’m feeling lazy. So this is my mute appreciation of a man from the past who shaped the present, design-wise. For further research contact the University of Texas at Austin: Harry Ransom Center. Norman Bel Geddes (1893-1958) was a visionary stage designer, director, producer, theater architect, industrial designer, producer…

September 16, 2014 /

While we credit David Wark Griffith with creating the visual language of filmmaking in America – the father of Hollywood as a cultural force, a purveyor of dreams, a life style – is Cecil B. DeMille (August 12, 1881 – January 21, 1959). In the teens DeMille came West with…

June 15, 2014 /

At around 5:30 in the evening on Dec. 10, 1914, a massive explosion erupted in West Orange, New Jersey. Ten buildings in legendary inventor Thomas Edison’s plant, which made up more than half of the site, were engulfed in flames. Between six and eight fire departments rushed to the scene,…

March 18, 2013 /

The founders: Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin, and D.W. Griffith