75 Years Ago: DeMille the Renaissance Man

The legendary director had a hands-on approach to filmmaking.

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75 years agoHis jodhpurs and riding boots became emblematic of classic Hollywood directors, but, Cecil B. DeMille was an expert horseman too. John Durant’s 1943 profile of DeMille tells about the eccentric director’s variety of talents. As a filmmaker, DeMille found success in silents and talkies, with hit pictures like Union Pacific, The Ten Commandments, and The Greatest Show on Earth.

 

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Read “DeMille: Colossus of Celluloid,” published February 6, 1943 in the Post.

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