Hollywood Celebrates The 100th Anniversary of Tinseltown’s First Ever Feature Film

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(HOLLYWOOD, CA., MEDIA ALERT)--- Colossal. Stupendous. Epic. These Hollywood adjectives became clichés long ago. When used to describe the films of Cecil B. DeMille, they are accurate. This producer-director captured a worldwide audience with The King of KingsThe Sign of the Cross, The Greatest Show on Earth; Samson and Delilah, and The Ten Commandments. 

He did it with spectacular scenes and extravagant images. The best of these images, lovingly preserved by the De Mille Estate, can be seen in Cecil B. DeMille: The Art of the Hollywood Epic (Running Press, 12/16, $60.00). This lavish art-format book opens a treasure trove—concept paintings, costumes, props, and an array of photographic imagery.

There is an evocative text by his granddaughter, Cecilia de Mille Presley. Mrs. Presley was raised by C.B. DeMille and was present at the making of his later films. She brings a unique perspective to the DeMille legend.

Granddaughter of First Feature Filmmaker Cecil B. De Mille on Hand  Hollywood "Time Capsule," To Be Buried for Next 100 Years, Will Be Unveiled

The lavish new book on Hollywood & De Mille, Its Greatest Filmmaker, will premiere at Hollywood Heritage Museum, 2100 Highland Ave., Hollywood 90068, this Friday December 12, at 7pm.

Come and celebrate the 100th birthday of the Hollywood feature film, titled "Squaw Man" and Directed by De Mille.

Hollywood's film historians and fans, and a link to Hollywood's grand past, Cecilia de Mille Presley, granddaughter of Hollywood's "I'm-Ready-For-My Close-Up-Mr. De Mille" who traveled with the iconic director from the age of 5 will be on hand.

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