Book: C. B. DeMille - The Man Who Invented Hollywood by Robert Hammondcategories: Book, Historical Fiction, Old Hollywood, Cecil B. Demille, Biopic, Classic Hollywood, Paramount Pictures, Steven Spielberg, Filmmaking, Hollywood Directors, Movies, Filmmakers, Hollywood
Robert Hammondabout this book: In 1913, California was nothing more than orange groves and desert - until a man with vision came along and invented Hollywood. C.B. DeMille turned a run-down horse barn into Paramount Studios and transformed the tiny farming community into the motion picture capital of the world. Today, as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Hollywood filmmaking, Mr. DeMille is finally ready for his own close-up.
C.B. DeMille: The Man Who Invented Hollywood blends parody, satire, historical fiction, creative nonfiction, apocryphal accounts, allegory, poetic license, urban legend, scholarly research, works in the public domain, and the author's vivid imagination.
The story follows visionary director Cecil B. DeMille who leaves his wife and daughter in New York to pioneer the film industry and usher in Hollywood's Golden Age. C.B. DeMille battles greedy producers, fierce rivals, and his own vices to make such biblical epics as The King of Kings, Samson and Delilah, and The Ten Commandments. His life is as epic as his blockbuster pictures and the novel is the basis for the forthcoming biopic in the vein of The Aviator and A Beautiful Mind. Imagine Sunset Boulevard meets Citizen Kane as you are ushered into the world of glamour, adventure, intrigue, and imagination. Ready when you are!
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