Hollywood Heritage board member, Robert Birchard has written what many consider to be the definitive biography on Hollywood’s legendary director and co-founder of Paramount Pictures, Cecil B. DeMille. The book, Cecil B. DeMille’s Hollywood is a detailed and definitive chronicle of the screen work that changed the course of film history and a fascinating look at how movies were actually made in Hollywood’s Golden Age.
Leonard Maltin said of the book, “Robert Birchard has unearthed a treasure trove of details regarding De-Mille’s career, including the early history of Paramount Pictures that paralleled his own. What a valuable contribution to film scholarship!”
Cecil B. DeMille’s Hollywood by Robert S. Birchard is published by University Press of Kentucky (ISBN 0-8131-2324-0) and will be released in June. Bob will be featured in a future Evenings @ the Barn (Mid-June) event where he will autograph the new book.