DeMille's  Office

 

The first part of the Hollywood Heritage Museum completed was a recreation of the great directors' office. Using the description written in DeMille's autobiography and the only known photograph, we set about finding items to fulfill that description. 

 

The office furniture was donated by Paramount Studios. Specific items such as DeMille's hat, leggings and the typewriter belonging to DeMille's first secretary, Stella Stray, are either on loan from the Cecil B. DeMille Foundation or have been donated by them.

 

The office structure itself was constructed in May of 1912, by the owner, Jacob Stern, for the Burns & Revier Film Company, which was the first movie tenant of the barn.

 

Several items in the office relate to a personal story told by DeMille. Click on the pictures of the items to read the stories.

Royalty checks

Silver

Bar

Soft

Hat

Waste

Basket

Typewriter

Mrs.

DeMille

Birthplace

Plaque

Calendar

Leggings

& Shoes

Film Photos

Newspaper

Hollywood Heritage Museum + Archive + Preservation Society

2100 N. Highland Ave.

Hollywood, CA 90028

Telephone:  (323) 874.2276  

Email: store@hollywoodheritage.org

Museum Hours:

Saturday and Sunday Noon - 4 PM

During the summer: Due to the Hollywood Bowl's schedule, please call to make certain that we are able to be open.