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 some of the items to read the stories.