Draft manuscript of John Kobal's book on Cecil B.DeMille, written in the 1980s and early 1990s. Bill Douglas and Peter Jewell assisted with the research for the book. This material comprises computer print-outs of text including; plans for the organisation and content of the book; drafts of selected chapters and material on particular film, including 'The Squaw Man' and 'The Crusades' and DeMille's early and later career in the film industry. Kobal died in 1991 but the book was finally published posthumously as 'The Lost World of DeMIlle' in 2020 (EXEBD 71877). This title is used for a draft prologue in these manuscripts.

Item number 95913
Category Manuscript
Type Silent cinema
Language English
Country of origin UK
Related people Cecil B. DeMille (Subject)
John Kobal (Author)

Part of the Bill Douglas and Peter Jewell Collection