Samson and Delilah

Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1949. Vintage borderless reference photograph of director Cecil B. DeMille adjusting a light on the set of the 1949 film. Mimeo snipe on the verso, along with a date stamp reading 1949 SEP 21 7:00.

DeMille originally purchased the treatment in 1935 but wouldn't begin filming until a decade later. The resulting film was a massive hit, DeMille's biggest success since his 1923 classic "The Ten Commandments." Winner of two Academy Awards and nominated for two more.

Set in the Middle East, shot on location in California, Algeria and Morocco.

7.5 x 9.5 inches. About Fine.

Rosenbaum 1000. Scorsese, A Personal Journey Through American Movies.


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