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Morningside Heights in Manhattan in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Cecil B. DeMille

1881 - 1959

 
 
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Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 4, 2016
1. Cecil B. DeMille Marker
Inscription.  The director and producer of silent and sound epic films lived here from 1906 to 1913. He directed the first Hollywood feature motion picture, The Squaw Man (1913). Known for his multimillion-dollar spectacles, he produced 70 films including The Ten Commandments.
 
Erected by Historic Landmarks Preservation Center.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment. In addition, it is included in the New York, New York City Historic Landmarks Preservation Center Cultural Medallions series list.
 
Location. 40° 48.428′ N, 73° 57.963′ W. Marker is in Manhattan, New York, in New York County. It is in Morningside Heights. Marker is on West 114th Street west of Broadway, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 622 West 114th Street, New York NY 10025, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Morningside Heights Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); Lajos Kossuth Monument (about 400 feet away, measured in a
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Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 4, 2016
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direct line); Kossuth (about 400 feet away); Samuel J. Tilden (about 500 feet away); Samuel Tilden Statue (about 500 feet away); Harlan Fiske Stone (about 600 feet away); Woman's Health Protective Association Fountain (about 600 feet away); John Dewey (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manhattan.
 
Also see . . .  Biography: Cecil B. DeMille (cecilbdemille.com). Cecil Blount DeMille was a founder of the Hollywood motion-picture industry, one of the most commercially successful producer-directors of his time, and one of the most influential filmmakers in history. Between 1914 and 1956, he made seventy feature films; all but seven were profitable. Cecil B. DeMille is synonymous with religious epics: The King of Kings, Samson and Delilah, and The Ten Commandments (1956). He blended spectacle, sex, and spellbinding narrative to convey a message of faith. (Submitted on October 7, 2016.) 
 
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3. Cecil B. DeMille
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2023. It was originally submitted on October 7, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 317 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 7, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.   2. submitted on February 19, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.   3. submitted on April 8, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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Feb. 1, 2023