The 35th Starz Film Fest & C.B. DeMille – Wouldn’t he love to be here?

I meant to post this press release earlier in the week because I thought its debut fitting for Denver film buffs. Here’s my suggestion, no need to think you can get into a great book right now, so go ahead and buy the book at the Tattered Cover between screenings at the Denver Film Center. Then in two weeks, think about it, what better way to relax and relive Old Hollywood via Cecil B. DeMille? I believe this is the very cure needed to recover from visual overload.  Grab your copy of  CBDM, a cup of tea, find the warmest room in the house and emerse yourself into the pages of original stories about Hollywood and how it began. Our marathon film festival wraps November 11, 2012..

C.B. DeMille: The Man Who Invented Hollywood.

A New Novel Gives Cecil B. DeMille His “Close-Up” on the eve of Paramount Pictures’ 100th Anniversary: Best-selling author Robert Hammond celebrates Paramount Pictures’ 100th Anniversary with the release of his latest novel, “C.B. DeMille: The Man Who Invented Hollywood.” (New Way Press)

It seems that everyone in Hollywood is either talking about Paramount‘s upcoming 100th anniversary or giving out another award bearing the name of director Cecil B. DeMille. Well then it should come at no surprise to hear that award-winning author and screenwriter Robert Hammond, has released his latest novel entitled “C. B. DeMille: The Man Who Invented Hollywood.” In this novelization of the beginnings of director Cecil B. DeMille’s film career starting as a failed stage actor in the early 1900’s, Hammond goes into the director’s early family life in New York City, his relationship with his wife Constance, and young daughter “Ciddy” and peers into his evide nt character flaws. In C. B. DeMille: The Man Who Invented Hollywood, the reader will discover the true origins of the then burgeoning film industry and what led DeMille, to leave New York for a little known southern California town called ‘Hollywood,’ to follow his new calling as a film director.

Once out west DeMille thrives as the author describes how, along with Adolph Zukor and Jesse L. Lasky, they form ‘Famous Players-Lasky Corporation’ later changed to ‘Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation’ the forerunner to ‘Paramount Pictures Studios’. The novel is well written and encapsulates the great filmmaker’s Hollywood odyssey of excess, infidelity, redemption and reverence, leading him to be the most celebrated figure in entertainment history and the “Greatest Showman on Earth.”

“C. B. DeMille: The Man Who Invented Hollywood” has already been noticed by Hollywood and an adaptation of the novel has been in development to make it into a biopic feature film by producer Brandon Pender, through his Ithaca Entertainment Media Group (Indie Prod Co.) with author Hammond set to tackle the first draft of the screenplay. Earlier this August, the author Robert Hammond, released his first ‘DEMILLE’ themed book entitled ‘Ready When You Are: Cecil B. DeMille’s Ten Commandments for Success’ (New Way Press)

Los Angeles producers Gabrielle Evans-Fields and Brandon Pender are currently reaching out to prominent film directors and production partners as well as engaging in the process of attaching A-List talent to this groundbreaking endeavor. Evans-Fields says, Mr. DeMille is finally ready for his own close-up.” The biopic ‘C. B. DeMille: The Man Who Invented Hollywood’ is scheduled to be released in mid to late 2014.

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