posted on Jun, 21 2009 @ 10:41 AM
DeMille Conspiracy Rocks Hollywood
Controversy Surrounds Cecil B. DeMille Secret Memoirs
LOS ANGELES - Investigators have apparently uncovered a connection between the 2007 Christmas Eve arson blaze of The Little Country Church of
Hollywood, the mysterious death of Hollywood Heritage Foundation director Robert Nudelman in 2008, and the “for sale” sign on the $18.9 million
dollar estate located at 2010 DeMille Drive in Laughlin Park. These three events are part of the so-called, “DeMille Conspiracy” and are sending
shockwaves of speculation throughout Hollywood.
Scholars are scouring the DeMille Archives at Brigham Young University searching for “secret memoirs” of legendary filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille.
Researchers claim the memoirs may reveal details of DeMille’s affairs with longtime mistresses, including silent film actress Julia Faye and
screenwriter Jeanie MacPherson, hinting of a possible missing heir to the DeMille fortune. A spokesperson representing the DeMille estate vehemently
denied speculation that Cecil B. DeMille fathered any children other than his daughter Cecilia and adopted children Katherine, Richard, and John.
“Whether the DeMille Conspiracy is fact or fiction is yet to be established, says author and researcher Robert Hammond. “Even though I have my
doubts, the implications are so profound and so far-reaching, they are almost impossible to imagine. This is the kind of stuff Hollywood dreams are
made of.” Hammond is a leading expert on Cecil B. DeMille and involved with the production of “C.B. DeMille: The Greatest Showman on Earth”, an
epic biopic on the life and work of the legendary director.
The Hollywood Heritage Foundation is located in the DeMille-Lasky Barn, where Cecil B. DeMille made his first movie, “The Squaw Man” and which
later became known as Paramount Studios. DeMille is arguably the greatest director in history, with seventy films to his credit, including “The Ten
Commandments” and “King of Kings.”
At the Golden Globe Awards, Steven Spielberg credited DeMille as inspiring him to make movies, citing the first film he ever saw as “The Greatest
Show on Earth.”
Spielberg declined comments as to whether he believed the rumors related to the “DeMille Conspiracy.” Paramount Pictures chief David Gray was
unavailable for comments.