Cecil B. DeMille and David O. McKay: A Surprising Friendship
LDS Church, Prophet, David O. McKay, Cecil B. DeMille, friendship
In some ways, the two men were polar opposites. DeMille was an icon in the 20th-century film industry who directed 70 motion pictures in a career that spanned four decades. Living in Los Angeles, he was referred to as “Mr. Hollywood.”1 President McKay, on the other hand, was dedicated to building Zion as prophet, seer, and revelator.
Original Publication Citation
Fred E. Woods, shortened version of the DeMille/McKay BYU Studies article in LDS Living Magazine (July, 2019).
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Woods, Fred E., "Cecil B. DeMille and David O. McKay: A Surprising Friendship" (2019). Faculty Publications. 3298.
Church History and Doctrine
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