Title

Cecil B. DeMille and David O. McKay: A Surprising Friendship

Keywords

LDS Church, Prophet, David O. McKay, Cecil B. DeMille, friendship

Abstract

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).

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2019-07-29

Publisher

LDSLiving

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Church History and Doctrine

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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