Autocratic directors like the martinet Cecil B. DeMille and the idiosyncratic Eric Von Stroheim are highlighted in this episode. DeMille's films were sex-filled and very popular while Von Stroheim's were needlessly costly and self indulgent. DeMille went on to great success in the sound era while Von Stroheim's directorial career was over by the end of the Twenties.
Did You Know?
If one producer ever symbolized Hollywood, it was Cecil B. DeMille.
Features 1925 Studio Tour
Composed by Bedrich Smetana
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