I love this picture of Mr. DeMille, found during a search for The Magic Box
Original Caption: Pioneers. Cecil B. De Mille and his first camera, the magic box that filmed
all his Silent pictures, starting with the first edition of The Squaw Man
is now preparing his sixty-third film This Breed of Men
, in which he will star Gary Cooper
1939! Where did they get that from? The director did, in fact, film this story three times: 1914, 1918 and 1931. The last version included Eleanor Boardman (my first subject at 'Silent Stars'), Roland Young, Charles Bickford, Warner Baxter AND Lupe Velez. What an exciting cast! Well worth seeing (if I get the chance).