Micky Moore Collection
Owning Institution: Pepperdine University, Special Collections and University Archives
About this CollectionThe Micky Moore Collection features the photographs, correspondence, and production materials of Michael D. “Micky” Moore, a child actor turned film director whose career spanned the evolution of filmmaking from the silent era to the millennium. Between 1917 and 1929, Moore acted in over 40 films and worked with such silent screen stars as Mary Pickford, Jack Holt, Gloria Swanson, Lillian Gish, Conrad Nagel, and Tom Mix. However, the most influential relationship he developed during this time was with legendary director Cecil B. DeMille, who became his mentor. Moore acted in four of DeMille's films, including the epic The King of Kings (1927). DeMille helped Moore transition from childhood actor to a career behind the camera. From the 1960s on, Moore became well known as a reliable second unit director with a knack for action sequences. He worked with some of the most important filmmakers of the 20th century, including Norman Taurog, John Sturges, Franklin Shaffner, George Roy Hill, Sydney Pollack, John Huston, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, and Irvin Kershner. This digital collection is based on the Michael D. “Micky” Moore Papers, generously donated to Pepperdine University by Moore’s daughters, Tricia Newman and Sandra Kastendiek-Drake.
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