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Anne Bauchens
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Anne Bauchens was a St. Louis, Missouri, native who, at the age of twenty, moved to New York City in the hope of becoming an actor and was hired by William deMille as a typist and stenographer in 1912.
DOB: 02/02/1882
US

Anne Bauchens

Lived:
February 2, 1882 - May 7, 1967
Worked as:
editor
Worked In:
United States
by Kristen Hatch

Anne Bauchens was a St. Louis, Missouri native who, at the age of twenty, moved to New York City in the hope of becoming an actor and was hired by William de Mille as a typist and stenographer in 1912. Five years later, she traveled to Hollywood to help William’s brother, producer-director Cecil B. De Mille, edit We Can’t Have Everything (1918). DeMille is quoted in the Los Angeles Herald Examiner as saying about her that “though a gentle person, professionally she is as firm as a stone wall . . . We argue over virtually every picture” (III 3).  Nonetheless, she was the only person the director would permit to edit his films and continued working with him until his death in 1959.

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Anne Bauchens (e) and Cecil B. DeMille. BYU

See alsoHettie Grey BakerMargaret BoothWinifred DunnKatherine HillikerViola LawrenceJane LoringIrene MorraBlanche SewellRose Smith


Selected Bibliography

 

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Filmography

A. Filmography: Extant Film Titles:

1. Anne Bauchens as Editor

Till I Come Back to You. Dir. Cecil B. DeMille, sc.: Jeanie Macpherson, ed.: Anne Bauchens (Famous Players-Lasky Corp. US 1918) cas.: Fryant Washburn, Florence Vidor, si., b&w, 6 reels, 35mm. Archive: USR, USF.

Don’t Change Your Husband. Dir. Cecil B. DeMille, sc.: Jeanie Macpherson, ed.: Anne Bauchens (Famous Players-Lasky Corp. US 1919) cas.: Gloria Swanson, Lew Cody, si., b&w, 35mm. Archive: CAQ, BEB, USR, SES, USF.

For Better, for Worse. Dir. Cecil B. DeMille, sc.: Jeanie Macpherson, ed.: Anne Bauchens (Famous Players-Lasky Corp. US 1919) cas.: Elliott Dexter, Tom Forman, Gloria Swanson, si., b&w, 35mm. Archive: USR, USF.

Why Change Your Wife?. Dir.: Cecil B. DeMile,  sc.: Olga Printzlau, Sada Cowen, ed.: Anne Bauchens, cost.: Clare West, Mitchell Leisen, Natacha Rambova (Famous Players-Lasky Corp. US 1920) cas.: Gloria Swanson,  Thomas Meighan, Theodore Roberts, si, b&w, 35mm., 7 reels; 7, 175 ft. Archive: USR, BEB, USM, RUR, AUC, USF.

The Ten Commandments. Dir. Cecil B. DeMille, sc.: Jeanie Macpherson, ed.: Anne Bauchens (Famous Players-Lasky Corp. US 1923) cas.: Estelle Taylor, Theodore Roberts, Charles De Roche, si., b&w, 35mm. Archive: USR, USW, USM, NLA.

The Road to Yesterday. Dir. Cecil B. De Mille, sc.: Beulah Marie Dix, Jeanie Macpherson, ed.: Anne Bauchens (DeMille Pictures Corp. US 1925) cas.: Vera Reynolds, Jetta Goudal, Joseph Schildkraut, si., b&w, 35mm. Archive: USR, USW, USL, USF, AUC.

The Volga Boatman. Dir. Cecil B. DeMille, adp.: Lenore J. Coffee, ed.: Ann Bauchens (DeMille Pictures Corp. US 1926) cas.: William Boyd, Elinor Fair, si., b&w, 35mm. Archive: USR, ITN, USL, GBB, USF, FRL, DKK.

The King of Kings. Dir. Cecil B. DeMille, sc.: Jeanie Macpherson, ed.: Anne Bauchens (DeMille Pictures Corp. US 1927) cas.: Dorothy Cumming, H. B. Warner, si., b&w, 35mm. Archive: BEB, ITG, USR, USW, ITN, ROB, USL, GBB, YUB, USF, FRL.

Chicago. Dir. Frank Urson, sc.: Lenore J. Coffee, ed.: Anne Bauchens (DeMille Pictures Corp. US 1927-1928) cas.: Phyllis Haver, Victor Varconi, si., b&w, 35mm. Archive: FRB, BEB, PLW, USM, RUR, ROB, USR, USL, FRC.

The Godless Girl. Dir. Cecil B. DeMille, sc.: Jeanie MacPherson, Beulah Marie Dix, ed.: Anne Bauchens (DeMille Pictures Corp. US 1929) cas.: Lina Basquette, Marie Preost, si&so, b&w, 35mm. Archive: USR, RUR, ITC, ITN, USL, DEK, FRL.

Dynamite. Dir. Cecil B. DeMille, sc.: Jeanie Macpherson, ed.: Anne Bauchens (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp. US 1929) cas.: Kay Johnson, Charles Bickford, Conrad Nagel, si&so, b&w, 35mm. Archive: USL.

Noisy Neighbors. Dir. Charles Reisner, ed.: Anne Bauchens (Paul Bern Productions US 1929) cas.: Eddie Quillan, Alberta Vaughn, si&so, b&w, 35mm. Archive: FRB, RUR, AUC.

B. Filmography: Not Extant Titles:

1. Anne Bauchens as Editor

We Can’t Have Everything, 1918; Craig’s Wife, 1928; Ned McCobb’s Daughter, 1929; Lord Byron of Broadway, 1930.

Citation

Hatch, Kristen. "Anne Bauchens." In Jane Gaines, Radha Vatsal, and Monica Dall’Asta, eds. Women Film Pioneers Project. Center for Digital Research and Scholarship. New York, NY: Columbia University Libraries, 2013. Web.   September 27, 2013.   <https://wfpp.cdrs.columbia.edu/pioneer/anne-bauchens-2/>

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Occupation: editors


Place: United States