My Life as a Mankiewicz: An Insider's Journey through Hollywood

My Life as a Mankiewicz: An Insider's Journey through Hollywood


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My Life as a Mankiewicz: An Insider's Journey through Hollywood by Tom Mankiewicz, Robert Crane

The son of famed director and screenwriter Joseph L. Mankiewicz (All About Eve [1950], Guys and Dolls [1955], Cleopatra [1963]) and the nephew of Citizen Kane screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz, Tom Mankiewicz was genuine Hollywood royalty. Following in the family tradition, he wrote screenplays for three James Bond films- Diamonds Are Forever (1971), Live and Let Die (1973), and The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)-and made his directorial debut with the hit TV series Hart to Hart (1979-1984). With the assistance of Robert Crane, Mankiewicz offers an insider's view of the glamorous world of Hollywood during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. My Life as a Mankiewicz illuminates his professional development as a writer and director, details his friendships and romantic relationships with some of Hollywood's biggest stars, and provides insight into his personal struggles.

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ISBN-13: 9780813161235
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication date: 02/12/2015
Series: Screen Classics
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 928,923
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Tom Mankiewicz (1942--2010) was a screenwriter, director, and producer of motion pictures and television series, perhaps best known for his work on the James Bond films, Superman (1978), Superman II (1980), and the television series Hart to Hart (1979--1984).

Robert Crane is coauthor of Bruce Dern: Things I've Said, but Probably Shouldn't Have -- An Unrepentant Memoir, Jack Nicholson: The Early Years, and SCTV: Behind the Scenes as well as a contributor to Hal Ashby: Interviews. He lives in Los Angeles.

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