My Life as a Mankiewicz: An Insider's Journey through Hollywood (Screen Classics)

My Life as a Mankiewicz: An Insider's Journey through Hollywood (Screen Classics)

Tom Mankiewicz, Robert Crane


The son of famed director and screenwriter Joseph L. Mankiewicz (All approximately Eve [1950], Guys and Dolls [1955], Cleopatra [1963]) and the nephew of Citizen Kane screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz, Tom Mankiewicz was once actual Hollywood royalty. He grew up in Beverly Hills and ny, spent summers on his dad's movie units, had his first drink with Humphrey Bogart, dined with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, went to the theater with Ava Gardner, and traveled the area writing for Brando, Sinatra, and Connery. even though his relations connections led him to teach enterprise, Tom "Mank" Mankiewicz solid a profession of his personal, turning into a popular screenwriter, director, and manufacturer of acclaimed motion pictures and tv indicates. He wrote screenplays for 3 James Bond films―Diamonds Are Forever (1971), Live and permit Die (1973), and The guy with the Golden Gun (1974)―and made his directorial debut with the hit television sequence Hart to Hart (1979–1984). My lifestyles as a Mankiewicz is an engaging examine the lifetime of a person whose creativity and paintings ethic tested him as a member of the Hollywood writing elite.

Mankiewicz info his trip during the internal global of the tv and movie industries, starting together with his first activity as construction assistant on The Comancheros (1961), starring John Wayne. My existence as a Mankiewicz illuminates his specialist improvement as a author and director, detailing his friendships and romantic relationships with a few of Hollywood's greatest stars in addition to his fight with alcohol and medicine. With the help of Robert Crane, Mankiewicz tells a narrative of private fulfillment and provides an insider's view of the glamorous global of Hollywood through the Nineteen Sixties, Nineteen Seventies, and Eighties.

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