By Tom Mankiewicz,Robert Crane
The son of famed director and screenwriter Joseph L. Mankiewicz ( All approximately Eve , Guys and Dolls , Cleopatra ) and the nephew of Citizen Kane screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz, Tom Mankiewicz was once real Hollywood royalty. He grew up in Beverly Hills and manhattan, 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 if his kin connections led him to teach enterprise, Tom "Mank" Mankiewicz solid a profession of his personal, changing into a popular screenwriter, director, and manufacturer of acclaimed movies and tv exhibits. He wrote screenplays for 3 James Bond motion pictures -- Diamonds Are Forever (1971), Live and allow 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 existence as a Mankiewicz is an interesting examine the lifetime of someone whose creativity and paintings ethic validated him as a member of the Hollywood writing elite.
Mankiewicz information his trip throughout the internal global of the tv and picture industries, starting together with his first task 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 non-public fulfillment and provides an insider's view of the glamorous international of Hollywood through the Sixties, Seventies, and 1980s.
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My Life as a Mankiewicz: An Insider's Journey through Hollywood (Screen Classics) by Tom Mankiewicz,Robert Crane