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My Life as a MankiewiczAn Insider's Journey through Hollywood$
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Tom Mankiewicz and Robert Crane

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780813136059

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813136059.001.0001

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The 1940s

The 1940s

Growing Up

Chapter:
(p.13) 2 The 1940s
Source:
My Life as a Mankiewicz
Author(s):

Tom Mankiewicz

Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813136059.003.0003

This chapter revolves around Mankiewicz growing up in Los Angeles. He writes about the successes and failures of his family - mother's psychological problems, dad's infidelities, brother's resentment toward father and brother. Dad Joe has a great career going but not without problems like the battle at the Director's Guild over the Hollywood witchhunt - making directors sign an allegiance to their country. Joe disapproves of this and battles Cecil B. DeMille.

Keywords:   John Ford, Cecil B. DeMille, William Wyler, Frank Capra, George Stevens, Richard Brooks

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