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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 1950s

The 1950s

Developing a Character

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(p.25) 3 The 1950s
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My Life as a Mankiewicz
Author(s):

Tom Mankiewicz

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813136059.003.0004

Joe Mankiewicz makes legendary films such as All About Eve, Julius Caesar, and Guys and Dolls during the 1950s. Tom's family moves to New York where Tom attends a private school on Manhattan's Upper East Side. Tom has his first drink at eleven with Humphrey Bogart on a film set. Joe finishes the decade with Suddenly, Last Summer while Tom attends Exeter then Yale. His mother's mental problems continue culminating in her suicide.

Keywords:   Bette Davis, All About Eve, Guys and Dolls, Marlon Brando, Elizabeth Taylor, New York City, Yale

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