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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 1960s

The 1960s

Hollywood Off-Ramp

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(p.49) 4 The 1960s
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My Life as a Mankiewicz
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Tom Mankiewicz

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813136059.003.0005

Tom attends Yale. Gets his first film job as a production assistant on a John Wayne film directed by Michael Curtiz. Curtiz fires Tom but Tom is rehired by the Duke. Tom visits his dad's set in Rome - Cleopatra - dines with Liz Taylor, hangs with Richard Burton. The film nearly kills his dad and bankrupts 20th Century Fox. Tom gets his first writing job on a TV show, writes his first feature, writes two Emmy-winning TV specials with Nancy Sinatra and Herb Alpert.

Keywords:   Yale, John Wayne, Liz Taylor, Cleopatra, Frank Sinatra, Herb Alpert, Jerry Moss

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