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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 1980s

The 1980s

Calling Dr. Mankiewicz

(p.249) 8 The 1980s
My Life as a Mankiewicz

Tom Mankiewicz

University Press of Kentucky

Mankiewicz scores another successful decade with Hart to Hart, Superman II, Ladyhawke and Dragnet. He makes his feature debut as a director on the hit Dragnet. He leaves Warner Brothers and hangs his shingle at Universal. Mankiewicz moves from Jeff Berg and ICM to Michael Ovitz and CAA. He gets fed up with his Legal Eagles experience and wants to go back to ICM. He gets blacklisted for a time by CAA. Mankiewicz visits Africa for the first time through his friend, Stefanie Powers and buys a home in Kenya.

Keywords:   David Lean, Michael Ovitz, CAA, ICM, Richard Donner, Robert Redford, Stefanie Powers, Robert Wagner

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