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The 1960s

Tom Mankiewicz

in My Life as a Mankiewicz

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780813136059
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813141169 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813136059.003.0005
The 1960s

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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

Chapter.  23762 words. 

Subjects: Film

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