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The 1980s

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/9780813136059.003.0009
The 1980s

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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

Chapter.  24599 words. 

Subjects: Film

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