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The brothers Mankiewicz : hope, heartbreak, and Hollywood classics

Author: Sydney Ladensohn Stern
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2019]
Series: Hollywood legends series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Herman J. (1897-1953) and Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1909-1993) wrote, produced, and directed over 150 pictures. With Orson Welles, Herman wrote the screenplay for Citizen Kane and shared the picture's only Academy Award. Joe earned the second pair of his four Oscars for writing and directing All About Eve, which also won Best Picture. Despite triumphs as diverse as Monkey Business and Cleopatra and Pride of the Yankees  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stern, Sydney Ladensohn.
Brothers Mankiewicz.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2019]
(DLC) 2019019569
Named Person: Herman J Mankiewicz; Joseph L Mankiewicz; Herman J Mankiewicz; Joseph L Mankiewicz
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sydney Ladensohn Stern
ISBN: 9781617032677 1617032670
OCLC Number: 1098219735
Description: viii, 468 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prologue --
The end: Joe, 1993 --
The beginning: Herman, 1926 --
The real beginning: Pop, 1891 --
Herman --
Herman's life begins --
Glorious adventures --
Central Park West Voltaire --
The Mankiewicz brothers of Hollywood --
In pursuit of a lump sum --
Gold safe, however --
Mad dogs --
The Tiffany of studios --
Joe's black years --
Citizen Kane --
Apprentice director --
Promised land --
All about Eve --
Breaking away --
Exit Herman --
Joe --
Hollywood Cinderella: a cautionary fairy tale --
New York crooks and showgirls: an American fairy tale --
Joe rewrites Graham Greene --
Exit Rosa --
Southern gothic horror story --
The toughest three pictures i ever made --
The honey pot(boiler) --
Ironic western --
Of page and screen --
Honors but no dough --
Epilogue --
What they wrought --
Appendix: family tree --
Notes --
Filmography --
Select bibliography --
Acknowledgments --
Photo credits --
Index.
Series Title: Hollywood legends series.
Responsibility: Sydney Ladensohn Stern.

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