Film Forum | 209 West Houston Street
GROWING UP MANKIEWICZ: An afternoon with Frank and Ben Mankiewicz
Sunday, June 1 at 3:45 ONLY
$7.50 Member | $13 Regular
As the son of legendary journalist, playwright, Algonquinite and screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz (Citizen Kane was just one of the classics penned by Herman), Frank Mankiewicz grew up during Hollywood’s Golden Age, in a family that included Uncle Joe (director/screenwriter Joseph L. Mankiewicz) and a household that regularly hosted dinner guests like Harpo Marx, Orson Welles, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Oscar Hammerstein II. But, following service in WWII, Frank, who turns 90 on May 16, chose politics and public service over show biz: as press secretary for Senator Robert F. Kennedy, campaign director for Senator George McGovern, and president of National Public Radio. This afternoon, Frank’s son, TCM host Ben Mankiewicz, will interview his father about life in Hollywood and Washington.
Program approx. 100 min.