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Ben Mankiewicz: “If Your Last Name Is Mankiewicz”

by Ben Mankiewicz Writing about my father should be easy. But it isn’t. Writing is supposed to be a breeze if your last name is Mankiewicz. We have a long history of being clever. My grandfather Herman Mankiewicz wrote Citizen

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Frank Mankiewicz: A Portrait

Frank Mankiewicz

by Frank Mankiewicz I don’t know when or by whom the portrait of my grandfather for whom I was named was created. Frank Mankiewicz was a good American and spoke good English, but his aspect—at least in the portrait— was

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