The Joseph L. Mankiewicz papers span the years 1922-1992 (bulk 1949-1970s) and encompass circa 47
linear feet. The collection includes comprehensive production files and scripts for such films as THE
BAREFOOT CONTESSA (1954), CLEOPATRA (1963), GUYS AND DOLLS (1955), A LETTER TO THREE WIVES (1949), NO WAY
OUT (1950), THE QUIET AMERICAN (1958), and SLEUTH (1972). There are files on unproduced films, as well as
contracts, correspondence, scrapbooks, and photographs. Extensive documentation on the famous 1950
struggle for control of the Screen Directors Guild is of interest. The photograph series consists of
photographic prints and negatives of motion picture production and biography images.
Joseph L. Mankiewicz was an American screenwriter, director, and producer active in film from 1929 to
1972. Mankiewicz received Academy Awards for writing and directing A LETTER TO THREE WIVES (1949) and for
writing and directing ALL ABOUT EVE (1950).
45 linear feet of papers.
1.9 linear feet of photographs.
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