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An Academy Centennial Salute to Joseph L. Mankiewicz


Thursday, May 21st at 7:30 p.m.

An Academy Centennial Salute to Joseph L. Mankiewicz

An evening celebrating the gift of the Joseph L. Mankiewicz Papers to the Academy’s Margaret Herrick Library.

Hosted by film critic Ben Mankiewicz. Featuring a 50th anniversary screening of “SUDDENLY, LAST SUMMER” (1959).

Legendary writer, director and producer Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1909–1993) earned nine Academy Award® nominations from 1931 to 1972, taking home Oscars® for the screenplay and direction of both “A Letter to Three Wives” (1949) and “All about Eve” (1950). This special salute will honor the centennial of his birth and celebrate the Mankiewicz family’s recent gift of his personal papers to the Academy.

The evening will include a panel discussion with family and friends of Mankiewicz, hosted by Ben Mankiewicz, on-air co-host of “At the Movies” and great-nephew of Joseph Mankiewicz. This conversation will be followed by a 50th anniversary screening of a recently restored print of the fascinating psychological drama “SUDDENLY, LAST SUMMER” adapted by Gore Vidal and Tennessee Williams from Williams’s play.

Katharine Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor both earned Best Actress nominations for their portrayals of a fierce Southern matriarch (Hepburn) and her disturbed young niece (Taylor), whose different reactions to a traumatic death in the family present neurosurgeon Montgomery Clift with a horrifying dilemma.

Cast Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, Montgomery Clift, Albert Dekker, Mercedes McCambridge, Gary Raymond, Mavis Villiers, Patricia Marmont, Joan Young, Maria Britneva, Sheila Robbins, David Cameron.

Thursday, May 21st at 7:30 p.m.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

General Admission – $5
Academy members and students with a valid ID – $3
All seating is unreserved.

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