A group of correspondence between Elizabeth Taylor and Joseph L. Mankiewicz

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A group of correspondence between Elizabeth Taylor and Joseph L. Mankiewicz
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A group of correspondence between Elizabeth Taylor and Joseph L. Mankiewicz
1 Autograph Note Signed ("Elizabeth"), 1 p, 8vo, New York, n.d., on The Carlyle Hotel stationery, together with 1 telegram, London, dated November 11, 1953, to Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Though Elizabeth Taylor went on to be directed by Mankiewicz in both Suddenly Last Summer (1959) and Cleopatra (1963), she apparently didn't quite fit the bill when Mankiewicz was casting The Barefoot Contessa (1954). In an interesting telegram, Taylor remarks on her loss of the part: "Received a somewhat embarrasing [sic] answer from Benny saying I was mentioned by nobody including evidently Bert or you for the part and informing me that Ava was already set." In her later (undated) letter, likely when she heard that Mankiewicz might be writing an autobiography, she begs him to "be nice" about her. Accompanied by a Typed Letter Signed ("Rosemary and Joe Mankiewicz"), 1 p, 4to, New York, February 27, 1992, to Elizabeth Taylor.
Largest: 11 x 7 in.
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