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Late Bond screenwriter Tom Mankiewicz house sold for $2.2m

01-Jan-2011 • Bond Style

The Sunset Strip-area home of the late screenwriter Thomas Mankiewicz has sold for $2.2 million.

Built in 1952 with four bedrooms and five bathrooms, the 4,290-square-foot house had been reconfigured into offices and bachelor's quarters by Mankiewicz. The entry hall leads to several rooms for entertaining and a large bar. An upstairs office has library shelving set under a cathedral ceiling.

Mankiewicz worked on scripts for James Bond films, including "Diamonds Are Forever" (1971), "Live and Let Die" (1973) and "The Man With the Golden Gun" (1974).

The script doctor wrote and produced the 1976 film "Mother, Jugs & Speed" and rewrote "The Deep" (1977) and " Superman" (1978). He died in October at 68.

Delphine Mann and Kathy Marshall of Coldwell Banker Beverly Hills North were the listing agents. James Nasser of Westside Estate Agency represented the buyer.

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