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“Mailer and the Siege of Rome.” Article-interview by unidentified writer. New York, 24 May, 70. Short piece on Mailer’s screen-writing effort for Italian producer, Sergio Leone, which ended in court, where Mailer finally was fully paid. Mailer explains how he spent a month in New York writing 180 pages of the script, based on the Harry Grey novel, The Hoods. Leone didn’t like his work, and spread rumors that he spent all his time in a hotel room with an 18-year-old girl, and wrote the script on cocktail napkins.