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Scott Eyman


Scott Eyman

Scott Eyman was formerly the literary critic at The Palm Beach Post and is the author or coauthor of 15 books, including the bestseller JOHN WAYNE and (with actor Robert Wagner) the bestsellers PIECES OF MY HEART and YOU MUST REMEMBER THIS. Among his other books are HANK AND JIM: The Fifty-Year Friendship of Henry Fonda and James Stewart; EMPIRE OF DREAMS: The Epic Life of Cecil B. DeMille; LION OF HOLLYWOOD: The Life and Legend of Louis B. Mayer; and PRINT THE LEGEND: The Life and Times of John Ford. Eyman also writes book reviews for The Wall Street Journal, and has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post and the Chicago Tribune. He and his wife, Lynn, live in West Palm Beach.

Scott Eyman

Books by Scott Eyman

by Scott Eyman - Biography, Nonfiction

Born Archibald Leach in 1904, Cary Grant came to America as a teenaged acrobat to find fame and fortune, but he was always haunted by his past. His father was a feckless alcoholic, and his mother was committed to an asylum when Archie was 11. He believed her to be dead until he was informed she was alive when he was 31. Because of this experience, Grant would have difficulty forming close attachments throughout his life. He married five times and had numerous affairs. Despite a remarkable degree of success, Grant remained deeply conflicted about his past, his present, his basic identity, and even the public that worshipped him. Drawing on Grant’s own papers, extensive archival research, and interviews with family and friends, this is the definitive portrait of a movie immortal.

by Scott Eyman - Biography, Entertainment, Movies, Nonfiction

Henry Fonda and James Stewart were two of the biggest stars in Hollywood for 40 years. They got along famously, with a shared interest in elaborate practical jokes and model airplanes, among other things. Fonda was a liberal Democrat, Stewart a conservative Republican, but after one memorable blow-up over politics, they agreed never to discuss that subject again. For HANK AND JIM, biographer and film historian Scott Eyman spoke with Fonda’s widow and children as well as three of Stewart’s children, plus actors and directors who had worked with the men --- in addition to doing extensive archival research to get the full details of their time together.

by Robert J. Wagner with Scott Eyman - Entertainment, Memoir, Movies, Nonfiction, Performing Arts

In a career that has spanned more than 60 years, Robert Wagner has witnessed the twilight of the Golden Age of Hollywood and the rise of television, becoming a beloved star in both media. During that time he became acquainted, both professionally and socially, with the remarkable women who were the greatest screen personalities of their day. I LOVED HER IN THE MOVIES is his intimate and revealing account of the charisma of these women on film, why they became stars, and how their specific emotional and dramatic chemistries affected the choices they made as actresses as well as the choices they made as women.