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Eyman, Scott 1951-

Works: 38 works in 242 publications in 4 languages and 15,000 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Interviews  Documentary films  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Biography‡vPictorial works 
Roles: Author, Commentator, Narrator, Creator, Editor, Composer
Classifications: PN2287.W235, 791.43028092
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Most widely held works about Scott Eyman
Most widely held works by Scott Eyman
John Wayne : the life and legend by Scott Eyman( Book )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 2,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Wayne was one of Hollywood's most famous and most successful actors, but he was more than that. He became a symbol of America itself. He epitomized the Western film, which for many people epitomized America. He identified with conservative political causes from the early 1930s to his death in 1979, making him a hero to one generation of Americans and a villain to another. But unlike fellow actor Ronald Reagan, Wayne had no interest in politics as a career. Like many stars, he altered his life story, claiming to have become an actor almost by accident when in fact he had studied drama and aspired to act for most of his youth. He married three times, all to Latina women, and conducted a lengthy affair with Marlene Dietrich, as unlikely a romantic partner as one could imagine for the Duke. Wayne projected dignity, integrity, and strength in all his films, even when his characters were flawed, and whatever character he played was always prepared to confront injustice in his own way. More than thirty years after his death, he remains the standard by which male stars are judged and an actor whose morally unambiguous films continue to attract sizeable audiences. Scott Eyman interviewed Wayne, as well as many family members, and he has drawn on previously unpublished reminiscences from friends and associates of the Duke in this biography, as well as documents from his production company that shed light on Wayne's business affairs. He traces Wayne from his childhood to his stardom in Stagecoach and dozens of films after that. Eyman perceptively analyzes Wayne's relationship with John Ford, the director with whom he's most associated and who made some of Wayne's greatest films, among them She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, The Quiet Man, and The Searchers. His evaluation of Wayne himself is shrewd: a skilled actor who was reluctant to step outside his comfort zone. Wayne was self-aware; he once said, "I've played the kind of man I'd like to have been." It's that man and the real John Wayne who are brilliantly profiled in Scott Eyman's insightful biography of a true American legend
Pieces of my heart : a life by Robert Wagner( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 2,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pieces of My Heart" offers a moving, candid, and deeply personal look at the triumphs and tragedies, loves, and heartbreaks of one of Hollywood's most popular and enduring stars
You must remember this : life and style in Hollywood's golden age by Robert Wagner( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legendary actor and best-selling author of Pieces of My Heart offers a nostalgic look at Hollywood's golden age, touring favorite hotspots and exploring period business practices before the advent of paparazzi culture and high-powered agents
Lion of Hollywood : the life and legend of Louis B. Mayer by Scott Eyman( Book )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lion of Hollywood is the biography of Louis B. Mayer, the chief of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer - MGM - the biggest and most successful film studio of Hollywood's Golden Age." "An immigrant from tsarist Russia, Mayer began in the film business as an exhibitor but soon migrated to where the action and the power were - Hollywood. Through sheer force of energy and foresight, he turned his own modest studio into MGM, where he became the most powerful man in Hollywood, bending the film business to his will. He made great films, including the fabulous MGM musicals, and he made great stars: Garbo, Gable, Garland, and dozens of others. Through the enormously successful Andy Hardy series, Mayer purveyed family values to America. At the same time, he used his influence to place a federal judge on the bench, pay off local officials, cover up his stars' indiscretions, and, on occasion, arrange marriages for gay stars. Mayer rose from his impoverished childhood to become at one time the highest-paid executive in America." "Lion of Hollywood is a three-dimensional biography of a figure often caricatured and vilified as the paragon of the studio system. Mayer could be arrogant and tyrannical, but under his leadership MGM made such unforgettable films as The Big Parade, Ninotchka, The Wizard of Oz, Meet Me in St. Louis, and An American in Paris."--Jacket
Mary Pickford, America's sweetheart by Scott Eyman( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Hollywood's first superstar, examining her life and career. Includes a listing of the films she made
Flashback : a brief history of film by Louis D Giannetti( Book )

26 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Print the legend : the life and times of John Ford by Scott Eyman( Book )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the legendary John Ford through a career that spanned more than five decades, drawing on dozens of personal interviews, material from Ford's estate, and film criticism
Empire of dreams : the epic life of Cecil B. DeMille by Scott Eyman( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most authoritative biography ever of director Cecil B. DeMille, incorporating letters and personal papers made available for the first time
The speed of sound : Hollywood and the talkie revolution, 1926-1930 by Scott Eyman( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the first time ever, here is the epic story of the transition from silent films to talkies - that moment when movies were totally transformed and the American public cemented its love affair with Hollywood. In the Speed of Sound, author Scott Eyman, whose biography of filmmaker Ernst Lubitsch was hailed as "resoundingly wonderful," has created a mixture of cultural and social history that is at once both scholarly and vastly entertaining. Here is the first and last word on the missing chapter in the history of Hollywood, the ribbon of dreams by which America conquered the world. Myth has it that it happened overnight, that Al Jolson said a few words in The Jazz Singer and the talkies were born, that stars with weak or inappropriate voices either killed themselves or went into seclusion, that the movie industry simply refitted itself and went on with business. The truth, however, is more involved - not to mention sinister, colorful, and entertaining. Sound was something the industry had resisted, and it was accepted only reluctantly and only after the Warner Bros. Studio had forced the issue with its aggressive selling of The Jazz Singer. But that was 1927, and for a long time afterward there were still those filmmakers, film stars, and even some filmgoers who resisted the appealing novelty. Change, however, was inevitable, and when it came it was devastating. As Scott Eyman demonstrates in his fascinating account of this exciting era, it was a time when fortunes, careers, and lives were made and lost, when the American film industry came fully into its own, and when the American film-going public truly succumbed to Hollywood's bewitching spell
Trouble in paradise by Ernst Lubitsch( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When thief Gaston Monescu meets his true love in pickpocket Lily, they embark on a scam to rob lovely perfume company executive Mariette Colet. But when Gaston becomes romantically entangled with Mme. Colet, their larcenous ruse is jeopardized and Gaston is forced to choose between two beautiful women"--Container
Ernst Lubitsch : laughter in paradise by Scott Eyman( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This tribute to one of cinema's greatest artists by one of its greatest artists is unique testament to the respect in which Ernst Lubitsch was held by his contemporaries - a respect that continues to this day. When movie buffs speak of "the Lubitsch touch," they refer to a sense of style and taste, humor and humanity, that defined the films of one of Hollywood's all-time great directors. In the history of the medium, no one has ever quite equaled his unique talent. In this first ever full-length biography of Lubitsch, undeniably one of the most important and influential film directors and artists of all time, critic and biographer Scott Eyman examines not just the films Lubitsch created, but explores as well the life of the man, a life full of both great successes and overwhelming insecurities. The result is a fascinating look at a man and an era - Hollywood's Golden Age
You must remember this : life and style in Hollywood's Golden Age by Robert Wagner( Recording )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner revisits the houses, restaurants, and other haunts of Hollywood's elite, offering an intimate view of their lives on and off screen. He fondly recounts mythic figures simply entertaining at home among friends, away from the publicity machine and public eye that morphed into today's paparazzi culture. Wagner also discusses the business of Hollywood and its evolution from an industry once dominated by moguls to one run by agents, and examines the career arcs of his peers
Pieces of my heart by Robert Wagner( Recording )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Well-known actor Robert Wagner presents his autobiography, candidly discussing a life engulfed by Hollywood
Five American cinematographers : interviews with Karl Struss, Joseph Ruttenberg, James Wong Howe, Linwood Dunn, and William H. Clothier by Scott Eyman( Book )

8 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bergman by Scott Eyman( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographie visuelle de l'actrice à travers 150 photographies, une introduction concise et des anecdotes
The speed of sound : Hollywood and the talkie revolution, 1926-1930 by Scott Eyman( )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the motion picture industry's unsettling shift from silent films to "talkies" in the 1920s. Describes the race to invent a method of recording soundtracks and reveals the far-reaching impact of these changes on the film industry and on the art of cinema
Why be good? sexuality & censorship in early cinema( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the history of sex and scandal of early Hollywood through rare footage, interviews, and more. Includes Mary Pickford, Gloria Swanson, Douglas Fairbanks, and Rudolph Valentino, to name a few
Frank Capra's Lady for a day( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apple Annie, a cantankerous New York City fruit peddler, has been pretending to be a high-society matron in letters to her daughter. When her daughter comes to visit with her aristocratic fiance, Apple Annie enlists her gangster friends for help
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Pieces of my heart : a life
Alternative Names
Scott Eyman American writer

Scott Eyman critique de cinéma et de télévision

English (190)

Spanish (16)

Chinese (1)

German (1)

Lion of Hollywood : the life and legend of Louis B. MayerFlashback : a brief history of filmPrint the legend : the life and times of John FordEmpire of dreams : the epic life of Cecil B. DeMilleThe speed of sound : Hollywood and the talkie revolution, 1926-1930Trouble in paradiseErnst Lubitsch : laughter in paradisePieces of my heart