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Eyman, Scott 1951-

Works: 72 works in 399 publications in 2 languages and 18,713 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Autobiographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Anecdotes  Drama  Comedy films  Romantic comedy films  Film adaptations  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Commentator, Editor, Narrator, Contributor, Composer
Classifications: PN2287.W235, B
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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 )

22 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 2,188 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 Scott Eyman interviewed Wayne, as well as many family members, and he has drawn on previously unpublished reminiscences from friends and associates of the Duke in this biography, as well as documents from his production company that shed light on Wayne's business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 also 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
Pieces of my heart : a life by Robert Wagner( Book )

25 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 1,889 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 )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,402 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
Hank & Jim : the fifty-year friendship of Henry Fonda and James Stewart by Scott Eyman( Book )

13 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 1,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Fonda and James Stewart were two of the biggest stars in Hollywood for forty years. They became friends and then roommates as stage actors in New York, and when they began making films in Hollywood, they roomed together again. Between them they made such memorable films as The Grapes of Wrath, Mister Roberts, Twelve Angry Men, and On Golden Pond; and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Destry Rides Again, The Philadelphia Story, It's a Wonderful Life, Vertigo, and Rear Window. 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. Fonda was a ladies' man who was married five times; Stewart remained married to the same woman for forty-five years. Both men volunteered during World War II and were decorated for their service. When Stewart returned home, still unmarried, he once again moved in with Fonda, his wife, and his two children, Jane and Peter, who knew him as Uncle Jimmy. 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. This is not another Hollywood story, but a fascinating portrait of an extraordinary friendship that lasted through war, marriages, children, careers, and everything else
I loved her in the movies : memories of Hollywood's legendary actresses by Robert Wagner( Book )

14 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Film and television actor and New York Times bestselling author Robert Wagner's memoir of the great women movie stars he has known. In a career that has spanned more than sixty 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. Among Wagner's subjects are Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Marilyn Monroe, Gloria Swanson, Norma Shearer, Loretta Young, Joan Blondell, Irene Dunne, Rosalind Russell, Dorothy Lamour, Debra Paget, Jean Peters, Linda Darnell, Betty Hutton, Raquel Welch, Glenn Close, and the two actresses whom he ultimately married, Natalie Wood and Jill St. John. In addition to offering perceptive commentary on these women, Wagner also examines topics such as the strange alchemy of the camera--how it can transform the attractive into the stunning, and vice versa--and how the introduction of color brought a new erotic charge to movies, one that enabled these actresses to become aggressively sexual beings in a way that that black and white films had only hinted at. Like Wagner's two previous bestsellers, I Loved Her in the Movies will be a privileged look behind the scenes at some of the most well-known women in show business as well as an insightful look at the sexual and romantic attraction that created their magic"--
Lion of Hollywood : the life and legend of Louis B. Mayer by Scott Eyman( Book )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,144 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
Flashback : a brief history of film by Louis D Giannetti( Book )

36 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Consolidating major figures and film movements into their decade of greatest influence or prestige, this “no-nonsense” book offers a generously illustrated, concise, and very readable history of fiction movies with an emphasis on American cinema. Eclectic in methodology and written in a plain English style that audiences can relate to, it examines the full scope of traditional film history and criticism, viewing film as both an art and an industry— as it mirrors popular audience values, social ideologies, and historical epochs. Film discussions include titles such as Forrest Gump, Jurassic Park, There's Something About Mary, Face Off, the Lion King, Saving Private Ryan, Good Will Hunting, Pulp Fiction, Chasing Amy, The Piano, Menace II Society, Sweet Hereafter, The English Patient, Sense and Sensibility, Shakespeare in live, The Full Monty, The Crying Game, Life is Beautiful, and like Water for Chocolate. For anyone who enjoys going to, and thinking about, the movies." viewed 8/13/2020
Print the legend : the life and times of John Ford by Scott Eyman( Book )

30 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,049 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
The speed of sound : Hollywood and the talkie revolution, 1926-1930 by Scott Eyman( Book )

26 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
Empire of dreams : the epic life of Cecil B. DeMille by Scott Eyman( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 911 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
Mary Pickford : America's sweetheart by Scott Eyman( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This superior portrait of movie star Mary Pickford will absorb readers in the life and times of a woman who was at least 50 years ahead of her time. Pickford was born Gladys Smith in 1893 in Canada; she began her acting career as a child to support her widowed mother, sister and brother. The impoverished family moved to New York City, where theatrical impresario David Belasco gave the curly-haired girl the name that became world renowned. Playing innocent if mischievous roles in the silents, Pickford was the first bona fide movie star. As actor, producer and a writer, she earned another sobriquet, "tough little mick," striking hard bargains offscreen. Hers was always the decisive voice in United Artists, the company she formed with Charlie Chaplin, D. W. Griffith and her husband, Douglas Fairbanks, while being the highest paid woman of the day. Although this biography emphasizes Pickford's achievements, it also records her failings--bigotry, alcoholism, her part in causing the marital break with Fairbanks. Included are vignettes about many film folks, among them Buddy Rogers, who was Pickford's husband from 1937 until her death in 1979 at age 86
Cary Grant : a brilliant disguise by Scott Eyman( Book )

12 editions published between 2020 and 2021 in English and Undetermined and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born Archibald Leach in 1904, he 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 eleven years old. He believed her to be dead until he was informed she was alive when he was thirty-one years old. 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 in movies such as Gunga Din, Notorious, and North by Northwest. Drawing on Grant's own papers, extensive archival research, and interviews with family and friends, this is the definitive portrait of a movie immortal."
Trouble in paradise( Visual )

3 editions published between 1932 and 2003 in English and held by 743 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 )

25 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"None of us thought we were making anything but entertainment for the moment. Only Ernst Lubitsch knew we were making art."--John Ford. 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. Born in Berlin and trained first in the German theater, Lubitsch made the transfer to film quickly, as well as his move from actor to director. Transported to Hollywood in the 1920s with the help of Mary Pickford, Lubitsch brought with him a level of sophistication and subtlety previously unknown to American movie audiences, especially when it involved the cinematic treatment of sex. In the world Lubitsch created by films such as Love Parade, Trouble in Paradise and The Merry Widow, sex was a given, an automatic part of the social contract, a game whose rules were understood by all parties. He immediately made his mark on the fledgling industry and was quickly established as a director of unique quality and distinction. Lubitsch's accomplishments as a filmmaker were many and significant: In films such as The Merry Widow he virtually created the movie musical, and in the process greatly helped to establish the careers of Jeanette MacDonald and Maurice Chevalier. In wickedly sophisticated films such as Trouble in Paradise and Design for Living, Lubitsch enchanted audiences with his unique "touch," creating a world of fantasy in which men are tall and handsome (unlike Lubitsch himself) and humorously adept at getting women into bed, and where all the women are beautiful and charming and capable of giving as well as receiving love. He revived the flagging career of Marlene Dietrich and, in Ninotchka, crafted Greta Garbo's most successful film. He became the Production Head of Paramount Pictures, an accomplishment unique in an industry that traditionally preferred that the actual filmmakers have no say in running the business. Written with the cooperation of an extraordinary ensemble of eyewitnesses, and unprecedented access to the files of Paramount Pictures, Ernst Lubitsch: Laughter in Paradise is a biography as rich and diverse as its subject. The result is a book that is sure to please film buffs of all stripes and to especially delight the thousands who champion Lubitsch as the greatest filmmaker ever.--Dust jacket
Five American cinematographers : interviews with Karl Struss, Joseph Ruttenberg, James Wong Howe, Linwood Dunn, and William H. Clothier by Scott Eyman( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pieces of my heart by Robert Wagner( Recording )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Well-known actor Robert Wagner presents his autobiography, candidly discussing a life engulfed by Hollywood
You must remember this : life and style in Hollywood's Golden Age by Robert Wagner( Recording )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 237 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
I loved her in the movies : memories of Hollywood's legendary actresses by Robert Wagner( Recording )

11 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Wagner shares 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. Like Wagner's two previous bestsellers, I Loved Her in the Movies will be a privileged look behind the scenes at some of the most well-known women in show business as well as an insightful look at the sexual and romantic attraction that created their magic
Sunday morning( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few movie locations can match the history and grandeur of Monument Valley, a natural treasure that has served as the backdrop for classic films like John Ford's 'Stagecoach' and 'The Searchers.' Martha Teichner goes on location to one of the greatest movie sets of all time, built by Mother Nature herself
Westward the women by William A Wellman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They are rugged pioneers, Indian fighters and brave trailblazers who tame the wild west. These are the women of the great frontier. Buck Wyatt is a tough, experienced scout who leads a wagon train comprised of two ex-show girls, a hearty widow and fifteen men who act as guides. When one of the men disobeys Buck's orders not to fratenize with the ladies, Buck shoots him, causing the others to desert. The determined women insist on going on, learning to ride, shoot and drive mules
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Pieces of my heart : a life
Lion of Hollywood : the life and legend of Louis B. MayerFlashback : a brief history of filmPrint the legend : the life and times of John FordThe speed of sound : Hollywood and the talkie revolution, 1926-1930Empire of dreams : the epic life of Cecil B. DeMilleTrouble in paradiseErnst Lubitsch : laughter in paradisePieces of my heart
Alternative Names
Eyman, William Scott, 1951-

Scott Eyman American writer

Scott Eyman critique de cinéma et de télévision

Scott Eyman escriptor estatunidenc

Scott Eyman escritor estadounidense

Scott Eyman teóricu del cine estauxunidense

Scott Eyman US-amerikanischer Autor


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