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Eyman, Scott 1951-

Overview
Works: 55 works in 316 publications in 4 languages and 17,432 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  History  Autobiographies  Anecdotes  Drama  Interviews  Biography‡vPictorial works  Pictorial works  Comedy films 
Roles: Author, Commentator, Narrator, Creator, Editor, Composer
Classifications: PN2287.W235, B
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Most widely held works about Scott Eyman
 
Most widely held works by Scott Eyman
Pieces of my heart : a life by Robert Wagner( Book )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 1,978 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 )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,488 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 )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,172 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 )

30 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I loved her in the movies : memories of Hollywood's legendary actresses by Robert Wagner( Book )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,097 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"--
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 1,053 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
Mary Pickford, America's sweetheart by Scott Eyman( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Hollywood's first superstar, examining her life and career. Includes a listing of the films she made
Empire of dreams : the epic life of Cecil B. DeMille by Scott Eyman( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 934 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 )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 921 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
Hank & Jim : the fifty-year friendship of Henry Fonda and James Stewart by Scott Eyman( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 888 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
Trouble in paradise by Ernst Lubitsch( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 757 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 )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"None of us thought we were making anything but entertainment for the moment. Only Ernst Lubitsch knew we were making rt."--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
Pieces of my heart by Robert Wagner( Recording )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 277 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 )

9 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 219 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
John Ford : the searcher, 1894-1973 by Scott Eyman( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The speed of sound : Hollywood and the talkie revolution, 1926-1930 by Scott Eyman( )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 110 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
Bergman by Scott Eyman( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographie visuelle de l'actrice à travers 150 photographies, une introduction concise et des anecdotes
 
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Pieces of my heart : a life
Alternative Names
Scott Eyman American writer

Scott Eyman critique de cinéma et de télévision

Scott Eyman escritor estadounidense

Languages
English (224)

Spanish (16)

Italian (1)

German (1)

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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