Search Results: "Scott Eyman"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2005

"Eyman marshals thousands of facts, and dozens of opinions, with brio, wit and authority to create a monument worthy of the greatest studio head of them all. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Acclaimed Hollywood biographer Eyman (Print the Legend: The Life and Times of John Ford, 1999, etc.) tackles his most ambitious subject: the mogul of moguls who ran MGM. Read full book review >

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EMPIRE OF DREAMS by Scott Eyman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"Engrossing and comprehensive—an essential text for readers interested in the history of movies."
Palm Beach Post books editor Eyman (Lion of Hollywood: The Life and Times of Louis B. Mayer, 2005, etc.) presents the truly epic life of director Cecil B. DeMille (1881-1959) in grand style, befitting the great man, who, in addition to helming some of the most iconic movies of all time, did as much as anyone to establish Hollywood as the world's filmmaking center. Read full book review >

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JOHN WAYNE by Scott Eyman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2014

"Insightful, exhaustive and engrossing—a definitive portrait of the man and the legend."
A comprehensive and compelling examination of The Duke. Read full book review >

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ERNST LUBITSCH by Scott Eyman
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Written for full orchestra, it captures every subtlety. (Photographs)"
Gratifying biography of one of the screen's greatest directors, by Eyman (Mary Pickford, 1992—not reviewed), film critic for the Palm Beach Post. Read full book review >

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PRINT THE LEGEND by Scott Eyman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Although at times inelegantly written, this is as definitive a biography as we are likely to get of one of America's greatest filmmakers. (b&w photos)"
Author of an acclaimed biography of Ernst Lubitsch (1991) and a well-regarded history of the coming of the talkies (The Speed of Sound, 1996), Eyman takes on an even bigger piece of film history: the career of John Ford. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1997

"Eyman tells this story with wit and skill, detailing a surprisingly overlooked but crucial period in Hollywood history. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Eyman follows his highly acclaimed Ernst Lubitsch (1993) with an astute look at the most significant upheaval in Hollywood history: the arrival of talking pictures. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1991

"Scott has found a generous and insightful biographer. (Photographs-not seen.)"
The 1983 TV mini-series The Jewel in the Crown, adapted from The Raj Quartet, exposed millions on both sides of the Atlantic to the work of British novelist Scott, who had died five years previously. Read full book review >

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CORETTA SCOTT by Ntozake Shange
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"A double-page spread of freedom marchers carrying American flags silhouetted against a yellow sky will resonate with children and linger in their minds. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
There have been many books written about Martin Luther King Jr., but precious few about Coretta Scott King. Read full book review >

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I LOVED HER IN THE MOVIES by Robert Wagner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Frothy and honest remembrances for gossipy movie fans."
A popular actor's "love letter to actresses." Read full book review >

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PIECES OF MY HEART by Robert Wagner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A diverting meander through a life in showbiz."
The handsome actor reminisces about the passing of a more glamorous Hollywood, settles some old scores and examines his passionate relationship with Natalie Wood. Read full book review >

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SCOTT FREE by John Gilstrap
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

A catalogue of all the things that can go wrong when a 16-year-old sneaks off to a Metallica concert, all served up in Gilstrap's inimitable breakneck style. Read full book review >

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SCOTT FREE by Marijane writing as Vin Packer Meaker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 8, 2007

"Pulp specialist Packer, aka Marijane Meaker (Spring Fire, 2004, etc.) aka YA author M.E. Kerr, crams enough plot for a dozen capers into this one, along with everything you could possibly want to know about gender reassignment."
A transgendered textbook editor and librarian copes with old and new identities—as well as a felony or two. Read full book review >