Scott Eyman has authored 13 books, his most recent being The New York Times bestseller John Wayne: The Life and Legend, published in April 2014. He’s also written two books with veteran actor Robert Wagner: The New York Times bestsellers You Must Remember This (published March 2014) and Pieces of My Heart (published 2008). In 2014, he had two books on the NYT Bestseller List at the same time.
He was awarded The National Board of Review’s 2014 William K. Everson Film History Award for career achievement.
Among his other books are Empire of Dreams: The Epic Life of Cecil B. DeMille, which won the 2011 Richard Wall Memorial Book Award; Lion of Hollywood: The Life and Legend of Louis B. Mayer, Print the Legend: The Life and Times of John Ford, Ernst Lubitsch: Laughter in Paradise, and The Speed of Sound (all Simon & Schuster); and John Ford: The Searcher, for Taschen.
He has lectured extensively around the world, most frequently at the National Film Theater in London, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Moscow Film Theater. He’s done the commentary tracks for many DVDs, including Trouble in Paradise, My Darling Clementine and Stagecoach.
Scott also writes book reviews for The Wall Street Journal, and has written for The New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Chicago Tribune, as well as practically every film magazine extinct or still extant.
He’s the former literary and art critic for The Palm Beach Post; he and his wife, Lynn, live in West Palm Beach.