Lone Pine Film Festival features Scott Eyman as Keynote Speaker!
Get your cowboy hats, boots and spurs to head over to the Lone Pine Film Festival that celebrates the wonderful film genre of the Western! From Oct. 6-8, in Lone Pine, Calif., hundreds of fans converge on this area used as a backdrop to all kinds of Westerns for decades. You’ll see places where Hopalong Cassidy films were made, where John Ford and John Wayne made their films, where TV shows Gunsmoke, Rawhide, Rifleman and Have Gun Will Travel were filmed. Tours of these sites are offered, and films are shown all the time, and then there are the panel discussions with all kinds of experts (Scott included) and actors.
Here’s what the festival says about this year’s Keynote Speaker:
“TCM’s Ben Mankiewicz returns this year to host our Saturday evening keynote program featuring Scott Eyman, author of definitive biographies of John Ford and John Wayne. Eyman’s new book explores the 50-year friendship between Henry Fonda and James Stewart, along with a screening of their film The Cheyenne Social Club.”
As a bonus, Scott will be signing copies of his new book, Hank & Jim (Simon & Schuster), about the 50-year friendship between Henry Fonda and Jimmy Stewart. The festival will have these for sale before any bookstores!
For more info, check out the festival website here: http://www.lonepinefilmfestival.org/
We hope to see Western fans there!
Scott is honored to be included again this year in the 24th Buster Keaton Celebration taking place in Iola, Kansas, Sept. 29 & 30.
With the great price of a $20 per person registration fee, and free evening screenings, this festival celebrates one of the most honored American film comedians of all time.
Special guests this year are: Melissa Talmadge Cox, Buster’s granddaughter; Barbara Talmadge, Buster’s daughter-in-law; Harry Keaton, Buster’s nephew; and Paul Gierucki, a motion picture producer, writer, film historian and preservationist.
Also joining Scott as guests are Robert Arkus and John Tibbets, with musical guests Marvin Faulwell, Ben Model and Jeff Rapsis.
Fans from all over the world (literally!) attend this event, and we hope to see some of you there. Please stop and say Hi to Scott if you attend!
During the two-day celebration, there are many films – both silent and talkies – shown, the silents with live accompaniment. There are panels discussing all kinds of topics, including one with the Keaton family members discussing Buster and his family life.
All events are at the Bowlus Fine Arts & Cultural Center, 205 E. Madison Ave., Iola. To register, go to http://www.bowluscenter.org/
‘Best Celebrity Author’
Scott Eyman was honored in Florida Weekly’s “Best Of” edition, as Best Celebrity Author. Thank you! Read more here:
Scott will be at Cinevent 2017 over Memorial Day weekend, May 25-28, 2017. He will be signing books during the convention, but you’ll probably have better luck finding him in the trading room! Hope to see you there.
More Cinevent info here:
TCM Classic Cruise – Join Scott for the last TCM Cruise!
From Nov. 12-19, 2016, Scott Eyman will be on board the last TCM Classic Cruise, along with Leslie Caron, Kim Novak, Jerry Lewis, Diane Baker, Mitzi Gaynor and more wonderful folks!
The cruise stops in San Juan, St. Maarten and on Disney’s own Castaway Cay. The ship is the large Disney Fantasy, and there are non-stop films, interviews, Q/A with the audiences, special displays, great music and a chance to talk with hundreds of like-minded, classic film lovers.
Scott has been on four of the past five cruises, and thinks the interaction with fellow passengers is the best anywhere. The Disney ships are beautiful, with terrific staff and accommodations. And yes, there are still cabins left.
Here’s the link with more TCM Classic Cruise information:
September 2016 –
Join Scott in honoring Buster Keaton at the Annual Buster Keaton Celebration!
Scott will be one of the guest speakers for this year’s Annual Buster Keaton Celebration in Iola, Kansas. It’s a beautiful town, with a gorgeous theater/center, and lots of enthusiastic, interesting Keaton fans meet here each year.
Dates are Sept. 23-24, 2016, and Scott will be talking about Buster Keaton and the Landscape of the West. Admission is $20, and we hope to see some fans there.
Here is all the info:
Eyman books being reissued in paperback
In April, along with the John Wayne paperback being issued, Simon & Schuster is reissuing nicely designed paperbacks of three other Scott Eyman books. Look for Ernst Lubitsch: Laughter in Paradise; Print the Legend: The Life and Times of John Ford, and Speed of Sound: Hollywood and the Talkie Revolution 1926-1930.
On stage at the 2015 TCM Film Festival!
Scott interviewed Peter Fonda on stage at the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival in Los Angeles, March 27-29th.
Scott will introduced Young Mr. Lincoln, with Peter Fonda, on Friday, March 27.
On Saturday, Scott introduced They Were Expendable, a John Wayne/John Ford film. He also had a book signing in the Roosevelt Hotel, with support from Larry Edmunds Bookshop.
For more information about the Film Festival and the latest news about film star appearances:
NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW FILM HISTORY AWARD!
Scott has received the 2014 William K. Everson Film History Award given by the National Board of Review, for his body of work. The awards ceremony and dinner (a red carpet affair!) was Jan. 6, 2015, in New York City. Also attending and receiving film awards were: Clint Eastwood (Best Director), Michael Keaton (Best Actor), Julienne Moore (Best Actress), Edward Norton (Best Supporting Actor) and Chris Rock (Spotlight Award).
Read more about the awards here:
NOV. 7, 2014 – Scott appeared at a fundraiser for the Society of the Four Arts, in Palm Beach.
NOV. 5, 2014 – Scott spoke to a capacity crowd at the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach about his John Wayne book, and signed books, too.
Scott was a featured speaker at the Florida Heritage Book Festival in St. Augustine, Fl., on Saturday, Sept. 27th.
More information about the festival here: http://www.fhbookfest.com
The Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach featured Scott in March 2014:
The film series started March 20, and then each Thursday evening (except April 10) at 6:30 through April 17, the program includes John Cassavetes’ “Faces,” Shirley Clarke’s “Portrait of Jason,” D.A. Pennebaker’s “Don’t Look Back,” as well as films by Warhol. Stay tuned for Scott presenting another film series in 2015!
— Saturday, April 5: Scott appeared at the San Antonio Book Festival, and was interviewed at 11 a.m. by moderator Jim Mendiola. He signed books immediately after the interview.
— Sunday, April 13: Scott was at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. He was on a “Biography: Hollywood Legends” panel discussion on April 13, at 12:30 p.m. There was a book signing immediately following the panel, and he joined the Mysterious Galaxy Booth Signing at 3 p.m. that day, too.
— Monday, April 14: Scott was at the Larry Edmunds Bookshop at 6644 Hollywood Boulevard, at 7 p.m.
— Tuesday, April 15: Scott was a guest at the San Marino Friends of Crowell Public Library series, starting at 7 p.m. He spoke about his John Wayne biography, and then signed books.
—May 23-24: He was a featured speaker at the John Wayne festival in Winterset, Iowa.
— He appeared at the John Ford festival in Dublin, Ireland, in June.