Appearances, book signings and book reviews

2020 Appearances:

As of now, Scott’s appearances for his new book, “Cary Grant: A Brilliant Disguise,” will be virtual, either filmed or in a podcast. We will link all that are available here, along with book reviews, which will be posted on the “Reviews of Scott’s Books” page on this site. Enjoy!

Check out Scott’s chat with Leonard Maltin and his daughter, Jessie Maltin. Scott and Leonard have been friends for more than 50 years, so they have fun whenever they catch up:

Scott spoke with “Stay Thirsty” magazine editor Dusty Sang and the results are this piece that appeared here:

Review from The Associated Press, Oct. 20, 2020 — on “Reviews & News” page

“Entertainment Weekly” interview with Scott, Oct. 20, 2020 — on “Reviews & News” page

Nov. 9, 2020: Scott and Lynn will kick off Palm Beach County’s Culture & Cocktail series for the season with an interview. Actually, Lynn will be interviewing Scott about his Cary Grant book! This virtual event is free to all, you just need to RSVP here:

— Scott is interviewed in a podcast for Nitrateville:

— The “Library Journal” review, Oct. 1, 2020 — on “Reviews & News” page

— The Wall Street Journal, Oct. 17, 2020 print edition review — Please see the “Reviews & News” page for the content of this review.

— Kirkus Review (*starred) —

— Ralph Lauren newsletter, Fall reading list

– interviewed Scott about his book:

–Closer weekly magazine ran an interview here:

–Christian Science Monitor included “Cary Grant” as one of it’s Ten Best Books of October:

–The website published this piece by Scott:

–Turner Classic Movies recommends “Cary Grant” here:

–Comedian and classic film fan Dennis Miller talks with Scott about his new book on “The Dennis Miller Option with Scott Eyman”:

2019 Appearances:

Here is the link to the talk Scott gave at the Norton Museum about the Dwight Cleveland’s movie poster exhibit:

Friday, Aug. 16; Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach:

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At 6 p.m. on Aug. 16, Scott will be talking about Hollywood and the art of movie posters at the newly renovated Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach.

The talk is free and open to the public as part of the museum’s Art After Dark on Fridays (admission is also free on Saturdays). The current movie poster exhibit is from collector Dwight Cleveland’s extensive collection, with more than 200 posters from all eras and multiple countries. Don’t miss seeing this impressive exhibit!

For more info, see the Norton’s website here:

Thursday, May 23 to Saturday, May 25; Cinevent ’51, Columbus, OH:

Attending and participating in this highly popular classic film convention each Memorial Day weekend has been a must-do for Scott for more than 40 years – since the beginning!

This year, Scott will be introducing some films and will have a book signing on Friday at 1:30 p.m., too. Please come and join the fun with the largest dealers room in the U.S. (i.e. SHOPPING!) and the largest live movie poster auction in the U.S. on May 25.

And, of course, there are the films, both silent and talkies. Live piano accompaniment, entertaining/interesting intros and the films run from morning till night. With a bit of time off for eating and sleeping.

If you haven’t attended a Cinevent convention and you love classic films, do yourself a favor and join Scott at his longest-running, favorite film festival!

All the info you need is here:

Thursday, Jan. 31, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Arts Garage, 94 NE 2nd St., Delray Beach, FL:

Join the conversation on film and insider stories about some of Hollywood’s greatest stars with New York Times bestselling author Scott Eyman, interviewed by Boca magazine editor Marie Speed.

Scott Eyman, the former literary and art critic for The Palm Beach Post, has authored 15 books, including the NYT Bestseller “John Wayne: The Life and Legend,” and two NYT Bestsellers with veteran actor Robert Wagner: “You Must Remember This” and “Pieces of My Heart.” His journalism and criticism work made him a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Scott has also written for The New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Chicago Tribune, as well as practically every film magazine.

Boca magazine is thrilled to partner with the Arts Garage in Delray Beach as the venue for this BOCA Chats event.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. to enjoy light bites & refreshments.

Chat starts at 6:30 p.m. followed by a Q&A.

2018 Appearances:

Saturday, April 14, 3 p.m.: Scott will be on stage with author Bruce Cameron (A Dog’s Purpose) at the Palm Beach Book Festival. The daylong festival of authors will be at the Palm Beach Convention Center. Scott will have a book signing there. You can buy tickets here: 

April 20-April 21: Little Rock, AR –– Scott will be a part of this celebration of the 50th publication anniversary of True Grit, by Charles Portis. There will be panels, film screenings and lots more. Scott will be talking about John Wayne, and will also host a book signing there. Come join the fun! More info here:

Thursday, April 26-Sunday, April 30: 2018 TCM Film Festival — Scott will be a featured guest at the TCM fest, participating in a panel discussion at the TCM Club, as well as introducing some films. There will be a book signing after the discussion.

Thursday, May 24-Sunday, May 29: Cinevent 2018 — Scott will be a featured guest at the 50th Cinevent in Columbus, Ohio. He attended most years of this festival, and is looking forward to celebrating its half-century mark. Great films, great classic film fans and terrific venue. He will have a book signing there.

2017 Appearances:

Profile of Scott in ‘Florida Weekly’

Here’s a link to a wonderful profile of Scott, written by Ron Hayes for the “Florida Weekly” newspaper.



Scott was at these events Nov. 5-Nov. 9:

  • Nov. 5 — 2 p.m., Larry Edmunds Bookshop, 6644 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles – short talk, book signing
  • Nov. 7 — 7 p.m., Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood – short talk, book signing
  • Nov. 8 — 7 p.m., Buena Vista Branch Library, 300 N. Buena Vista St., Burbanktalk, QA and book signing
  • Gear up for Scott Eyman appearances in New York City this weekend!

Scott will be at NYC’s Film Forum, introducing films starring Henry Fonda and Jimmy Stewart this coming weekend, Oct. 27-29. Check the schedule for specific appearances, stop by, say Hey, buy a book and watch a great film!

Jimmy Stewart and Henry Fonda in “Cheyenne Social Club”

Here’s the schedule – the films run Oct. 29-Nov. 16!

“Hank & Jim” publishes this week!

During the Lone Pine Western Film Festival, Scott sat down with Rob Word to talk about his new book, Fonda, Stewart and one certain film. Here’s the video chat:

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:

We hope to see Western fans there!

24th Buster Keaton Celebration – Iola, Kansas

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

‘Best Celebrity Author’

Scott Eyman was honored in Florida Weekly’s “Best Of” edition, as Best Celebrity Author. Thank you! Read more here:

Cinevent 2017

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.

Ernst Lubitsch Print the Legend Speed of Sound


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.

300-fonda-peter-081508They chatted about Peter’s father, Henry Fonda, on the 100th  anniversary year of Henry’s birth, in the TCM Club at the Roosevelt Hotel.

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:


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:

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.

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5 thoughts on “Appearances, book signings and book reviews

  1. I just finished reading John Wayne. I enjoyed every bit of it. My admiration of John Wayne has increased 100 Fold as a result of the excellent book and research done by Mr. Eyman. Earlier this year I happened to walk into a bookstore in San Francisco next door to my favorite coffee shop and I noticed the cover of John Wayne. Impulsively, I purchased the book and am so glad that I did. Now I’m gonna go get his book about another of my favorite actors, Robert Wagner. God bless you, Mr. Eyman. John Caldwell

  2. Good afternoon Mr. Eyman,
    We would be honored to have you speak at one our “Lunch and Learns” about “John Wayne: The Life and Legend.”

    I am Carey Reed, the membership director at the Palm Beach Yacht Club. Along with my membership duties, I love locating speakers for our “Lunch and Learn” series during our season. Our speakers are professionals in their fields who talk to our members for 20 to 30 minutes about their area of expertise. Lunch is then served followed by an interactive question and answer period.
    Our members are wealthy, well-educated and well-traveled. They love excellent food and service and are naturally curious and interactive with our “Lunch and Learn” speaker.

    Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, Carey

  3. Trying to reach Scott Eyman regarding some never seen before photo’s of John Wayne for his next book. 707-837-5037 Home . I would love to share these photo’s with him. Steve

  4. Scott Eyman,
    I very much enjoyed talking with you on the cruise several times and you signed four of your books for me. Thank you so much. One topic I wanted to discuss was the almost strange effect watching Cecil B. DeMille’s films have on me. I program movies at the West Seattle Senior Center two days a week and I scheduled DeMille’s, “Samson and Delilah about eight months ago. I think DeMille was doing things in the frame(it is stuffed most of the time) and with his editing that affects the subconsious. The feeling I definitely had after watching it was that there was far more to the movie than met the eye.
    Keep writing your wonderful books. I just finished reading your silent to sound treatment and it was so enjoyable, I thought it was too short. Out of the six I have read, the DeMille biography is the best because of the history and philosofy and religious scope that is there.

    Terry Holm(The Movie within a Movie Guy-NXNX) 206-768-1135

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