With the November 2017 publication of “Hank & Jim,” Scott Eyman has authored 15 books, including the NYT Bestseller “John Wayne: The Life and Legend,” (published 2014) and two NYT Bestsellers with veteran actor Robert Wagner: “You Must Remember This” (published March 2014) and “Pieces of My Heart” (published 2008). “Hank & Jim” is about the 50-year friendship between Henry Fonda and Jimmy Stewart.
His third book with Robert Wagner, “I Loved Her in the Movies,” was published in November 2016. 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.
Scott was the 2014 recipient of the National Board of Review William K. Everson Award for Film History for his body of work. His journalism and criticism work made him a Pulitzer Prize finalist. He’s won multiple writing awards for his feature writing, film and literary criticism.
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.” In 2014, he co-hosted with TCM Host Robert Osborne for a week on Turner Classic Movies, when the channel ran 24 hours of John Wayne every day. He’s appeared as a guest on the TCM Classic Cruises, at the TCM Film Fest, at Lone Star Western Film Festival, the NYC Film Forum, and the Buster Keaton Festival, among others.
Scott also writes pieces for Film Comment, as well as book reviews for The Wall Street Journal. He 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.