Scott Eyman spoke with Solzy at the Movies about his new book, 20th Century-Fox: Darryl F. Zanuck and the Creation of the Modern Film Studio. When did you first decide to write about the history of 20th Century-Fox? Scott Eyman: I thought it was among the most interesting studios, not the highest profile studio. But always interesting because there was such a demarcation point between the films that William Fox made when he was running…"Scott Eyman talks Darryl Zanuck, 20th-Century Fox"
Film historian and bestselling author Scott Eyman has done it again with 20th Century-Fox: Darryl F. Zanuck and the Creation of the Modern Studio. The story of the Hollywood studio can now be told after an era came to an end in 2020. If you didn’t read Vanda Krefft‘s brilliant biography on William Fox, Eyman sums up his life, the Fox Film Corporation, and his legal troubles. Zanuck really doesn’t come into the book’s picture…"20th Century-Fox: Scott Eyman Does It Again"
Scott Eyman is back with a new biography and what might be the definitive portrait of Cary Grant in Cary Grant: A Brilliant Disguise. Bringing Up Baby, His Girl Friday, and The Philadelphia Story are among the best romantic comedies of all time. Grant’s four films for Alfred Hitchcock–Notorious, Suspicion, To Catch a Thief, North by Northwest–still hold up today. The list of films go on and on, including Charade, the best film that Hitchcock…"Cary Grant: A Brilliant Disguise by Scott Eyman"
Ernst Lubitsch: Laughter in Paradise, written by film historian Scott Eyman, is the definitive biography of the To Be or Not To Be filmmaker. The first thing I took away in reading Eyman’s biography is that Lubitsch was considered to be “The Griffith of Europe.” Unfortunately, the filmmaker also emulated Griffith in more ways than one. This includes, sadly, wearing blackface as one of his characters. It’s sad and unfortunate because he was one of…"Ernst Lubitsch: Laughter in Paradise by Scott Eyman"
Film historian/author Scott Eyman delivers the definitive biography in Lion of Hollywood: The Life and Legend of Louis B. Mayer. In recent years, it’s hard to look at someone like Louis B. Mayer and not think of him in a similar way to Harvey Weinstein. Much of this probably has to do with Bosley Crowther’s books according to the epilogue. I’m not going to say that the two of them are similar in their ways. …"Lion of Hollywood by Scott Eyman"