2014 Symposium

In Conversation with Scott Eyman



Venue: Gresham Hotel

Date: Saturday, 7th June 2014

Time: 4.00pm




Award winning author and journalist Scott Eyman will be the subject of an In Conversation With...event at this year’s Symposium to discuss his latest critically acclaimed and New York Times best-selling book, John Wayne: The Life and Legend.


The book details Wayne’s life and career and traces The Duke from early childhood to his stardom in Stagecoach and the films and subsequent legacy which followed after that. The book also perceptively analyzes Wayne’s relationship with Ford, the director and great friend with whom he is most associated and who made some of Wayne’s greatest films, among them She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, The Quiet Man, The Searchers and Stagecoach. An intimate and rewarding insight into the life of an enduring Hollywood legend, the book has received unanimous critical praise from key publications such as The Times, Publishers Weekly, The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times who described it as “deeply researched and totally absorbing” and from legendary director Peter Bogdanovich who praised the book in The New York Times calling it “an insider’s journey...authoritative and enormously engaging”.

Eyman is also the author of the essential Ford biography, Print the Legend: The Life and Times of John Ford, and has written over a dozen books centered around the Hollywood system, including biographies of Ingmar Bergman, Cecil B. De Mille, Louis B.Mayer and Ernst Lubitsch. Eyman has additionally written two books with veteran actor Robert Wagner, The New York Times bestsellers, You Must Remember This (2014) and Pieces of My Heart (2008). He has contributed commentary tracks for DVD re-issues of several of Ford’s films including My Darling Clementine and Stagecoach.

Eyman who describes John Ford as “America’s Tribal poet”, will discuss Wayne’s collaboration and unique relationship with Ford at this event, essential for anyone with an interest in either director or actor, which will be followed by a Q&A.


This event will be preceeded by a signing of Eyman's New York Times best-selling book, John Wayne: The Life and Legend, in Easons book store, O'Connell Street, Dublin at 2pm.