John Wayne Biographer, Former Palm Beach Post Writer Scott Eyman Talks About "The Duke"

Scott Eyman's retirement from the Palm Beach Post was a great loss to the paper. He was far and away its most sophisticated writer on cultural matters, serving as film critic, then books editor and art critic.

In his spare time, he turned out 13 books, most notably a series of epic studies of the titans of Hollywood's Golden Age, including directors John Ford and Ernst Lubitsch and studio chief Louis B. Mayer.

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