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November 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
In-Person: An Evening with Scott Eyman
Books & Books presents…
AN EVENING WITH SCOTT EYMAN
(Simon & Schuster, $29.99)
Friday, November 3rd, 7:00 PM | Books & Books, Coral Gables
Books & Books is thrilled to present an evening with bestselling author Scott Eyman discussing his engaging book: Charlie Chaplin vs. America: When Art, Sex, and Politics Collided (Simon & Schuster, $29.99).
This event is FREE and open to the public and books will be available for purchase the night of the event. Please RSVP only if you intend to join us.
About the Book:
The remarkable, must-read story of Charlie Chaplin’s years of exile from the United States during the postwar Red Scare, and how it ruined his film career, from bestselling biographer Scott Eyman.
Bestselling Hollywood biographer and film historian Scott Eyman tells the story of Charlie Chaplin’s fall from grace. In the aftermath of World War Two, Chaplin was criticized for being politically liberal and internationalist in outlook. He had never become a US citizen, something that would be held against him as xenophobia set in when the postwar Red Scare took hold.
Politics aside, Chaplin had another problem: his sexual interest in young women. He had been married three times and had had numerous affairs. In the 1940s, he was the subject of a paternity suit, which he lost, despite blood tests that proved he was not the father. His sexuality became a convenient way for those who opposed his politics to condemn him. Refused permission to return to the US from a trip abroad, he settled in Switzerland, and made his last two films in London
In Charlie Chaplin vs. America, bestselling author Scott Eyman explores the life and times of the movie genius who brought us such masterpieces as City Lights and Modern Times. This is a perceptive, insightful portrait of Chaplin and of an America consumed by political turmoil.
About the Author:
Scott Eyman was formerly the literary critic at The Palm Beach Post and is the author or coauthor of sixteen books, including the bestseller John Wayne and Pieces of My Heart and You Must Remember This with actor Robert Wagner. Eyman also writes book reviews for The Wall Street Journal, and has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Chicago Tribune. He and his wife, Lynn, live in West Palm Beach.