Scott's Books


Charlie Chaplin vs. America: When Art, Sex, and Politics Collided (2023)


20th Century-Fox: Darryl F. Zanuck and the Creation of the Modern Film Studio (2021)

Cary Grant

Cary Grant: A Brilliant Disguise (2020)

Hank & Jim

Hank and Jim: The Fifty-Year Friendship of Henry Fonda and James Stewart (2017)


John Wayne: The Life and Legend (2014)

Empire of Dreams

Empire of Dreams: The Epic Life of Cecil B. DeMille (2010)

Lion of Hollywood

Lion of Hollywood: The Life and Legend of Louis B. Mayer (2005)


John Ford: The Searcher, The Complete Films 1984-1973 (2004)

Print The Legend

Print the Legend: The Life and Times of John Ford (1999)

Speed of Sound

The Speed of Sound: Hollywood and the Talkie Revolution, 1926-1930 (1997)


Ernst Lubitsch: Laughter in Paradise (1993)

Mary Pickford

Mary Pickford, America’s Sweetheart (1990)


Five American Cinematographers: Interviews with Karl Struss, Joseph Ruttenberg, James Wong Howe, Linwood Dunn and William H. Clothier (1987)

With Louis Giannetti:


Flashback: A Brief History of Film (1986)

With Robert Wagner:

Pieces of My Heart

Pieces of My Heart: A Life (2008)

You Must Remember This

You Must Remember This: Life and Style in Hollywood’s Golden Age (2014)

I Loved Her in the Movies

I Loved Her In the Movies: Memories of Hollywood’s Legendary Actresses (2016)