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His Way

Author : Kitty Kelley
Publisher : Bantam
Page : 690 pages
File Size : 44,7 Mb
Release : 2010-12-28
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780553386189

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His Way by Kitty Kelley Pdf

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • With a new afterword by the author in honor of Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday This is the book that Frank Sinatra tried—but failed—to keep from publication, and it’s easy to understand why. This unauthorized biography goes behind the iconic myth of Sinatra to expose the well-hidden side of one of the most celebrated—and elusive—public figures of our time. Celebrated journalist Kitty Kelley spent three years researching government documents (Mafia-related material, wiretaps, and secret testimony) and interviewing more than 800 people in Sinatra’s life (family, colleagues, law-enforcement officers, friends). The result is a stunning, often shocking exposé of a man as tortured as he was talented, as driven to self-destruction as he was to success. Featuring a new afterword by the author, this fully documented, highly detailed biography—filled with revealing anecdotes—is the penetrating story of the explosively controversial and undeniably multitalented legend who ruled the entertainment industry for fifty years and continues to fascinate to this day. Praise for His Way “The most eye-opening celebrity biography of our time.”—The New York Times “A compelling page-turner . . . Kitty Kelley’s book has made all future Sinatra biographies virtually redundant.”—Los Angeles Herald Examiner

Sessions with Sinatra

Author : Charles L. Granata
Publisher : Chicago Review Press
Page : 257 pages
File Size : 50,8 Mb
Release : 2003-10-01
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781613742815

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Featuring 100 photographs of Frank Sinatra working with orchestras and arrangers, listening to playbacks, and, of course, singing, this book tells the whole story of how he created the Sinatra sound and translated the most intense personal emotions into richly worked-out songs of unrivalled expressiveness. One of the thrills of listening to Sinatra is wondering how he did it—and this book explains it all, bringing the dedicated fan and the casual music lover alike into the recording studio to witness the fascinating working methods he introduced and mastered in his quest for recorded perfection. Revealed is how, in addition to introducing and perfecting a unique vocal style, Sinatra was also his own in-studio producer—personally supervising every aspect of his recordings, from choosing the songs and arrangers to making minute adjustments in microphone placement.

Sinatra

Author : James Kaplan
Publisher : Anchor
Page : 994 pages
File Size : 45,5 Mb
Release : 2016-10-25
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780307946935

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Sinatra by James Kaplan Pdf

One of the Best Books of the Year The Washington Post • Los Angeles Times • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel The story of Frank Sinatra’s second act, Sinatra finds the Chairman on top of the world, riding high after an Oscar victory—and firmly reestablished as the top recording artist of his day. Following Sinatra from the mid-1950s to his death in 1998, Kaplan uncovers the man behind the myth, revealing by turns the peerless singer, the (sometimes) powerful actor, the business mogul, the tireless lover, and—of course—the close associate of the powerful and infamous. It was in these decades that the enduring legacy of Frank Sinatra was forged, and Kaplan vividly captures “Ol’ Blue Eyes” in his later years. The sequel to the New York Times best-selling Frank, here is the concluding volume of the definitive biography of "The Entertainer of the Century."

Sinatra and Me

Author : Tony Oppedisano,Mary Jane Ross
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 320 pages
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Release : 2022-06-28
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781982151799

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Sinatra and Me by Tony Oppedisano,Mary Jane Ross Pdf

"An intimate, revealing portrait of Frank Sinatra-from the man closest to the famous singer during the last decade of his life. More than a hundred books have been written about legendary crooner and actor Frank Sinatra. Every detail of his life seems to captivate: his career, his romantic relationships, his personality, his businesses, his style. But a hard-to-pin-down quality has always clung to him-a certain elusiveness that emerges again and again in retrospective depictions. Until now. From Sinatra's closest confidant and an eventual member of his management team, Tony Oppedisano, comes an extraordinarily intimate look at the singing idol. Deep into the night, for more than two thousand nights, Frank and Tony would converse-about music, family, friends, great loves, achievements and successes, failures and disappointments, the lives they'd led, the lives they wished they'd led. In these full-disclosure conversations, Sinatra spoke of his close yet complex relationship with his father, his conflicts with record companies, his carousing in Vegas, his love affairs with some of the most beautiful women of his era, his triumphs on some of the world's biggest stages, his complicated relationships with his talented children, and, most important, his dedication to his craft. Toward the end, no one was closer to the singer than Oppedisano, who kept his own rooms at the Sinatra residences for many years, often brokered difficult conversations between family members, and held the superstar entertainer's hand when he drew his last breath. Featuring never-before-seen photos and offering startlingly fresh anecdotes and new revelations that center on some of the most famous people of the past fifty years-including Jackie Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Sam Giancana, Madonna, and Bono-Sinatra and Me pulls back the curtain to reveal a man whom history has, in many ways, gotten wrong"--

Frank Sinatra

Author : Ziggy Watson
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 91 pages
File Size : 51,5 Mb
Release : 2018-03-12
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1980542171

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Frank Sinatra: A Frank Sinatra Biography Frank Sinatra is the 20th century's greatest male singer and its not particularly close. His relaxed and easy performance style mixed with his famous wit has made him a household name worldwide, some 50 years after his peak. There are few that can hold a candle to him and even fewer that try. His imitators are numerous and his influence is unavoidable. This is the story of a young Italian boy living in New Jersey who dreamed of something bigger and had the gumption to do out and get it. There are surely competitors. Bing Crosby, in particular, was the man that inspired Sinatra to become a singer in the first place. But Sinatra was talented enough to take what Crosby laid out and grow from itcreating something that had never been seen before. Sinatra did all this without any formal training in music and without the virtuosity that was seemingly necessary before his rise. Thats not to say his work wasnt complex or meaningful, on the contrary, the emotion that he offered for the pieces he sang could be felt in every syllable. Above all, he had a voice. But, he also lived a life that was his own and made sure everyone knew it. He was an iconic musical figure in three different decades. He was Frank Sinatra. Sinatra lived a life of relative wonder upon being discovered as a part of a jazz group in the 1940s. But Frank was always one to stand out of the group. There were other singers in his contemporary periods that had more talent, more natural ability. But there was no one who had the draw quite like Sinatra.

Frank Sinatra

Author : Jeanne Fuchs,Ruth Prigozy
Publisher : University Rochester Press
Page : 192 pages
File Size : 51,7 Mb
Release : 2007
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 1580462510

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Frank Sinatra by Jeanne Fuchs,Ruth Prigozy Pdf

A celebration of Sinatra's enduring impact on American entertainment and cultural life. For nearly sixty years, Frank Sinatra [1915-98] triumphed in concert, in the recording studio, on television, and on the big screen, refashioning his image to suit the temper of the times. Sinatra did it "his way," remaining bothelusive and alluring, and appealing to men and women alike. This collection analyzes the qualities that ensured Sinatra's staying power: his impeccable musicality, his charisma, his tough-mindedness, and even his peccadilloes. The contributors to this volume evaluate Sinatra's impact on all areas of entertainment, and examine many of the cultural forces he influenced and was influenced by, including Bing Crosby, Elvis, the "Beats," the Beatles, and Rock 'n' Roll. What emerges is a portrait of an artist, entertainment icon, and legendary symbol of popular culture. This appreciation of the Sinatra phenomenon celebrates his enduring impact on American entertainment and cultural life. Contributors: Blaine Allan, Samuel L. Chell, David Finck, Joseph Fioravanti Jeanne Fuchs, Philip Furia, Roger Gilbert, Ruth Prigozy, Walter Raubicheck, Lisa Jo Sagolla, Ron Simon, Arnold Jay Smith, James F. Smith, Patric M. Verrone, David Wild Jeanne Fuchs is Professor Emerita of Comparative Literature and Languages at Hofstra University; Ruth Prigozy is Professor of English at Hofstra University.

A Man and His Art

Author : Frank Sinatra
Publisher : Random House (NY)
Page : 136 pages
File Size : 43,9 Mb
Release : 1991
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0394582977

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A Man and His Art by Frank Sinatra Pdf

A spectacular gift from Old Blue Eyes to his fans: 60 original Frank Sinatra paintings, collected for the first time in one magnificent volume. The legendary singer and Academy Award-winning actor has been a serious painter for more than 20 years, and these oil and acrylic reproductions offer unique insights into this enigmatic performer. 60 full-color illustrations.

Frank Sinatra

Author : David Morrell
Publisher : David Morrell
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 51,7 Mb
Release : 2013-01-24
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781937760243

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Frank Sinatra by David Morrell Pdf

David Morrell isn’t only an acclaimed thriller author and the creator of Rambo in his novel First Blood. He’s also a former professor of American Studies who writes in-depth profiles about film and music legends. Frank Sinatra’s dramatic life sometimes upstaged his genius. Although he was the greatest interpretive singer of the recording era, some commentators emphasize his boozing, brawling, and womanizing rather than his brilliance as a performer, or else they take his brilliance for granted rather than attempt to explain it. In FRANK SINATRA: THE ARTIST AND HIS MUSIC, award-winning author David Morrell discusses the talent and determination that led Sinatra to progress from being a singing waiter to becoming the Chairman of the Board. Many Sinatra fans might be surprised to learn that this intensely autobiographical singer had a face that was permanently scarred from birth. They might also be surprised that, despite the legend that he was a “natural” singer, Sinatra took vocal lessons from a Metropolitan Opera singer. In his formative years, he invented a new way for singers to breathe and used this amazing technique to channel his self-described manic-depression into interpreting songs as they had never been done before. These are only some of the topics that David Morrell analyzes in his rare approach to this powerful singer’s craft. Based on more than forty years of listening and reading, Morrell provides an in-depth analysis of Sinatra’s musical career. After you read it, you might never listen to Sinatra or any other singer the same way again.

The Frank Sinatra Fake Book (Songbook)

Author : Frank Sinatra
Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
Page : 337 pages
File Size : 50,9 Mb
Release : 2010-12-01
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781458442017

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The Frank Sinatra Fake Book (Songbook) by Frank Sinatra Pdf

(Fake Book). Over 200 classics from the Chairman of the Board, arranged in fake book format! Features melody, lyrics & chords for keyboard, vocal ad all C instruments, for hits such as: All the Things You Are * The Best Is Yet to Come * Don't Take Your Love from Me * Easy to Love * A Foggy Day (In London Town) * The Good Life * High Hopes * I Could Write a Book * I Get a Kick Out of You * I've Got a Crush on You * I've Got You Under My Skin * In the Still of the Night * It Was a Very Good Year * The Lady Is a Tramp * Love and Marriage * My Kind of Town (Chicago Is) * Night and Day * One for My Baby (And One More for the Road) * Ring-A-Ding Ding * Somethin' Stupid * Stardust * That Old Feeling * The Very Thought of You * The Way You Look Tonight * Witchcraft * You Make Me Feel So Young * Young at Heart * and scores more!

Sinatra

Author : J. Randy Taraborrelli
Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
Page : 560 pages
File Size : 49,5 Mb
Release : 2015-08-11
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781455530588

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Sinatra by J. Randy Taraborrelli Pdf

In 1997, Taraborrelli's bestselling Sinatra: Behind the Legend captivated audiences with a never-before seen look at the life of an icon through six years of research and over 425 interviews with associates, friends and lovers. Now, Taraborrelli is back with a completely new and updated lens. Fans of Sinatra--old and new--will be able to delve into the private life and controversy of a musician whose career spans decades. From show business, struggles with depression, his many romances and attaining the American dream, Sinatra's story delivers a captivating and humanizing portrait of the legend for a new age. Taraborrelli is known for capturing and penning the untold stories of icons such as the Hiltons, Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe, Diana Ross and the Kennedys. He has written a page-turning biography of an extremely talented, sometimes troubled, always fascinating man: the one and only Frank Sinatra.

Frank Sinatra

Author : Nancy Sinatra
Publisher : Stoddart
Page : 383 pages
File Size : 43,7 Mb
Release : 1995
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 1575441152

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Frank Sinatra by Nancy Sinatra Pdf

Offers a detailed look at the film actor and singer's life by his daughter

Frank

Author : James Kaplan
Publisher : Anchor
Page : 802 pages
File Size : 54,6 Mb
Release : 2011-11-01
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780767924238

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Frank by James Kaplan Pdf

Frank Sinatra was the best-known entertainer of the twentieth century—infinitely charismatic, lionized and notorious in equal measure. But despite his mammoth fame, Sinatra the man has remained an enigma. Now James Kaplan brings deeper insight than ever before to the complex psyche and turbulent life behind that incomparable voice, from Sinatra’s humble beginning in Hoboken to his fall from grace and Oscar-winning return in From Here to Eternity. Here at last is the biographer who makes the reader feel what it was really like to be Frank Sinatra—as man, as musician, as tortured genius.

Mr. S

Author : George Jacobs,William Stadiem
Publisher : Zondervan
Page : 274 pages
File Size : 41,5 Mb
Release : 2009-04-25
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780061913884

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Mr. S by George Jacobs,William Stadiem Pdf

"Mr. S: My Life with Frank Sinatra, by former valet-aide George Jacobs with an oh-so-able assist by William Stadiem, has at least five quotable and shocking remarks about the famous on every page. The fifteen years Jacobs toiled for Frank produces a classic of its genre -- a gold-star gossip-lover's dream.... "The rest is showbiz history as it was, and only Ava Gardner, Humphrey Bogart, and Betty Bacall are spared. Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, Juliet Prowse, Noel Coward, Cole Porter, Mia Farrow, Elvis Presley, Swifty Lazar, Dean Martin, Peggy Lee, Sammy Davis Jr., Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, Jimmy van Heusen, Edie Goetz, Peter Lawford, and all of the Kennedys come in for heaping portions of 'deep dish,' served hot. Sordid, trashy, funny, and so rat-a-tat with its smart inside info and hip instant analysis that some of it seems too good to be true....

Frank Sinatra

Author : John Frayn Turner
Publisher : Taylor Trade Publications
Page : 246 pages
File Size : 49,7 Mb
Release : 2004
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 1589791452

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Frank Sinatra by John Frayn Turner Pdf

Fresh and objective-and not obsessed with mafia allegations--it is a book about Sinatra the good guy as well as the bad. From his himble beginnings in working class Hoboken, to his start in the business singing with Harry and James and Tommy Dorsey.

Frank Sinatra

Author : Spencer Leigh
Publisher : McNidder and Grace Limited
Page : 693 pages
File Size : 48,7 Mb
Release : 2015-09-25
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780857160881

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Frank Sinatra by Spencer Leigh Pdf

Frank Sinatra: An Extraordinary Lifeis a definitive account of Frank Sinatra's life and career. With unique material and exclusive interviews with fellow musicians, promoters and friends, the acclaimed author Spencer Leigh has written a compelling biography of one of the world's biggest stars. With remarkable stories about Sinatra on every page, and an exceptional cast of characters, readers will wonder how Sinatra ever found time to make records. If this book were a work of fiction, most people would think it far-fetched