Frank Sinatra, The Boudoir Singer : All the Gossip Unfit to Print from the Glory Days of Ol' Blue Eyes
Frank Sinatra's career spanned more than half a century, earning him millions of fans. His influence on popular music in the 20th century was unsurpassed. But exactly what was this mercurial, enigmatic man really up to?
You would think that there were no stones left unturned in one of the most heavily chronicled lives of any entertainer. But Darwin Porter, America's leading celebrity chronicler of Golden Age Hollywood, manages to turn over more than a few boulders in Sinatra's secret garden. After all, Sinatra lived in an era when "inconvenient truths" were conveniently (and systematically) buried.
The "Stranger in the Night" international icon had it all--fame, untold riches, stunningly beautiful women, the world for a playground. "That's Life" was lived not in the sun, but in shadows. Pleasure became debauchery, mood swings turned violent, joy brought pain, and triumphs tragedy. Within the pages of this book, one of the most controversial, elusive figures of the 20th century emerges as "The Man Behind the Myth."
For The Boudoir Singer, Porter drew upon a treasure trove of celebrity contacts over the decades and the so-called "little people" (room service waiters, bartenders, Las Vegas call girls, etc.) who surrounded Sinatra throughout his life.
Co-authored with Danforth Prince, Frank Sinatra, The Boudoir Singer, the latest in Blood Moon's Babylon Series, answers many mysterious questions that have puzzled the public for decades.
The text is illustrated with hundreds of photographs, many being published in book form for the first time. Sinatra's life is revealed not just in his music, but in words and pictures, many of them embarrassingly candid.
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Blood Moon Productions
July 01, 2011
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