Frank Sinatra : an American legend

by Sinatra, Nancy.

Format: Print Book 1995
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Music - Open Stacks q ML420.S565 S63 1995
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Music - Open Stacks
Call Number  q ML420.S565 S63 1995
Coraopolis Memorial Library Audiovisual
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Collection  Audiovisual
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Penn Hills Library Oversize q 782.42 SIN
Location  Penn Hills Library
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Upper St. Clair Township Library Storage 782.4216 SIN
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Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "As part of the hoopla surrounding Frank Sinatra's upcoming eightieth birthday, daughter Nancy has assembled this scrapbook-style overview of her father's more than 50-year career. In chronological entries, it traces Sinatra's life from his birth in Hoboken, New Jersey, through what may well be his final concert given earlier this year. Unlike Will Friedwald's recent critical study of Frank's musical legacy, Sinatra! , Nancy's obviously partisan take gives equal treatment to Sinatra as movie star, sex symbol, and cultural icon, and it serves as an apologia for his Mob ties and loutish treatment of various reporters and women over the years. It pretty much rehashes all the standard elements of the Sinatra legend, affording surprisingly few new revelations and relatively little insight. The treats for Frankophiles, however, are the accompanying 400 photos, many taken from the family collection, and plenty of quotations from Sinatra's friends, associates, and the man himself--which, since he has said he's not going to pen an autobiography, may be his last words on his career. Friedwald offers far more substance, but Nancy's loving volume is more appropriate for those interested in Sinatra the phenomenon rather than the artist. (Reviewed Sept. 15, 1995)1881649687Gordon Flagg"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Singer Nancy Sinatra calls her father ``a maverick who lives by rigid codes. A winner who feels connected to losers,'' and this unabashedly affectionate tribute is a moving portrait of an individualist both as man and as artist. Frank Sinatra's recording, performing, acting and personal activities unfold here month by month, year by year, in diary-like, dated entries decked out with some 400 color and b&w photographs, including many from the family's private archives. Interviews with or quotes from the 79-year-old himself, memorabilia, letters, insets and recollections by friends, lovers, co-stars (Sammy Davis Jr., Burt Lancaster, Mitch Miller, Sammy Cahn, ex-wives Mia Farrow and Ava Gardner, etc.) round out this album. Included is an illustrated, heavily annotated filmography of his 50-year screen career. Every serious Sinatra fan will want to own this volume, a visual knockout. 250,000 first printing; $250,000 ad/promo; first serial to Life magazine; author tour. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Sinatra, Frank, -- 1915-1998 -- Chronology.
Singers -- United States -- Biography.
Actors -- United States -- Biography.
Publisher Santa Monica, CA :General Pub. Group,1995
Language English
Description 368 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Bibliography Notes Includes filmography (pages [328]-359) and index.
ISBN 1881649687
1881649695 (collector's ed.)
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