The Resource Deconstructing Sammy : [music, money, madness, and the mob], Matt Birkbeck, (electronic resource)

Deconstructing Sammy : [music, money, madness, and the mob], Matt Birkbeck, (electronic resource)

Label
Deconstructing Sammy : [music, money, madness, and the mob]
Title
Deconstructing Sammy
Title remainder
[music, money, madness, and the mob]
Statement of responsibility
Matt Birkbeck
Title variation
Sammy
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sammy Davis Jr. lived a storied life. Adored by millions over a six-decade-long career, he was considered an entertainment icon and a national treasure. But despite lifetime earnings that topped $50 million, Sammy died in 1990 near bankruptcy. His estate was declared insolvent, and there was no possibility of itever using Sammy's name or likeness again. It was as if Sammy had never existed. Years later his wife, Altovise, a once-vivacious woman and heir to one of the greatest entertainment legacies of the twentieth century, was living in poverty, and with nowhere else to go, she turned to a former federal prosecutor, Albert "Sonny" Murray, to make one last attempt to resolve Sammy's debts, restore his estate, and revive his legacy. For seven years Sonny probed Sammy's life to understand how someone of great notoriety and wealth could have lost everything, and in the process he came to understand Sammy as a man whose complexity makes for a riveting work of celebrity biography as cultural history. Matt Birkbeck's serious work of investigative journalism unveils the extraordinary story of an international celebrity at the center of a confluence of entertainment, politics, and organized crime, and shows how even Sammy's outsized talent couldn't save him from himself
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Birkbeck, Matt
Dewey number
792.7028092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
PerformerNote
Peter Jay Fernandez
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Fernandez, Peter Jay
  • hoopla digital
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Davis, Sammy
  • Entertainers
  • African American entertainers
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Deconstructing Sammy : [music, money, madness, and the mob], Matt Birkbeck, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11919793
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11919793
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11919793
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11919793
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Deconstructing Sammy : [music, money, madness, and the mob], Matt Birkbeck, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11919793
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11919793
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11919793
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11919793
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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