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The Resource The way it was : my life with Frank Sinatra, Eliot Weisman and Jennifer Valoppi

The way it was : my life with Frank Sinatra, Eliot Weisman and Jennifer Valoppi

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The way it was : my life with Frank Sinatra
Title
The way it was
Title remainder
my life with Frank Sinatra
Statement of responsibility
Eliot Weisman and Jennifer Valoppi
Title variation
My life with Frank Sinatra
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Eliot Weisman worked with Frank Sinatra from 1975 up until Sinatra's death in 1998, and became one of the singer's most trusted confidantes and advisers. In this book, Weisman tells the story of the final years of the iconic entertainer from within his exclusive inner circle-- featuring original photos and filled with scintillating revelations that fans of all Sinatra stages-- from the crooner to the Duets-- will love" -- littlebrown.co.uk
  • "A candid and eye-opening inside look at the final decades of Sinatra's life, told by his longtime manager and friend, Eliot Weisman. By the time Weisman met Sinatra in 1976, he was already the Voice, a man who held sway over popular music and pop culture for forty years, who had risen to the greatest heights of fame and plumbed the depths of failure, all the while surviving with the trademark swagger that women pined for and men wanted to emulate. Passionate and generous on his best days, sullen and unpredictable on his worst, Sinatra invited Weisman into his inner circle, an honor that the budding celebrity manager never took for granted. Even when he was caught up in a legal net designed to snare Sinatra, Weisman went to prison rather than being coerced into telling prosecutors what they wanted to hear. With Weisman's help, Sinatra orchestrated in his final decades some of the most memorable moments of his career. There was the Duets album, which was Sinatra's top seller, the massive tours, such as Together Again, which featured a short-lived reunion of the Rat Pack--until Dean Martin, having little interest in reliving the glory days, couldn't handle it anymore--and the Ultimate Event Tour, which brought Liza Minelli and Sammy Davis Jr. on board and refreshed the much-needed lining of both their pocketbooks. Weisman also worked with many other acts, including Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormé, and an ungrateful Don Rickles, whom Weisman helped get out from under the mob's thumb. Over their years together, Weisman became a confidant to the man who trusted few, and he came to know Sinatra's world intimately: his wife, Barbara, who socialized with princesses and presidents and tried to close Sinatra off from his rough and tough friends such as Jilly Rizzo; Nancy Jr., who was closest to her dad; Tina, who aggressively battled for her and her siblings' rights to the Sinatra legacy and was most like her father; and Frank Jr., the child with the most fraught relationship with the legendary entertainer. Ultimately Weisman, who had become the executor of Sinatra's estate, was left alone to navigate the infighting and hatred between those born to the name and the wife who acquired it, when a mystery woman showed up and threatened to throw the family's future into jeopardy. Laden with surprising, moving, and revealing stories, The Way It Was also shows a side of Sinatra few knew. As a lion in winter, he was struggling with the challenges that come with old age, as well as memory loss, depression, and antidepressents. Weisman was by his side through it all, witness to a man who had towering confidence, staggering fearlessness, and a rarely seen vulnerability that became more apparent as his final days approached."--Dust jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10600941
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Weisman, Eliot
Dewey number
782.42164092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Valoppi, Jennifer
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True
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  • Sinatra, Frank
  • Weisman, Eliot
  • Singers
  • Actors
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Composers & Musicians
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
my life with Frank Sinatra
Label
The way it was : my life with Frank Sinatra, Eliot Weisman and Jennifer Valoppi
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn972386905
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
311 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316470087
Lccn
2017946386
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)972386905
Label
The way it was : my life with Frank Sinatra, Eliot Weisman and Jennifer Valoppi
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn972386905
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
311 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316470087
Lccn
2017946386
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)972386905

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