54: Sinatra

54: Sinatra

Feb 21, 1997
Stories, tributes, and attempts to understand the Chairman of the Board.
  • Michael Ventura, who grew up Sicilian in New York, says that as a kid he thought Sinatra was in his family. His book The Death of Frank Sinatra is not really about Sinatra. It's about men like Ventura, who drew part of their style and sense of self from Frank. He reads from the only section in the book where Sinatra actually appears: an account of a Sinatra concert, circa 1994. He says he wanted to write about the older Sinatra because the older Sinatra contains all the ages of Sinatra. All of them come forward when he sings. (12 minutes)LiteratureMusic
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    • "Angel Eyes", Frank Sinatra on his 80th birthday

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