Frank Sinatra, The Boudoir Singer: All the Gossip Unfit to Print from the Glory Days of Ol' Blue Eyes

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Every time I sing a song, I'm actually making love on stage. Call me 'The Boudoir Singer,' or so claimed Frank Sinatra. The crooner's career spanned more than half a century, earning him millions of fans. His boudoir conquests involved some of the most stunning women of the 20th century. But exactly who was this mercurial, enigmatic man? Darwin Porter, America's leading chronicler of Golden Age Hollywood, turns over more than a few boulders in Sinatra's secret garden, especially for those who thought they'd heard...

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Frank Sinatra, The Boudoir Singer: All the Gossip Unfit to Print from the Glory Days of Ol' Blue Eyes

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Overview

Every time I sing a song, I'm actually making love on stage. Call me 'The Boudoir Singer,' or so claimed Frank Sinatra. The crooner's career spanned more than half a century, earning him millions of fans. His boudoir conquests involved some of the most stunning women of the 20th century. But exactly who was this mercurial, enigmatic man? Darwin Porter, America's leading chronicler of Golden Age Hollywood, turns over more than a few boulders in Sinatra's secret garden, especially for those who thought they'd heard it all. For the compilation of this compendium of show-biz scandal, Darwin Porter, former bureau chief and entertainment columnist for The Miami Herald, drew upon a treaure trove of celebrity contacts he accumulated over the decades.

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“Authors Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince prove once again that the major stars had sex lives —wild, crazy, dirty sex lives, and the Sinatra book is full of these stories. It’s amazing how much they kept out of the gossip columns back in the day. There’s so many astonishing tales, like the story that Frank carried suitcases full of cash from Havana as a favor to the Mob, or the whole chapter detailing the roller coaster ride that was his marriage to Ava Gardner. The chapter about Billie Holliday and her tragic death proves that the authors can depict moving, sad moments as well. And I just loved it every time Frank punched a member of the press, which was often. I like to think that if Frank were still alive, he’d be taking a swing at both Darwin and Danforth for spilling so many juicy, juicy secrets! A must-read if you love gossip, sex, Sinatra, or just a good story told well.”

—Paul Bellini, FAB magazine, Toronto

“With this sizzling book, Blood Moon scores again—as did Frank Sinatra, the serial womanizer whose innumerable sexual conquests frame a lusty peephole account of the acclaimed crooner's life. More than a mere biography, Sinatra: The Boudoir Singer (and never was a title more apropos!) tracks the Hoboken-born performer's rise, fall, and rise again while serving up deep dish on scenes ranging from Manhattan's jazz clubs to Grace Kelly's Monaco, from Havana's pre-Castro sexual playground to the battleground that was Sinatra's tempestuous relationship with Ava Gardner.”

—Richard Labonté, Books to Watch Out For and Q-Syndicate

“Every page turn of this book is brimming over with shocking situations and scandalous stories. Authors Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince have excelled themselves with this their latest publication. This book is like a pressure cooker that’s just blown its lid, answering in full many mysterious down and dirty questions that have been blurred about O’Blue Eyes for decades. It’s hotter and spicier than the hottest Indian curry dish—reading this book is a tumultuous and amazing experience! Warning alert—this book is not for the faint hearted!”

—David H. W. Hartnell, MNZM

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936003198
  • Publisher: Blood Moon Productions
  • Publication date: 11/8/2011
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 502,991
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

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