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

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

by Darwin Porter, Danforth Prince

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781936003204
Publisher: Blood Moon Productions
Publication date: 11/01/2011
Series: Blood Moon's Babylon Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 1,059,468
File size: 39 MB
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About the Author

As an aspiring teenage journalist based in Miami, Darwin Porter made Sinatra-watching one of his life's missions. This anthology of the most notorious aspects of Ol' Blue Eyes took decades to compile.

President and founder of Blood Moon Productions, co-author Danforth Prince is a former employee of the New York Times and a resident of New York City.

Table of Contents

Frank Sinatra 1 The Skinny Kid from Hoboken

Frank and Nancy Barbato 9
His Cheating Heart

Young Frank Meets Cole Porter 15
“Just One of Those?Things”

Frank and the Big Band Sounds of Harry James 21
With Burt Lancaster

Frank and the Lady Who Sang the Blues 27
Billie Holiday

Julie Sinatra 35
Frank’s Mysterious Daughter

Frank and Nancy 41
Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

Barbara Stanwyck 47
Nancy’s Friend, Frank’s Rival

The Big Band Sound of 51
Frank vs. Tommy Dorsey

Young Frank—Seducing the Songbirds of the Big Band Era 67
Connie Haines, Jo Stafford, and Peggy Lee

Peter Lawford 79
The Forgotten Rat Packer

Frank Sinatra’s Mobster Mambo 91
Hot Tropical Nights with the Mafia

Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin 105
Sloppy Seconds

Frank, Ava Gardner, and?Lena Horne 115
Stormy Weather for the Barefoot Contessa

Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland 121
Over the Rainbow

Shoot ‘Em Up, Frank and Ava 127
The Sinatras Get Trigger-Happy

Frank &?Ava 133
Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered

Frank, Ava, Their Marriage 155
and the Kids Who Never Were

Her Serene Highness, the Princess of Monaco 165 Frank Gets Down and Dirty with Grace Kelly

Howard Hughes, Billionaire 171
and How He Ordered the Murder of Frank Sinatra

Frank’s Sex Triangle with Ava and Lana, 177
What Really Happened That Night in Palm Springs

Frank’s Suicide Attempts 189
and His Rocky Comeback Trail

Child Molesting With Frank and Natalie Wood 195
A Hollywood Story

Frank Was Too Big for His Pants? 205
Was It True?

How Frank Raped the Gabors 213
and Envied Rubirosa’s Penis

Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra 223
Love on the Rebound

Black, One-Eyed, and Jewish 237
Sammy Davis Jr.

Sinatra “Plots” to Kill One President 245
And to “Save” Another

Frank and Elizabeth Taylor 249
Their Aborted Love Child

Sinatra and His Fellow Rats 257
High-Octane American Machismo

How Frank Struck Out With 269
Joltin’ Joe DiMaggio

Eva Bartok 279
“My Love Child with Frank”

Frank and “Bogie’s Baby” 287
Lauren Bacall:?Jilted at the Altar

Frank, Lana Turner, Adultery, and Murder 297
Who Killed Johnny Stompanato?

How Frank Pimped S&M?Pinup Queen Bettie Page 309
to Then-Senator from Massachussetts, John F. Kennedy

How Frank Pimped his Gun Moll 315
To the President of the United States

Juliet Prowse, Frank’s Engagement to 329
“The Sexiest Dancer I’ve Ever Seen”

The Rat Pack Becomes 335
The Jack (JFK)?Pack

Frank, Elvis Presley, and Juliet Prowse 347
Size Does Matter

Frank and Mia Farrow 357
The Swinger and the Teeny-Bopper

“Deep Throat” Gets Personal 367
Porn Star Linda Lovelace Meets the Rat Pack

Frank and “The Showgirl from Hell” 377
Barbara Marx

Frank and Jackie 387
Romancing the First Lady

Frank and the G.O.P 395
Very Strange Bedfellows

Frank Sinatra and the Reagans 403
A Love Triangle

Death and Eternity 415
Facing the Final Curtain

About the Authors 421
Index 425

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