Lady Blue Eyes: My Life with Frank

Lady Blue Eyes: My Life with Frank

by Barbara Sinatra
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Lady Blue Eyes: My Life with Frank by Barbara Sinatra

Barbara Sinatra’s first public love letter to the husband she adored, she celebrates the sensational singer, possessive mate, sexy heartthrob, and devoted friend that she found in Frank in Lady Blue Eyes.

For more than two decades, Barbara was always by Frank Sinatra's side, traveling the globe and hosting glittering events for their famous friends, including presidents, kings, queens, Hollywood royalty, and musical legends.  Among them were Sammy Davis, Jr., Princess Grace of Monaco, Bob Dylan, and Ronald Reagan. Each night, as Frank publicly wooed his bride with love songs from a concert stage, she’d fall in love with him all over again.
From her own humble beginnings in a small town in Missouri to her time as a fashion model and her marriage to Zeppo Marx, Barbara Sinatra reveals a life lived with passion, conviction, and grace. A founder of the Miss Universe pageant and a onetime Vegas showgirl, she raised her only son almost single-handedly in often dire circumstances until, after five years of tempestuous courtship, she and Frank committed to each other wholeheartedly. In stories that leap off the page, she takes us behind the scenes of her iconic husband’s legendary career and paints an intimate portrait of a man who was variously generous, jealous, witty, and wicked. Coupled with revealing insights about many of Frank’s celebrated songs, this is much more than the story of a showbiz marriage. It is a story of passion and of a deep and lifelong love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307382344
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 02/28/2012
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 156,271
Product dimensions: 5.22(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.93(d)

About the Author

BARBARA ANN SINATRA was Frank Sinatra's wife and steadfast companion for more than twenty years. She is the founder of the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center, and she devotes much of her personal and professional energy to numerous philanthropies. A proud mother and grandmother, Barbara lived in California until her death in 2017.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Prologue: A Very Good Year 1

1 The House I Live In 7

2 New York, New York 25

3 Luck Be a Lady 43

4 All or Nothing at All 59

5 Fly Me to the Moon 77

6 Angel Eyes 101

7 Where the Air Is Rarefied 123

8 The Tender Trap 143

9 Love and Marriage 165

10 You Make Me Feel So Young 183

11 Come Rain or Come Shine 209

12 I Get a Kick Out of You 235

13 What Now My Love 255

14 Body and Soul 279

15 That's Life 299

16 Stormy Weather 321

17 You Will Be My Music 339

18 Put Your Dreams Away 353

Epilogue: The Best Is Yet to Come 373

Index 377

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Lady Blue Eyes 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 50 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first part of this book was really good. It was personal about her early years and then Barbara met Frank. I found her a big bragger. That's all she talked about was how much jewelry she owned, her travels, restaurants and how much they owned together. It wasn't personal enough for me. She didn't get into the nitty-gritty of Frank. In her eyes he walked on water. I got tired of Barbara always talking about ME ME ME ME ME. The book was okay for me. Not great.
gramJS More than 1 year ago
All about her baubles,andwhat Frank could do forher.I think she was a gold digger, and made sure she got itall after Frank died. Read his daugter Tinas book tells alot more. Didnot like her reference to Mrs. Reagan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Glossed over Sinatra's life and rarely a negative word living with a volatile entertainers numerous public displays of anger. Noticed a few references to his son, Frank Jr. but nothing about his daughters. Found it shallow and name-dropping--just another gold-digger who hit the jackpot.
hingham26 More than 1 year ago
I love to read every genre and I've been more than a little disturbed by the shoddy writing and editing I've seen lately. This book was well written, I didn't find it filled with grammatical or spelling errors. As for the content, I'm not sure what the other readers were looking to find, but I found this a very enjoyable book. I am not a Sinatra fan, I don't dislike him, but he was quite a bit before my generation. I felt that Barbara Sinatra painted a picture of HER life in the United States at different stages. The famous people, the real estate, the possessions, etc... were an integral part of who she was at those points in her life. The book is written so that I felt her joy, fear, grief and all the other emotions. The reader can understand what she does, why she does it and why it matters to her. I found her devotion to her husband a wonderful change from all the other celebrity biographies in which the purpose is to bring others down or point fingers and say "Its not my fault that I'm a jerk, its someone else's. See what misery they put me through." I hate those writers. I found Barbara's book warm and loving, a lovely tribute to Frank and to Barbara.
CarolynSS More than 1 year ago
I absolutely adored Frank Sinatra-that's why I bought the book. Barbara Sinatra did not impress me. She is so full of herself and name dropping on about every page. Frank Sinatra deserved better than this. She was a gold digger and not very likable.
pretty-bird More than 1 year ago
Highly recommended and very entertaining. Could not put the book down. Found their life together very fascinating. They dined and jet-setted with royalty as well as their own close friends who friendships Frank cherished. I am surprised there was no mention of his children except a couple of small notes written about Frank Jr. There was no mention of his children or grandchildren visiting him at his home. I found it interesting how Frank could get an annulment of his first marriage in the Catholic church so he could marry Barbara in the Catholic church. How could he deny that he had children with his first wife. Just goes to show what money can buy. Barbara seemed to put up with a lot of Frank's moodiness and unusual ways, but I guess you can do that if the generous gifts of jewelry keep coming your way. But I will say in his defense that he was very generous with gifts of money to many charities and causes and anyone whom he felt was having a financial problem, that he seen fit to make it his problem and intercede on their behalf. RIP Blue eyes!
Linda Castleberry More than 1 year ago
It took me back in time listening to good music, and remembering my parents being part of this era. Enjoying life, great movies, style, leading fashion, and fascinating people.
jqTN More than 1 year ago
Read "OKAY - Not Great"'s review and that is EXACTLY what I thought of this book. It was only somewhat interesting. All about ME, ME.
Carolyn Geving More than 1 year ago
Loved this book I believe much was left unsaid still very enjoyable,
BrittC More than 1 year ago
Ol' Blue Eyes would be proud. I enjoyed Barbara's stories of their life together. I highly recommend this book. May his legacy continue!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Barbara did justice to the views that others have written.It rounds out and fills the gap that was missing. I was pleased that she did. I raise my glass to you, Barbara Sinatra
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book tells so many things about Sinatra that I never knew. I was not aware of his wonderful generosity. Barbara Sinatra gives much insight into the man she loved.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I feel like I wasted my time reading this book. So many stories about jewelry and parties. Did enjoy reading about her charities. His disturbing behavior must have been hard for her.
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she earned it the hard way married to a ego violent alcoholic and lucky she didnt get a STD
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Thought it was very intresting wondered why nothing about Sinatras daughters they were a part of his life to
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I found this book to be a wonderful read. Love the old Hollywood stories. I read this book in a couple of days.....couldnt put it down.