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Hollywood legend, Academy Award--winning actor, and recipient of the Golden Globe Award for lifetime achievement in film, Frank Sinatra carved out one of the biggest careers in the history of Hollywood, yet paradoxically his screen legacy has been overshadowed by his extraordinary achievements as a singer and recording artist. Until now.

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Hardcover, 544 pages
Published November 11th 2008 by Thomas Dunne Books
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Malcolm Frawley
Oct 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
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This book, obviously, focuses on the acting side of Ole Blue Eyes' long career. But it keeps you very much up to date with what Frank was doing musically while he was filming The Manchurian Candidate or Dirty Dingus Magee. And that's really the point the author is making. There are 2 separate careers going on here, simultaneously, & most of us would have been perfectly happy with just 1 of them. It's well-researched & written, if a little opinionated. Performances, &/or the films in ...more
Nathan
Jan 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Wow, what a life this man lead. Though the title suggests that it only covers his film career, this book gives an in-depth look into all aspects of Frank Sinatra, including his four rocky marriages and the rumors of his connections to the Mafia.

Includes thorough synopses and reviews of each movie made in his near 50 year career. As a side note, the author seemed a bit glowing in his critical analysis of Sinatra's performances and temperament, even for the least of his films. Still, having seen s
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Lisa
Jan 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Great biography of Frank Sinatra which concentrates on the many movies he made and stories surrounding Frank's life during each, the performances he gave, and the others with whom he worked. If you like Sinatra and his films, this is a must-read.


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Anna
Jan 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loved it. Didn't know much about Frank Sinatra's films- only his recordings. Interesting reviews of ALL his films. This is for film buffs !
Dad
Jul 19, 2009 rated it really liked it
Very good book, except too much detail about the films Sinatra was in. The plot and info on all the other players was too much for me. The 60% of the book dealing directly with Sinatra was 5*.
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Gave up after 70 pages.
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I have read probably as many books about Sinatra as anyone. Book didn't add anything new. An okay read.
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Tom Santopietro is the author of seven books: Why To Kill a Mockingbird Matters, Barbara Cook: Then and Now, the bestselling The Sound of Music Story, The Godfather Effect: Changing Hollywood, America, and Me, Sinatra in Hollywood, Considering Doris Day (New York Times Sunday Book Review Editor’s Choice) and The Importance of Being Barbra. A frequent media commentator and interviewer, he lectures ...more
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