Juicy tidbits concerning the Mob, Marilyn, the Kennedys and other cool stuff Robbie Williams can but dream of. -- Q Magazine, June 2003
"Mr. S: My Life with Frank Sinatra, by former valet-aide George Jacobs with an oh-so-able assist by William Stadiem, has at least five quotable and shocking remarks about the famous on every page. The fifteen years Jacobs toiled for Frank produces a classic of its genre -- a gold-star gossip-lover's dream....
"The rest is showbiz history as it was, and only Ava Gardner, Humphrey Bogart, and Betty Bacall are spared. Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, Juliet Prowse, Noel Coward, Cole Porter, Mia Farrow, Elvis Presley, Swifty Lazar, Dean Martin, Peggy Lee, Sammy Davis Jr., Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, Jimmy van Heusen, Edie Goetz, Peter Lawford, and all of the Kennedys come in for heaping portions of 'deep dish,' served hot. Sordid, trashy, funny, and so rat-a-tat with its smart inside info and hip instant analysis that some of it seems too good to be true....
George Jacobs is generally considered 'the last of the Rat Pack', a member of the exclusive club that has fascinated us for decades. He worked as Sinatra's valet and confidant from 1953, when Ava Gardner had just left him, until the end of his marriage to Mia Farrow in 1968. Racy and revealing, MR S. is a record of one of the longest and most outrageous mid-life crises ever as George helped Sinatra juggle his multiple mistresses - women like Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, Grace Kelly and Peggy Lee. And it wasn't just women: Hollywood stars and Mafia bosses, the Kennedys and European royalty all have a part to play in Frank's glory years. But above all there was the Rat Pack who accepted George as one of their own. Dean Martin tried his comedy routines out on him and Peter Lawford did his drugs in front of him. MR S gives an insider's view of the highs and lows of life with the Rat Pack - the spectacle, the sex, the unrecounted brawls, violence, tensions and hatreds among the revellers at the wildest moveable feast of the century
About the Author
After leaving Sinatra George Jacobs worked for Steve McQueen, George Hamilton and Bill Cosby before settling down in Palm Springs and becoming a carpenter. William Stadiem is an award-winning writer whose previous books includes the international bestseller Marilyn Monroe Confidential.