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4.0 out of 5 stars Frank Sinatra ...behind the mask..
Never one of my Favorite singers but he held a certain interest regarding his association with Marilyn Monroe, the Kennedys and the Mafia, Darwin Porter (in his usual style) uncovers, and tells the story of the rise of Sinatra from the beginning to the end of his life. Sinatra, never known for being a pleasant man, is shown as a person who once crossed held a grudge for...
Published on 30 Jan 2012 by Lewis Colwell

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3.0 out of 5 stars A laugh a minute!
Sinatra once said that if all the stories about his love life were true, he would be a specimen in a jar. As others have said, a titilating ramble though back numbers of 'The National Enquirer' based on speculation and the odd germ of truth.
The quotes are laughable and the 'facts' pulled from other author's versions of his life and -like cheap elastic - stretched to...
Published on 31 Jan 2012 by Mr. Guy Woodford


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3.0 out of 5 stars A laugh a minute!, 31 Jan 2012
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This review is from: Frank Sinatra, The Boudoir Singer (Hardcover)
Sinatra once said that if all the stories about his love life were true, he would be a specimen in a jar. As others have said, a titilating ramble though back numbers of 'The National Enquirer' based on speculation and the odd germ of truth.
The quotes are laughable and the 'facts' pulled from other author's versions of his life and -like cheap elastic - stretched to the limit!
I read it, I enjoyed parts of it and I took most of it with a pinch of salt. Of course, our Frank had congress with many famous and beautiful women that is not in dispute - but almost all the names mentioned are no longer with us and cannot confirm or deny any allegations. The 'News of the World' in a book and look what happened to that 'worthy' publication!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Blatant pornography, 8 Jan 2012
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K WHELAN "40s Hollywood" (London, England) - See all my reviews
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Having bought this book and dipped a toe into it I realised I had made a terrible mistake not knowing beforehand that this book was aimed at a particular section of society. My collection of Frank Sinatra books and memorabilia can well do without this type of book which claims that Frank Sinatra was really a closet homosexual as was every other male in the entertainment industry - according to the authors. I think truth played no part in this book!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Frank Sinatra ...behind the mask.., 30 Jan 2012
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Lewis Colwell "teenage-frankenstein" (North Wales UK) - See all my reviews
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Never one of my Favorite singers but he held a certain interest regarding his association with Marilyn Monroe, the Kennedys and the Mafia, Darwin Porter (in his usual style) uncovers, and tells the story of the rise of Sinatra from the beginning to the end of his life. Sinatra, never known for being a pleasant man, is shown as a person who once crossed held a grudge for a long time. A small man who wore built up shoes but made up for his shortness in another department, had numerous affairs with the top Hollywood stars of the time.... Ava Gardener, Lana Turner, Marilyn Monroe, Za Za Gabor and many others. An aggressive bully according to many who new him, had one set of rules for himself and another set for everyone else.I enjoyed the book and considered it a good read with many black and white pictures but it is much in the tradition of other Darwin Porters books, so expect more of the notoriety and the unplesantness and how Sinatra craved for power with the future Presidents of the USA, switching alliance to whoever responded to his whims.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stocking filler, 18 April 2013
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Bought this as a stocking filler present for Christmas for my husband who is a big Sinatra fan. He enjoyed it immensely
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