Reviews for Rat Pack Confidential:
• ‘Scotch-on-the-rocks cool’ Loaded
• ‘A compulsive account of five men with America in their pockets – and the money, power and sense to bleed every last moment of fun out of it. An immense book.’ FHM
From the Back Cover
'David Bailey', The Snapper
'Terence Stamp', The Dreamer
'Brian Epstein', The Loner
'Mary Quant', The Draper
'Vidal Sassoon', The Crimper
'Mick Jagger', The Chameleon
'Robert Fraser', The Blue Blood
For a few years in the 1960's, London was the coolest city on earth: a spontaneous, dizzying stew of pop music, fashion, film, scandal, drugs & sex, crime, the avant-garde underground and the tabloid obsession with fame. The rest of the world watched in awe.
Snaking through the scene were the characters that made the city: gangsters, comedian, actors, journalists, pop bands, film makers, art dealers and models. For a few, brief years thanks to a combination of talent, luck, timing and geography, they dominated the world scene like nothing before. London was buzzing.
'Ready, Steady, Go!' recreates the whole show and contrasts a series of emblematic lives with the great events that shaped the time. Shawn Levy, author of 'Rat Pack Confidential', shows how the city re-invented cool and then seemed to lose its swing altogether.
Praise for 'Rat Pack Confidential':
"A compulsive account of five men with America in their pockets – and the money, power and sense to bleed every last moment of fun out of it. An immense book."
"A delight. A wonderful slice of popular cultural history."