The Sinatra Treasures Hardcover – 9 Sep 2004
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'Includes more than 200 new images and they pack quite a punch' -- Observer
A remarkable tribute to a remarkable talent' -- Daily Express
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204 black-and-white and colour illustrations, 30 removable artifacts and a 60-minute CD.
Created in conjunction with The Frank Sinatra Estate, The Sinatra Treasures tells the story of Sinatra's life with rare and never-before-published quotes from those he loved and those he worked with - and from the Chairman of the Board himself. More than 200 hundred black-and-white and full-colour images from several Sinatra archives as well as a script for one of his radio shows and a Sinatra family photo album provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse into Sinatra's world and talent. Also included is a new compilation CD of rare interviews and songs featuring such gems as a monologue onstage at the Sands Hotel and Sinatra singing a parody of 'High Hopes' for John F. Kennedy's presidential campaign.
This celebration of the many elements of Frank Sinatra - as singer, as actor, as humanitarian, as friend - brings to life as never before the man who made the standards standard.
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Top Customer Reviews
While Sinatra was one of the most important singers of the 20th century, he was also the most inaccessable of all the great stars. Because he openly distrusted the media and rarely gave interviews, authors and would-be biographers could only base their research on interviews with people who had known him and on whatever information had been previously published. Hence, most of these books tended to go over the same old ground.
What THE SINATRA TREASURES gives us is a completely fresh look at Sinatra as seen through the eyes of his family, friends, musical colleagues and business associates. But more than that, it gives us the comments of the man himself ( which I'll come to in a moment).
Charles Pignone, who conceived,compiled and wrote this elaborately produced coffee table volume enjoys an advantage denied all other authors in that he knew Sinatra personally and is arguably the world's leading authority on the life and career of Frank Sinatra. But don't get the idea that this is a sycophantic book. While properly respectful of his subject, Pignone does not overdo the superlatives and writes in a straightforward style that gets to the facts without being flowery.Read more ›
Though facts like this may fill other books about Sinatra, this book is completely unique, more a family scrapbook than an ordinary book--a comprehensive, but extremely personal collection of material about the Chairman of the Board. Filled with artifacts--thirty or more replicas of memorabilia from Sinatra's life and career from the Sinatra Family Collection, all removable from transparent sleeves by the reader, it includes photographs, programs from concerts and performances at Las Vegas, movie posters, letters from Presidents, telegrams from admirers, and even replica tickets, all interspersed with interviews with his three children and comments by Quincy Jones and others who worked with him. "Reading" this book becomes a true participation in Sinatra's life.
In addition, an included CD contains radio performances from 1945, a recording of his repartee and fun with Bing Crosby, a radio interview from Australia as he talks about his career, excerpts from his Vegas shows, the adapted version of "High Hopes" which he sang as part of a fundraiser for John F. Kennedy when he ran for President, and numerous other special memories.
Worth every penny to the devoted Sinatra fan, this scrapbook is so carefully reproduced that every page and every insert looks and feels real. The selections on the CD make Sinatra come alive in a way that's different from what one hears on a record, a portrait of the man behind the music. If you enjoy the music of Frank Sinatra, do not miss this collection of treasures. Mary Whipple
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a wonderful if somewhat indulgent purchase. There is something special about opening the wallets to extract the various facsimile items and some great pictures of Frankie. Read morePublished on 23 April 2013 by Alison