A legend, a life, a complex man and The Voice of the 20th Century

What: A two-part HBO series that chronicles the life and times and music of Frank Sinatra.

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Nevertheless, despite a tired voice, some deep emotion seeped into his singing during this time. One particular song that is well remembered even now is "I'm a Fool to Want You," and a friend who was in the studio when Sinatra recorded it recalled: "Frank was really worked up that night. He did the song in one take, then turned around and walked out of the studio and that was that...."

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The Complex Legend of Frank Sinatra

Though he sang through much of the night at the Rustic Cabin, he was up the next day singing without a fee on New York radio to get more attention. Later he got a job singing with Harry James's band, and it was there in August of 1939 that Sinatra had his first recording hit "All or Nothing at All." He became very fond of Harry James and the men in the band, but when he received an offer from Tommy Dorsey, who in those days had probably the best band in the country, Sinatra took it; the job paid $125 a week, and Dorsey knew how to feature a vocalist. Yet Sinatra was very depressed at leaving James's band, and the final night with them was so memorable that, twenty years later, Sinatra could recall the details to a friend: "...the bus pulled out with the rest of the boys at about half-past midnight. I'd said good-bye to them all, and it was snowing, I remember. There was nobody around and I stood alone with my suitcase in the snow and watched the taillights disappear. Then the tears started and I tried to run after the bus. There was such spirit and enthusiasm in that band, I hated leaving it...."

For Frank Sinatra was now involved with many things involving many peoplehis own film company, his record company, his private airline, his missile-parts firm, his real-estate holdings across the nation, his personal staff of seventy-fivewhich are only a portion of the power he is and has come to represent. He seemed now to be also the embodiment of the fully emancipated male, perhaps the only one in America, the man who can do anything he wants, anything, can do it because he has money, the energy, and no apparent guilt. In an age when the very young seem to be taking over, protesting and picketing and demanding change, Frank Sinatra survives as a national phenomenon, one of the few prewar products to withstand the test of time. He is the champ who made the big comeback, the man who had everything, lost it, then got it back, letting nothing stand in his way, doing what few men can do: he uprooted his life, left his family, broke with everything that was familiar, learning in the process that one way to hold a woman is not to hold her. Now he has the affection of Nancy and Ava and Mia, the fine female produce of three generations, and still has the adoration of his children, the freedom of a bachelor, he does not feel old, he makes old men feel young, makes them think that if Frank Sinatra can do it, it can be done; not that they could do it, but it is still nice for other men to know, at fifty, that it can be done.

Frank Sinatra was one of the most popular entertainers of the 20th century, forging a career as an award-winning singer and film actor.


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Barbara had married her first husband at 21, had a son, opened a beauty school and then moved to Las Vegas where she worked as a showgirl. Here, Zeppo Marx took a shine to her and they wed (her first marriage had ended). She moved to his home in Palm Springs and embraced the “desert rat” lifestyle of tennis, golf, cocktails and cards. Their neighbour was Sinatra, who lived across the golf course in a mansion he nicknamed “Compound”.

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Telephone calls and e-mails to the Sinatra daughters through their companies, Frank Sinatra Enterprises and Boots Enterprises, went unreturned Wednesday and Thursday. A publicist for Steve Wynn’s Encore Hotel in Las Vegas said she wasn’t aware of any special activities recognizing Barbara Sinatra’s death at their Sinatra restaurant, either.

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BUT all facts slide away, every time Sinatra sings. The film is drenched in that mellow, seemingly effortless, deeply emotional sound. The one and only time the audience was jolted away from The Voice is when appears in the tale. Using a photo of Ava from "The Killers," the camera pans up her legs to her tiny waist and then it settles on that incredible face. The air in the room vaporized. Everybody was left breathless. This is followed by another shot of Gardner in a two-piece swimsuit. Perfection! Who wouldn't leave his wife, his life, this earth for such a woman? does a pretty good Ava imitation, reading from the late star's memoirs. And perhaps the biggest laugh of the night comes when Ava is discussing the early days with Frank. Speaking of Nancy Sr., Ava says, "Look, she was a b---- too!"

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Youth: There is a high school named after him in New York, but Sinatra dropped out of high school after attending for about two months.