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Drugs he pushed the boundaries of song and entertainment but couldn t fathom it when what was hip changed in turn around him he respected women like Billie Holliday and helped black entertainers break down discriminatory boundaries but was free with racist jokes and sed women like tissues he was arrogant and cold but insecure and craved love I think that Jacobs at least captures the depths of Frank s tortured artist s soul even if he wasn t as close a confidant as he thinks he was Perhaps THE white pop singer of the 20th Century Frank Sinatra is very much like that century totally brash egotistical insane with touch of genius One can argue if he was the first recording artist to think of an album as a narration or even gulp concept album but truly a great singer who knows a ality of a song And Mr S by his valet George Jacobs is not a book about the talent of Frank Sinatra but nevertheless it is a great memoir or snapshot of a time that is long gone There is nothing damaging here about Sinatra he slit his own throat many ways and times no this is a character study of a man who has lost a lot and has the fear of losing He s the king but the kingdom is very shaky And when the chips were down and the emotional cloud took away the sunshine that is the natural home of Sinatra Kiss and Tell perhaps but the tone of the book is one of respect and at times great humor Classic Kennedy family at its most devilish Wonderful read. E 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 tru.
Especially those years during the Rat Pack era You could not ask for a better story about these facinating people and Mr Jacobs gives ite a lot of detail while keeping a respect for the man many of Winners Dream us idolize A wonderful read Jacobs was Frank s valet from 1953 to 1968 at which point he was summarily fired and cut out of the Chairman s life for Jacobs says chastely dancing with Mia Farrow whom Frank was divorcing at the time Jacobs tells all getting into anatomical detail about Frank s larger than life personality hookers wives drinking mob friends gambling rages and regrets This is definitely a kiss and tell gossip heavy memoir and Jacobs may or may not be the most reliable of raconteurs For example he claims that he watched Marlene Dietrich and Greta Garbo in a poolside lesbian encounter when both were in their fifties As someone once noted you can t libel the dead Jacobs also seems to have a higher opinion of his standing as Frank s valet than he really did presenting himself as practically one of the Rat Pack themselves when it s pretty clear he was an ever present aideLeaving aside Jacobs veracity could Frank have romanced a fifteen year old Natalie Wood Probably Did JFK do big lines of coke in front of Jacobs Seemsnlikely what emerges is a flawed human and yet affectionate portrait of the titular Mr S He could be a warm friend but cut people out completely when they proved disloyal he drank copiously but hated. Ar gossip lover's dreamThe 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 Marlen.
Juicy fun Frank thought that all black men were studs Meanwhile ol Frank serviced many women himself Naughty naughty Frankie Bad boy Sooooo bad And thankfully the foibles of His Badness are documented by his former valetcook who also lets loose with tales of Ava Gardner the Kennedy boys and Marilyn Monroe One must always take tales of the dead with a grain of salt but I thoroughly enjoyed this tome as it not only brings O viziune a sentimentelor us a behind the scenes Sinatra but also a bio of the author himself Frank s longtime assistantThe style of writing may have been helped by co writer William Stadiem as it s slick sardonicand so much fun When Jacobs describes the consistent racism he encounters during his worldwide travels with Francis Albert he is hilarious showing that he can take the higher road Never a fan of the Kennedy family seriously how could they elect a son of Joe Kennnedy I loved the stories of their betrayal of Sinatra and JFK s obsession with MonroeJacobs appeared to be very close with music s greatest singer and writes of what made Frank great namely his torch for Gardner which was not reciprocated Overall it s very tough to put down and it s definitely the type of book to make a great poolside companion during the summerBook Season Summer the summer wind came blowing in A fabulous and intimate look into the life of Frank Sinatra George Jacobs was Sinatra s right hand man during the years of his life that facinates all. 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 otable and shocking remarks about the famous on every page The fifteen years Jacobs toiled for Frank produces a classic of its genre a gold st.