Lady Blue Eyes

Lady Blue Eyes

My Life With Frank Sinatra

Book - 2011
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Thirty years after she first heard his voice singing on the jukebox at her local drive-in, Barbara Ann Blakely heard Frank Sinatra take the wedding vows that began his fourth, final, and most enduring marriage.
 
In Lady Blue Eyes , Barbara Sinatra's first public love letter to the husband she adored, she celebrates the sensational singer, possessive mate, sexy heartthrob, and devoted friend that she found in Frank.  For more than two decades, Barbara was always by his side, traveling the globe and hosting glittering events for their famous friends, including presidents, kings, queens, Hollywood royalty, and musical legends.  Among them were Sammy Davis, Jr., Princess Grace of Monaco, Bob Dylan, and Ronald Reagan.  Each night, as Frank publicly wooed his bride with love songs from a concert stage, she'd fall in love with him all over again.
 
From her own humble beginnings in a small town in Missouri to her time as a fashion model and her marriage to Zeppo Marx, Barbara Sinatra reveals a life lived with passion, conviction, and grace.  A founder of the Miss Universe pageant and a onetime Vegas showgirl, she raised her only son almost single-handedly in often dire circumstances until, after five years of tempestuous courtship, she and Frank committed to each other wholeheartedly.  In stories that leap off the page, she takes us behind the scenes of her iconic husband's legendary career and paints an intimate portrait of a man who was variously generous, jealous, witty, and wicked.  Coupled with revealing insights about many of Frank's celebrated songs, this is much more than the story of a showbiz marriage. 
 
It is a story of passion and of a deep and lifelong love.
Publisher: New York : Harmony Books, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307382337
Branch Call Number: 782.421647 SIN 2011
Characteristics: x, 388 p. : ill

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cat13
Dec 18, 2015

Tina Sinatra's memoir "My father's daughter" tells more about Frank than this story. Lots of name dropping, lots of parties, and lots of jewelry. His daughters become "family" and Frank Jr. is mentioned rarely. Written years earlier after Frank's death and then released. Answers the question as to the crosses mentioned in Tina's book and shown in a photo. Different stories about the same events. Read both books.

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DollyWannaCracker
Sep 29, 2015

I do not recommend this book. Barbara Sinatra has left out many important details about her late husband, Frank. I go the feeling she wanted to sugarcoat what really happened and events of importance along the way. If you want to know more about The Voice, I suggest his daughter Tina's biography on him.

habby31 Jul 30, 2012

Great insiders story of Frank Sinatra. May portray him a little kinder than he really may have been but book is full of good Frank stories.

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nwspirit
Jul 25, 2011

A light read at best.

debwalker May 28, 2011

The crooner's fourth wife tells all about being married to Ol' Blue Eyes for 22 years, dropping thousands of names along the way.

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Sep 29, 2015

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DollyWannaCracker
Sep 29, 2015

Coarse Language: Coarse language may not be suitable for people who are not fond of the f word, among others.

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