Gay Talese Phil Stern Frank Sinatra Has a Cold

Gay Talese  Phil Stern  Frank Sinatra Has a Cold

Gay Talese's crystalline portrait of Frank Sinatra combined faithful fact with vivid storytelling in a triumph of New Journalism.

Author: Gay Talese

Publisher: Taschen

ISBN: 383657618X

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Gay Talese's crystalline portrait of Frank Sinatra combined faithful fact with vivid storytelling in a triumph of New Journalism. It is now published alongside notes and correspondence from the author's archives and photographs from Phil Stern--the only photographer granted access to Sinatra over an extraordinary four decades.First published as...
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Frank Sinatra Has a Cold

Frank Sinatra Has a Cold

In this Collector's Edition, Frank Sinatra Has a Cold is published in traditional letterpress, with an introduction by Gay Talese and facsimile reproductions of manuscript pages, correspondence, and original storyboard, revealing the making ...

Author: Gay Talese

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ISBN: 3836547546

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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"Sinatra with a cold is Picasso without paint, Ferrari without fuel -- only worse. For the common cold robs Sinatra of that uninsurable jewel, his voice, cutting into the core of his confidence." --Gay Talese In the winter of 1965, writer Gay Talese set out for Los Angeles with an assignment from Esquire to write a major profile on Frank Sinatra. When he arrived, he found the singer and his vigilant entourage on the defensive: Sinatra was under the weather, not available, and not willing to be interviewed. Undeterred, Talese stayed on in L.A., believing Sinatra might recover and reconsider, and used the meantime to observe the star from a careful distance and to interview his friends, associates, family members, and hangers-on. Sinatra never did grant the one-on-one he had hoped for, but Talese's tenacity paid off: his profile Frank Sinatra Has a Cold went down in history as a tour de force of literary nonfiction and the advent of the "New Journalism." Its incisive portrait of Sinatra in the recording studio, on location, out on the town, and with the eponymous cold, revealed as much about a singular star persona as it did about the Hollywood machine. In this Collector's Edition, Frank Sinatra Has a Cold is published in traditional letterpress, with an introduction by Gay Talese and facsimile reproductions of manuscript pages, correspondence, and original storyboard, revealing the making of this New Journalism marvel. To complete the Sinatra picture, the text and archival material is interwoven with photographs of Sinatra from the legendary lens of Phil Stern, the only photographer granted access to Sinatra over four decades, as well as from top photojournalists of the '60s including John Bryson, John Dominis, and Terry O'Neill. Reproduced in rich duotone, the photographs compliment Talese's character study by documenting the many complex facets of Sinatra: the voice, the showman, the doting father, the Hollywood magnet, and the man with, in his own words, an "over-acute capacity for sadness as well as elation."
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Voyeur s Motel

The Voyeur s Motel

Also by Gay Talese HIGH NOTES FRANK SINATRA HAS A COLD (PHOTOS BY PHIL STERN) THE SILENT SEASON OF A HERO A WRITER'S LIFE THE GAY TALESE READER THE LITERATURE OF REALITY (WITH BARBARA LOUNSBERRY) UNTO THE SONS THY NEIGHBOR'S WIFE HONOR ...

Author: Gay Talese

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 9780802189738

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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The controversial chronicle of a motel owner who secretly studied the sex lives of his guests by the renowned journalist and author of Thy Neighbor’s Wife. On January 7, 1980, in the run-up to the publication of his landmark bestseller Thy Neighbor’s Wife, Gay Talese received an anonymous letter from a man in Colorado. “Since learning of your long-awaited study of coast-to-coast sex in America,” the letter began, “I feel I have important information that I could contribute to its contents or to contents of a future book.” The man—Gerald Foos—hen divulged an astonishing secret: he had bought a motel outside Denver for the express purpose of satisfying his voyeuristic desires. Underneath its peaked roof, he had built an “observation platform” through which he could peer down on his unwitting guests. Over the years, Foos sent Talese hundreds of pages of notes on his guests, work that Foos believed made him a pioneering researcher into American society and sexuality. Through his Voyeur’s motel, he witnessed and recorded the harsh effects of the war in Vietnam, the upheaval in gender roles, the decline of segregation, and much more. In The Voyeur’s Motel. “the reader observes Talese observing Foos observing his guests.” An extraordinary work of narrative journalism, it is at once an examination of one unsettling man and a portrait of the secret life of the American heartland over the latter half of the twentieth century (Daily Mail, UK). “This is a weird book about weird people doing weird things, and I wouldn’t have put it down if the house were on fire.” —John Greenya, Washington Times
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High Notes

High Notes

Selected Writings of Gay Talese Gay Talese. BY THE SAME AUTHOR The Voyeur's Motel (2016) Frank Sinatra Has a Cold by Phil Stern (2015) The Silent Season of a Hero (2010) A Writer's Life (2006) The Gay Talese Reader (2003) The Bridge ...

Author: Gay Talese

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781632867476

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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A superb new collection from the illustrious career of Gay Talese, "the most important nonfiction writer of his generation" (David Halberstam). Admired by generations of reporters, Gay Talese has for more than six decades enriched American journalism with an unmatched ability to inhabit the worlds of his subjects. From the long-form Esquire articles that germinated into his masterful books--including Honor Thy Father and Thy Neighbor's Wife--to indelible portraits like the canonical "Frank Sinatra Has a Cold" and the recent, revealing account of avant-pop star Lady Gaga's studio session with the old-school crooner Tony Bennett, the pieces collected in High Notes are classics of the journalistic style Talese pioneered--"the art of hanging out," as he called it--and a bold testament to his enduring talent for unparalleled cultural observation and impeccable literary craftsmanship.
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Life Remembering Sinatra

Life  Remembering Sinatra

... the celebrated writer Gay Talese did in his landmark 1966 piece for Esquire magazine , “ Frank Sinatra Has a Cold . ... from top left : Paul Vuono Collection ; John Dominis ; Phil Stern / CPI ; Herbert Gehr LIFE Books MAY 30 2008 3.

Author: The Editors of LIFE

Publisher: Life

ISBN: 1603200126

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

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An expanded collection of photographs, celebrations, and profiles culled from the pages of LIFE magazine provides a glimpse into the life and iconic career of Frank Sinatra, with a new farewell tribute from singer Tony Bennett and a classic portrait study by Gay Talese.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography