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The last word on Mr S?

In today’s Times, my review [£] of James Kaplan’s epic, no-stone-left-unturned biography: Can you imagine Frank Sinatra as an ambassador? The idea seems laughable, yet in 1958 that doyen of American columnists, Walter Winchell, floated the idea that JFK, then … Continue reading

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Frankly

Sinatra in the Capitol studios, 1957. From the new book “Sinatra: The Photographs”. An unusually clear view of the scars on the left side of his face. According to his biographer James Kaplan, he avoided being photographed from this angle whenever … Continue reading

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