The way it was my life with frank sinatra. Frank Sinatra’s Manager and Confidant Eliot Weisman on Working With ‘Mr. S’ 2019-03-24

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The Way It Was: My Life with Frank Sinatra

the way it was my life with frank sinatra

How did you plot out when and where to go? Weisman was by his side through it all, witness to a man who had towering confidence, staggering fearlessness, and a rarely seen vulnerability that became more apparent as his final days approached. . I planned each charted course; Each careful step along the byway, And more, much more than this, I did it my way. This goes back to 2003 or 2004. Eliot Weisman worked with Frank Sinatra from 1975 up until Sinatra's death in 1998, and became one of the singer's most trusted confidantes and advisers. That was when I was really concerned about him being armed. He was a hell of a sports fan -- loved baseball.

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The Way It Was : My Life with Frank Sinatra by Eliot Weisman (2017, Hardcover) for sale online

the way it was my life with frank sinatra

Just hanging around, telling stories or talking about current events. We had a casual conversation and she seemed sweet, but we were never going to be close. This is a must read for Sinatra fans. Ex-wife Nancy was also looked after. He was on those antidepressants for years. With Weisman's help, Sinatra orchestrated in his final decades some of the most memorable moments of his career. He threw it against the front door and it broke into a thousand pieces.

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the way it was my life with frank sinatra

And now, the end is near; And so I face the final curtain. At the hospital, his lips were blue. In this book, Weisman tells the story of the final years of the iconic entertainer from within his exclusive inner circle--featuring original photos and filled with scintillating revelations that fans of all Sinatra stages--from the crooner to the Duets --will love. Here, Zeppo Marx took a shine to her and they wed her first marriage had ended. He was full of love and warmth and understanding and loyalty.

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Eliot Weisman: 'I was terrified Frank Sinatra would shoot someone'

the way it was my life with frank sinatra

It reveals a more mature side of the singer told from the perspective of his business manager. Wonderful to read about how this incredible talent continued and will continue forever. Weisman was by his side through it all, witness to a man who had towering confidence, staggering fearlessness, and a rarely seen vulnerability that became more apparent as his final days approached. Barbara kept him on them afraid that he would become violent without them. Maybe you might as well just quit.

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The Way It Was: My Life with Frank Sinatra

the way it was my life with frank sinatra

What he feared was losing his iconic status. Among them-his long time manager Eliot Weisman. Of all the people I've managed, he was the easiest, because if you got it right he never complained. But unknown to his fans, Sinatra often carried a loaded gun when he performed on stage and kept an Uzi sub-machine gun in his private jet, a shocking new memoir reveals. It was a constant battle to see him through the performances. As a lion in winter, he was struggling with the challenges that come with old age, as well as memory loss, depression, and antidepressents.

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the way it was my life with frank sinatra

I think he held a torch for Ava his whole life. The only thing I really resented is if he drank gin. His last manager, Eliot Weisman, writes a mostly loving take on the Chairman of the Board's last few years. What was he like as a person? This book is signed personally by Eliot Weisman. It's reminiscent of Henry Bushkin's book about Johnny Carson, but this is a little better.

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My life with Frank Sinatra

the way it was my life with frank sinatra

The book gives me more detail into his personal life and was very informative. But it is an intriguing and engaging story of the artist as he enters the September of his years. Even following their divorce Sinatra gave her 10 per cent of his earnings and they spoke often. Loved him then, love him now. And now, as tears subside, I find it all so amusing. If there was any trouble with his wife and kids his memory grew worse as he backed away from the problems. With Weisman's help, Sinatra orchestrated in his final decades some of the most memorable moments of his career.

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Frank Sinatra’s Manager and Confidant Eliot Weisman on Working With ‘Mr. S’

the way it was my life with frank sinatra

And on several occasions she did lock herself away. Instead, Barbara spent much of her time with Frank mingling with celebrities. A candid and eye-opening inside look at the final decades of Sinatra's life told by his longtime manager and friend, Eliot Weisman. Barbara also reveals she was the one who persuaded him to sing what became one of his signature hits, New York, New York, which was initially a hit for Liza Minnelli. There were only two or three occasions that I had suggestions for songs for him to sing.

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The Way It Was: My Life with Frank Sinatra (Hardcover)

the way it was my life with frank sinatra

I know all the songs, words, and befall to cry with My Way, even had it played on my dad's passing. Also in the mix is Liza Minelli, Sammy Davis Jr. I grew up with his music, my dad played music by ear, my mom sang like an angel. About By the time Weisman met Sinatra in 1976, he was already the Voice, a man who held sway over popular music and pop culture for forty years, who had risen to the greatest heights of fame and plumbed the depths of failure, all the while surviving with the trademark swagger that women pined for and men wanted to emulate. I saw Frank Sinatra perform in around 1993 and reading this book confirmed my suspicions that he was slipping badly by that time. But her dependence on drugs and alcohol left her vulnerable.

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Nonfiction Book Review: The Way It Was: My Life with Frank Sinatra by Eliot Weisman and Jennifer Valoppi. Hachette, $27 (320p) ISBN 978

the way it was my life with frank sinatra

It's reminiscent of Henry Bushkin's book about Johnny Carson, but this is a little better. By the time Weisman met Sinatra in 1976, he was already the Voice, a man who held sway over popular music and pop culture for forty years, who had risen to the greatest heights of fame and plumbed the depths of failure, all the while surviving with the trademark swagger that women pined for and men wanted to emulate. Weisman also worked with many other acts, including Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, and an ungrateful Don Rickles, whom Weisman helped get out from under the mob's thumb. A few years later she was dead. I believe he should have kept going.

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