Lady Blue Eyes by Barbara Sinatra
My Life with Frank

72%

6 Critic Reviews

The widow of Frank Sinatra delivers the goods in this intimate memoir of their years together, filled with parties, recordings, career hurdles, concerts, travels, and triumphs.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

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.


From the Hardcover edition.
 

About Barbara Sinatra

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BARBARA ANN SINATRA was Frank Sinatra's wife and steadfast companion for more than twenty years. She is the founder of the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center, and she devotes much of her personal and professional energy to numerous philanthropies. A proud mother and grandmother, Barbara lives in California.
 
Published May 31, 2011 by Crown Archetype. 402 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction
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Critic reviews for Lady Blue Eyes
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Kirkus

Below average
on Mar 01 2011

Ultimately, readers learn little about the complex inner workings of the driven, very private entertainer.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
on Jan 10 2011

The widow of Frank Sinatra delivers the goods in this intimate memoir of their years together, filled with parties, recordings, career hurdles, concerts, travels, and triumphs.

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Washington Times

Good
on Aug 08 2011

...smart, entertaining and moving recollection of a full and well-lived life.

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The Bookbag

Good
on Jun 18 2011

The reader would expect her portrait to be a gilded one of the multi-faceted personality, but it is a convincing one and a warm-hearted read.

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Huffington Post

Above average
on May 31 2011

In her memoir, the widow of Frank Sinatra tells it her way, adding a unique perspective to the history of one of entertainment's greats.

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Denver Post

Above average
on Jun 12 2011

Those looking for dirt on Frank Sinatra are not going to find it in this book.

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