Mr. S by George Jacobs
My Life with Frank Sinatra

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"Mr. S: My Life with Frank Sinatra, by former valet-aide George Jacobs with an oh-so-able assist by William Stadiem, has at least five quotable and shocking remarks about the famous on every page. The fifteen years Jacobs toiled for Frank produces a classic of its genre — a gold-star gossip-lover's dream....

"The rest is showbiz history as it was, and only Ava Gardner, Humphrey Bogart, and Betty Bacall are spared. Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, Juliet Prowse, Noel Coward, Cole Porter, Mia Farrow, Elvis Presley, Swifty Lazar, Dean Martin, Peggy Lee, Sammy Davis Jr., Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, Jimmy van Heusen, Edie Goetz, Peter Lawford, and all of the Kennedys come in for heaping portions of 'deep dish,' served hot. Sordid, trashy, funny, and so rat-a-tat with its smart inside info and hip instant analysis that some of it seems too good to be true....

 

About George Jacobs

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Jacobs is a master chef and carpenter. William Stadiem is the coauthor of the "New York Times" bestsellers "Mr. S" and "Marilyn Monroe Confidential.
 
Published June 1, 2003 by It Books. 288 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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Jacobs first worked for noted agent Irving Lazar, who introduced him to stars like Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, and Sinatra, whose career seemed stalled until he landed an Oscar-winning role in From Here to Eternity in 1952.

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The Guardian

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Mr S: The Last Word on Frank Sinatra by George Jacobs and William Stadiem 261pp, Sidgwick & Jackson, £16.99 He was five seven without the lifts;

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Publishers Weekly

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In this insider celebrity bio, Jacobs, who served as Sinatra's valet for more than 13 years, recalls the time when Sinatra (or "Mr. S," as he called him) first hired him, then fired him

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