The Sinatra Files

The Sinatra Files

The Secret FBI Dossier

Book - 2000
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An American Icon Under Government Surveillance

When Frank Sinatra died in 1998, he was one of the most chronicled celebrities ever, but the most unusual record of his life came to light only posthumously: a 1,275-page dossier recording decades of FBI surveillance stemming from J. Edgar Hoover's belief that Sinatra had mob or Communist ties. This shadow biography, with information never before presented in book form, details:
Hoover's search through Sinatra's past to see if he got a bogus medical deferment from military service, ultimately yielding the simple fact that Sinatra really had suffered a perforated eardrum as a youthThe FBI's previously unreported cooperation with journalists looking for dirt on Sinatra, including one who had recently been punched out by the singerNumerous instances of the star's carousing and intemperate behavior -- including a detailed report alleging that he rampaged through a Las Vegas hotel after he and his wife Mia Farrow lost small fortunes gamblingThe mob's attempts to curry favor with John F. Kennedy through Sinatra -- and its anger when Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy turned up the heat.
This fascinating record of governmental scrutiny will captivate every Sinatra fan, as well as anyone who wants to understand the second half of the American century -- the Cold War, popular culture, the cult of celebrity, Camelot, and the FBI's mania for investigating American citizens -- all personified by the most dominant entertainer of the era.

Baker & Taylor
The first in-depth expose of the FBI's long surveillance of Frank Sinatra reveals the details of the 1,275-page dossier on the megastar, a file begun by J. Edgar Hoover to investigate possible links to the Mafia or the Communist Party. Original.

Baker
& Taylor

Memos and other documents reveal J. Edgar Hoover's investigation into Frank Sinatra's suspected ties to the Mafia or the Communist party, and uncovers the singer's instances of violent behavior.

Publisher: New York : Three Rivers Press, c2000
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780812932768
0812932765
Branch Call Number: B SIN
Characteristics: xxxiv, 268 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Kuntz, Phil
Kuntz, Tom

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