By George Jacobs
An odyssey of megastar, extravagance, and genius, Mr. S offers the private figuring out but of 1 of our best entertainers
As the precise hand of Frank Sinatra from 1953 to 1968, George Jacobs arguably had one of many coolest jobs on the planet on the time while Sinatra used to be the undisputed grasp of the leisure universe. Jacobs rose from his humble beginnings in New Orleans to hitch Sinatra within the mansions of Beverly Hills, the penthouses of big apple, the palaces of Europe, the pinnacles of worldwide strength. George Jacobs observed all of it, did it all.
Sinatra took Jacobs with him at the trip of the century, from blacklist Hollywood to gangland Chicago to an rising Vegas to Camelot, let alone dolce vita Rome and swinging London. As a member of Sinatra's internal circle, Jacobs drank with Ava Gardner, danced with Marilyn Monroe, massaged John F. Kennedy, golfed with Sam Giancana, and performed jazz with the Prince of Monaco whereas his boss secretly pursued Princess Grace. He additionally partied with Mia Farrow, yet that one price him his activity of a lifetime.
Through the ring-a-ding-ding and the celebrities, royals, politicians, moguls, and mobsters emerged a hot and intimate dating that finds a posh Sinatra: weak and boastful, charismatic and violent, loving and disdainful, convinced and painfully self-conscious. Jacobs is not any sycophant, yet relatively a sharp-eyed observer of the highs and lows of his boss's turbulent existence. And Mr. S could be the main entire, sincere, and intimate portrait of Sinatra ever written.
It is an unforgettable journey, and George Jacobs presents a front-and-center seat on the lifetime of an American icon
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