Lady Blue Eyes: My Life with Frank

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Crown/Archetype, May 31, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 400 pages
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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 in Lady Blue Eyes.

For more than two decades, Barbara was always by Frank Sinatra's 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.

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User Review  - jovilla - LibraryThing

Biography of Frank Sinatra by his fourth wife, Barbara Sinatra. This is an entertaining book with lots of name dropping. This is definitely an idealized version of his life with all the warts removed and the controversies overlooked, but I enjoyed reading it. Read full review

LADY BLUE EYES: My Life with Frank Sinatra

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Glamorous days and nights in a privileged bubble with the Chairman of the Board.Sinatra's memoir begins engagingly, as the former Barbara Ann Blakeley recalls her hardscrabble Midwestern childhood ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

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 lived in California until her death in 2017.

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