A Look Into the Life of Frank Sinatra
Author Franz Douskey on his new book, “Sinatra and Me”.
- Duration 10:12
- Date Dec 4, 2012
Author Franz Douskey on his new book, “Sinatra and Me”.
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-- emissions and organize young I'm -- an -- bigger written so Tony Rezko.
To an agency Leo was.
There are heard in this.
Mentioned as a body man trailing well actually it was a valley.
Whatever frank needed.
Tony took care -- it -- out of -- medium other plead with you together.
After Franca kicked out of high school and Hoboken.
Frank -- bunch of pigeons with some friends for 25 cents apiece.
They went to display at the high school Cleopatra doing some serious part -- pigeons out.
Frank -- bounced.
People who are worried about egos or.
Closer -- their their growth if we discipline -- -- -- -- kicked out Tony and he played -- together.
So much -- -- -- -- -- Tony was in New Haven he used to.
-- Play hooky from New Haven the go visit relatives in Hoboken all that he met frank on the street plus sign out front tea yet but subtle movement of the -- -- We're -- cars and am and I'm trying to control it.
That's fascinating story because frank like Tony to repay -- No never never did in the beginning when frank.
Split from a time -- in 1942.
Tony says hey frank whatever happens -- on the road with you know contract francs -- has no money -- that.
But you know you you were friends we'll just do it now.
So all through his life Tony was able to.
Sign TC for SS were they were so -- -- watch.
He'd he'd signed Ford the fumbling or that letter was aren't so he was never really paid salaried employee.
Bonded pair of bills and -- into money you know many billion he lived with frank Paul -- and travel with right there are constant.
Until francs first retirement in 1970 -- All of and no one of the things that -- liked about Tony.
Wasn't -- never talk to anybody in.
But that was Tony's job -- -- that they came about.
When they were in -- Florida and there it to Joseph -- Eddie's house.
Franken -- -- -- on his it was a mobster in those days officer.
And frightened her mobsters.
This is breaking news protect it's it's it's speculative that I.
And though I'm cautiously going into this.
So for -- their Franken.
And you're talking about things and Tony just left he always.
When people are telling him his big business you'd take off in a -- what they have frank one of these safe you stay here Tony.
Fargo -- Citi go he was going in to this game room.
You know as a bear stuff -- -- -- and all kinds of animals -- Tony was fascinated by this fish.
-- as a was ultimately -- selfish well I don't know now -- you know.
So his -- and commercial fisherman so efficient he comes back uses -- the elect -- place and -- -- -- of them really fascinated by this fish you know my father as a commercial fisherman.
And and that's a that's a big fish at how -- how did you catch up.
The city poked among its essence -- he opened his mouth to.
And so that was that became.
Tony signal -- shut up and easily the got to be known as the Clinton.
Sure complete background -- now sonar -- -- work.
-- -- -- -- -- There's place in -- him cosell he's pizza.
So not used to go there have been -- universities ago there your hardware and and toenails on some new of that day started it was more Brothers in 1938 okay.
As solaris -- yet ought -- still Alia.
Effective may shark.
Afloat consider -- just passed away a few weeks ago -- the purchase Jenner so crossing the place in okay.
You know beautiful Parker -- -- or France Tuesday by -- trust fascinating.
-- was -- -- Sinatra from.
From some -- -- was.
Willer all the -- photographs -- White House and we're here to president and general and rebutted else's -- not to remain the very good years anyway.
-- -- -- how are you and did you Joyner went yeah.
-- -- -- though the story was -- done in haven't talked to anybody but all our own salaries are photos of Tony with.
Appears Salinger with Kennedy's.
Trust Joseph Kennedy in the morning when.
Jack Kennedy was elected you results compound -- to Hyannis Port -- -- for.
Debt and so adds he's got exit mr.
Kennedy no one's gonna believe I was -- I have a picture.
So he's got -- we have pages -- with Tony and Joseph Kennedy Angel can reasons bathrobes don't you know some kind of an informal thing.
Summers are sold until -- him.
Well I was at the -- -- one -- his.
His niece Ruthie was on the phone.
She said do you c'mon over here restaurant that's -- yes that's my nickname rock and a so I headed over there aren't given.
His sample from a I'm not a bright man that's one and -- the start to -- -- with the fish.
So bustle and now we're back at a pizza joint -- and somebody -- -- -- they do touch you you know what -- demo isn't.
My -- was on the phone and you want to talk to you what was your Oracle's Oracle.
-- al-Qaeda Kelly.
I don't want to tarnish.
Tony -- -- of I don't follow solos and Tony said Ruthie says you're all right.
This misquote and which meant a I -- I can trust you -- he and his joints come over.
And -- that under some wanna show you some stuff because as it just that's -- frank dies -- we actually worked on this book three years -- -- and I'm not here right -- and so.
I had over there and that night I thought well it's been an -- spent about four and a half hours.
He's pulling out -- -- Old photos -- -- servicing you know -- and Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin with him and Kim Novak.
And if you look at the Kim Novak -- you know she has -- hand.
I'm under his under under him underneath his life and she says it's more companies -- is more comfortable that's way.
She assumptions on government pressure -- to -- -- not -- our interest thing.
And should read you know I was thinking about risk you know I was actually think about reading this book definitely.
And don't -- France's credit.
But the really upsets as fast science of relative about a big Sinatra family.
But our realized -- -- -- closed.
And -- -- what an excellent instrument is more slows.
And of course of the portrait at some results and -- unbelievable performer so.
And then -- -- governor during.
-- -- -- name it wouldn't Jerry did their big measured balances grow -- garden commercial -- -- on -- don't -- greater storyteller.
On the planet the jury while ago there's nobody that at a great.
Wouldn't famous producer Nortel -- with those front and so he produced that -- but all.
Bill O Reilly's book Caroline Kennedy -- those and those of a portion of the out.
-- Franken of course was.
Close friends with Jack Kennedy but after Kennedy was elected.
They planned trip to Palm Springs chair and -- remember frank faction Abdullah thank you -- -- -- bungle and -- you know did -- -- of British and Irish property.
And anticipated that the president's gonna save them presidency that are database growth is instead went and -- say about.
Well there was two.
It'll offered to deliver the news circuit could offer I don't tell -- -- -- you use the the stooge for Europe limited to give the bad news to -- so he said -- frank -- says.
You know too many of the wrong people.
It's bad for the image and so we're gonna -- bing Crosby's house flexes but he's a Republican.
And there's a world he's out of he's.
In Europe at the time we have been uses house.
So -- -- had built an extension to his house and also held at a wal all of us right now net and so -- no -- expense.
No no they don't name is that -- them.
It's not something them you can mail order sober and out of Frankfurt electoral out by using terribly upset he just went outside with a sledgehammer.
And started smashing up the helipad and part of the wall -- and at -- that -- hardly affected him at all of them became a Republican right.
That's right and never talk to -- offered again.
All -- -- -- right that was it.
On and off -- -- messenger.
He certainly once -- what was Israel hadn't of no further relationship with Kennedy and there -- Occasionally though there was some communication -- know visiting the White House.
Do you -- and -- strike he said I don't know -- when -- wanna hang around these people.
-- -- -- -- How do you -- disputed original Sinatra.
I saw a few times when did you know enough though not personally no I just saw Elvis book and point to right exactly what -- -- -- thank.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Well.
What's in the book are the stores -- Tony.
Would allow and it and one of his things he told me -- says look I'm I'm gonna the stories okay this story is okay.
But this some stories are told frank and taken to the grave now when they get to heaven and -- -- frank and -- any problems.
So really I'm in many believe did -- -- you know.
That is was similar to the same and I was skeptical of those percent like a fast and embark commend particularly.
And -- stole.
Tell us even people who notices to people or rock enrollment -- was part of but there are still people.
Rule -- in country music but there are millions of people who -- fascinated.
-- Frank Sinatra to this study so tell -- that -- very nice to meet you and good luck for their books so you know letting you know Latin America so.