The celebrity interview can be a fraught affair. While some stars are congenial with reporters, others are testy and untouchable.
Frank Sinatra was of the latter variety. In 1965, when Esquire sent Gay Talese to write a profile on the crooner, he found his subject on the defensive: Sinatra was under the weather and unavailable. Unfazed, Talese would still pen one of American journalism’s most incisive celebrity portraits, investigating the singer’s inner circle to paint him in all his glory and terror.
Taschen’s Frank Sinatra Has a Cold Collector’s Edition is published in traditional letterpress, featuring facsimile reproductions of Talese’s manuscript pages, correspondence, and original storyboards. Get inside the head of the guy who got inside Ol’ Blue Eyes’.