- Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: Broadway Books (July 20, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0385495765
- ISBN-13: 978-0385495769
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 208 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #359,408 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Rat Pack Confidential: Frank, Dean, Sammy, Peter, Joey and the Last Great Show Biz Party Paperback – July 20, 1999
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From the Hardcover edition.
From the Inside Flap
e first time, the full story of what happened when Frank brought his best pals to party in a land called Vegas
January 1960. Las Vegas is at its smooth, cool peak. The Strip is a jet-age theme park, and the greatest singer in the history of American popular music summons a group of friends there to make a movie. One is an insouciant singer of Italian songs, ex-partner to the most popular film comedian of the day. One is a short, black, Jewish, one-eyed, singing, dancing wonder. One is an upper-crust British pretty boy turned degenerate B-movie star actor, brother-in-law to an ascendant politician. And one is a stiff-shouldered comic with the quintessential Borscht Belt emcees knack for needling one-liners. The architectonically sleek marquee of the Sands Hotel announces their presence simply by listing their names: FRANK SINATRA. DEAN MARTIN. SAMMY DAVIS, JR. PETER LAWFORD. JOEY BISHOP. Around them an entire cast gathers: actors, comics, singers, songwriters, g
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Learned as much as possible of the Rat Pack.
You will enjoy this book. I for sure did and never attended a life performance.