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- DescriptionThe book introduces us to Sinatra's life and art seen from an unconventional point of view: Ol Blue Eyes prodigious appetite for alcohol. Drinking was an integral part of his character, his lifestyle and (by extension) his creative output. This book also functions as a practical cocktail manual, containing more than 30 detailed recipes for preparing and presenting fancy drinks he was kwn to enjoy himself; as well as providing information on some of Sinatra s own personal drinking lore and some of the traditions he followed or inspired. There are also accounts of some of his favorite watering holes (from legendary saloons such as Toots Shor s and Jilly s to Villa Capri or Monte s Venetian Room), profiles of famous drinking buddies (such as Humphrey Bogart or Mike Romaff) and a selection of drinking stories. The book begins with an essay looking at the role drink played throughout his life and ends with a consideration of his most enduring persona The Last Saloon Singer. In between there are chapters on Classic Bourbon drinks, the Martini, Exotic Booze, Hangover Remedies and The Rat Pack.
- Author BiographyTom Smith performed throughout the 1980s with cult bands The Fire Hydrant Men and Cas Carnaby Five and was front man for Gee Mr. Tracy. In 2000, after a dozen years as a label manager for independent record labels he became a freelance writer. He has written biographies of Blondie and The Ramones and written regularly on music. His artwork has appeared on various posters, album and single covers and his 2011 exhibition Jockey Full of Bourbon centered around paintings of Frank Sinatra, Elvis and Tom Waits. Earlier this year he exhibited with his wife Helen under the joint title The Smiths.
- Author(s)Tom Smith
- PublisherPeter Owen Publishers
- Date of Publication01/12/2015
- SubjectOther Beverages
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPeter Owen Publishers
- Content Note80 photographs
- Weight408 g
- Width160 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine18 mm
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