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Download PDF by Michael Freedland: All the Way: A Biography of Frank Sinatra 1915-1998

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By Michael Freedland

From his tough beginnings to his early luck as a crooner worshipped by way of bobby-soxers, Freedland's biography follows Sinatra's fall as a singer out of style and an actor categorized box-office poison, to his triumph as Oscar winner and leisure legend.

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So my mother found a woman who specialized in eye massage. I underwent several excruciatingly painful treatments. I had to lie down and submit to the therapist sticking her thumb in my tear duct and working the muscle with enormous pressure. I could hardly bear it—the tears simply poured out—but since I was told it was necessary, I tried to comply. I don’t believe the treatments did me any good at all. Ted Andrews bought me a new book called The Art of Seeing by Aldous Huxley. It was the first gift he ever gave me.

Phil and Aunt Joan were certainly having fun. They were immediately attracted to each other, and often sparred playfully. One time Phil picked Auntie up, she screaming and protesting with delight, and dumped her in the water trough. I was dreadfully upset. ” I yelled, pummeling him with my fists. Years later, Aunt often said that Phil was the love of her life, and she should have married him. Even though we were protected from the worst of the Blitz and the ravages of the war in London, there were still occasional air raids in Farnham, and when the sirens sounded we would go down through a trap door into the basement for safety.

We would chat quietly, or listen for the airplanes, huddling down there, feeling claustrophobic and wondering if this was the day we were going to be hit. We ’d hear the crunch of the bombs, and were truly blessed in that they only dropped in a circle around us. on ju ne 3 , 1 9 4 4 , Dad and Win got married. For their honeymoon, they went to Brixham on the south Devon coast for a week, with Johnny in tow. They had a single room with a double bed, and Johnny 43 J ulie Andrews had to sleep with them.

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