Totally Official and created in conjunction with the Frank Sinatra Estate, The Sinatra Treasures tells the story of Sinatra's life with rare and never-before-published quotes from those he loved and those he worked with ? and from the Chairman Of The Board himself. More than 200 black-and-white and full-colour images from several Sinatra archives as well as 30 removable facsimile reproductions of items such as a script for one of his radio shows and a Sinatra family photo album provide a behind- the-scenes glimpse into Sinatra's world and talent. Also included is a new compilation CD of rare interviews and songs featuring such gems as a monologue onstage at the legendary Sands Hotel and Sinatra singing a parody of High Hopes for John F. Kennedy's presidential campaign. This book is a unique and highly collectable celebration of all the elements of the world?s first and possibly greatest vocal superstar ? as singer, as actor, as humanitarian, as friend ? and brings to life as never before the story of the star who did things his way.
Charles Pigone is an archivist for the Sinatra family. He has produced and written liner notes for several Sinatra albums, including The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings boxed set, and was a consulting producer on the TV special 'Sinatra- The classic Duets'. Pigone has been president of the Sinatra Society of America, the largest Sinatra fan club in America, since 1984. He lives in Los Angeles.