SINATRA AND ME: THE VERY GOOD YEARS with Franz Douskey. Douskey has published in the Nation, Rolling Stone, Center, Yankee Magazine, The New Yorker and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 2011 for his book WEST OF MIDNIGHT.
Sinatra and Me: The Very Good Years
Not many people were allowed inside Frank Sinatra’s inner circle. But Tony Consiglio was a boyhood friend of Sinatra’s who remained his friend and confidant for over sixty years.
Tony’s friendship with Sinatra allowed him to rub elbows with the Hollywood elite, including Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Sammy Davis, Jr., Peter Lawford, Kim Novak, Ava Gardner, and many others. It also brought him close to the political world of the early 1960s, when Sinatra campaigned for John F. Kennedy and then helped plan the Kennedy inauguration. Tony was even at the Kennedy compound in Hyannis, Massachusetts, when the election results came in.
Sinatra and Me will shed new light on the real Frank Sinatra—from the man who knew him better than anyone.