From the bobby-soxers who stormed the stage at New York's Paramount Theater in the 1930s to the photographers who experienced the "wrath of Frank" in ugly confrontations throughout the 1950s, few people were impartial about Francis Albert Sinatra. His was a life lived largely in the headlines: stormy marriages and star-crossed love affairs, a longstanding feud with the press, political skirmishes, and an alleged mob connection that followed him all his life. But whether you loved or loathed him, there was no denying his prodigious talent. One of the truly great voices of our time, Sinatra's singing literally redefined popular music. And when that golden voice momentarily failed him, he reinvented himself as a screen actor in a series of critically acclaimed films. On May 14, 1998, Frank Sinatra passed away, marking a sad finale to a spectacular 60-year-long career and signalling the end of an era. Tracing the astonishing trajectory of Sinatra's star, this book is an affectionate tribute to the skinny kid from Hoboken who grabbed the brass ring and held on for dear life. 10" x 14". Color & b&w photos.