FRANK SINATRA HAS A COLD is an iconic profile of Frank Sinatra and one of the most influential magazine articles of all time. Using many of the foundational techniques of New Journalism, Gay Talese managed to create this legendary impression of Sinatra without being able to actually interview the man, only interviewing his associates and carefully shadowing Sinatra over six weeks. Among other accolades,Vanity Fair named it the greatest literary non-fiction story ever written.
This collector's edition was limited to just 5,000 numbered copies, signed by Gay Talese. It features a silkscreened hardcover with embossed paper slipcase and letterpress printed text on uncoated paper. Also included are images of Talese's original manuscript pages, as well as remarkable photography from Phil Stern, one of the best photographers of Hollywood's golden age and the only photographer to access the very private Frank Sinatra over four decades.
THIS COPY (shown below) was signed by Gay Talese on the title page in his office. It is encased in a gorgeous slipcase and is a new, unread, unsealed limited edition of 5,000, opened only for signing. It is still in original shrink wrapped publisher's individual shipping box. Published in November, 2015 by Taschen.
GAY TALESE (shown below from our Wall of Fame) joined the staff of The New York Times in 1955 and remained there for a decade. During the 1960s and 1970s he contributed many articles to magazines, principally Esquire. Talese is the best-selling author of eleven books including Thy Neighbor’s Wife, Honor Thy Father, and A Writer’s Life. Thank you Gay Talese for signing our books.