Frank Sinatra Has a Cold

"Frank Sinatra Has a Cold" is a profile of Frank Sinatra written by Gay Talese for the April 1966 issue of Esquire.wikipedia
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Gay Talese

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"Frank Sinatra Has a Cold" is a profile of Frank Sinatra written by Gay Talese for the April 1966 issue of Esquire.
His 1966 Esquire article on Frank Sinatra, "Frank Sinatra Has a Cold", is one of the most influential American magazine articles of all time, and a pioneering example of New Journalism and creative nonfiction.

Harlan Ellison

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This is illustrated in a scene with the writer Harlan Ellison who is wearing Game Warden boots, corduroy slacks, a Shetland sweater and a tan suede jacket in a club.
The article, entitled "Frank Sinatra Has a Cold", briefly describes a clash between the young Harlan Ellison and Frank Sinatra, when the crooner took exception to Ellison's boots during a billiards game.

Frank Sinatra

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"Frank Sinatra Has a Cold" is a profile of Frank Sinatra written by Gay Talese for the April 1966 issue of Esquire.

Esquire (magazine)

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"Frank Sinatra Has a Cold" is a profile of Frank Sinatra written by Gay Talese for the April 1966 issue of Esquire.

New Journalism

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The profile is one of the seminal works of New Journalism and is still widely read, discussed and studied.

Vanity Fair (magazine)

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Vanity Fair called it "the greatest literary-nonfiction story of the 20th century".

Harold Hayes

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His first assignment from Esquire editor Harold Hayes was to write a profile of Frank Sinatra.

Mia Farrow

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Sinatra's relationship with 20-year-old Mia Farrow was constantly in the news.

CBS

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A CBS television documentary had upset Sinatra, who felt that his life was being pried into, and he was unhappy about speculation in the documentary about his connection to Mafia leaders.

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A CBS television documentary had upset Sinatra, who felt that his life was being pried into, and he was unhappy about speculation in the documentary about his connection to Mafia leaders.

NBC

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He was also worried about his starring role in an upcoming NBC show named after his album, A Man and His Music, and his various business ventures in real estate, his film company, his record label, and an airline.

A Man and His Music

He was also worried about his starring role in an upcoming NBC show named after his album, A Man and His Music, and his various business ventures in real estate, his film company, his record label, and an airline.

Tom Wolfe

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Only a few other authors, such as Tom Wolfe, were using such techniques in journalistic writing. After Tom Wolfe popularized the term "New Journalism" in his 1973 anthology The New Journalism, Talese's piece became widely studied and imitated.

Scene (drama)

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The piece employed techniques like scenes, dialogue and third-person narrative that were common in fiction, but still rare in journalism.

Dialogue in writing

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The piece employed techniques like scenes, dialogue and third-person narrative that were common in fiction, but still rare in journalism.

Narration

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The piece employed techniques like scenes, dialogue and third-person narrative that were common in fiction, but still rare in journalism.

The Beatles

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The arrival of bands like the Beatles and the accompanying cultural change was threatening to Sinatra.

Ava Gardner

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The story also detailed Sinatra's relationship with his children and his former wives, Nancy Barbato and Ava Gardner.

Michael Kinsley

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The journalist Michael Kinsley has said, "It's hard to imagine a magazine article today having the kind of impact that [this] article and others had in those days in terms of everyone talking about it purely on the basis of the writing and the style."

The New Journalism

After Tom Wolfe popularized the term "New Journalism" in his 1973 anthology The New Journalism, Talese's piece became widely studied and imitated.

Jayson Blair

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The piece is often contrasted to modern magazine profiles in which the writers spend little time with their subjects or when writers fabricate elements of their story, such as Jayson Blair, Stephen Glass, or Janet Cooke.

Stephen Glass

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The piece is often contrasted to modern magazine profiles in which the writers spend little time with their subjects or when writers fabricate elements of their story, such as Jayson Blair, Stephen Glass, or Janet Cooke.

Janet Cooke

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The piece is often contrasted to modern magazine profiles in which the writers spend little time with their subjects or when writers fabricate elements of their story, such as Jayson Blair, Stephen Glass, or Janet Cooke.

NPR

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He told NPR: "The term new journalism became very fashionable on college campuses in the 1970s and some of its practitioners tended to be a little loose with the facts. And that's where I wanted to part company. I came up with the New York Times as a copy boy and later on became a reporter and I so revered the traditions of the Times in being accurate."

The New York Times

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He told NPR: "The term new journalism became very fashionable on college campuses in the 1970s and some of its practitioners tended to be a little loose with the facts. And that's where I wanted to part company. I came up with the New York Times as a copy boy and later on became a reporter and I so revered the traditions of the Times in being accurate." Talese had spent the first ten years of his career at The New York Times.