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Rat Pack Confidential by Shawn Levy

If you're not inclined to read individual biographies of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr., Shawn Levy's Rat Pack Confidential is a perfect one-stop resource. Less a group biography than a series of impressionistic snapshots, the book is loaded with can't- miss material--the dirt on the making of Ocean's Eleven, information about Sinatra's wild stint as a casino owner, deep background on Peter Lawford's habit of introducing Jack Kennedy to glamorous starlets, wiretap transcripts of mobsters Sam Giancana and Johnny Formosa discussing Dean Martin's lack of respect.


Paperback - 384 pages new edition (3 June, 1999)  
expected UK price £5.59 Buy This Book  U$11.96 for US citizens



CD

The Rat Pack - Live At The Sands by The Artists

The Rat Pack Live at the Sands was a Sinatra project that never saw the light of day during his lifetime. Recorded in September 1963 it is as much an indictment as a celebration of a way of life that got Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr their harum-scarum reputations in the late 50s and early 60s.

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CD

Eee-O-11: The Best of the Rat Pack by The Artists

This 18-track compendium serves as less a best-of than an introduction to the high-living nightclub ethos the Rat Pack embodied


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Film

The Rat Pack

Hey, chicky baby--it's a cuckoo thing, ya dig? Ray Liotta is a forceful Sinatra (though it's not much of an impression); Joe Mantegna has the look and the sound of the surprisingly sober Dean Martin; and Don Cheadle does a great job as the racially conflicted Sammy Davis Jr. Not great cinema but it's never less than engrossing.


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