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Peter Bart: Gay Talese’s Famed “Frank Sinatra Has A Cold” Becomes Hot Movie Project

I came upon the Talese-Sinatra deal saga (details later) in a conversation with Talese last week about the sorry state of the news business. Reporters today, Talese believes, are locked to their lap t... read more

50 Years Later, Gay Talese Revisits ‘Frank Sinatra Has a Cold’

Owing to time and (lack of) effort, my intention to take notes on last night’s Gay Talese event at the Strand on a series of tailor’s shirt boards — the New Journalism pioneer’s preferred observation ... read more

Inside the legendary Gay Talese story 'Frank Sinatra Has a Cold'

Gay Talese came to be known as one of the most elegant, intelligent magazine writers of the 20th century. While he has written many brilliant pieces, the most indelible is his 1966 Esquire story headl... read more

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The Longform Guide to Gay Talese

Advertisement Frank Sinatra Has a Cold Esquire • April 1966 Perhaps the most famous magazine article ever published, Talese captured Sinatra in a way no one else ever had without a single interview. A ... read more

Frank Sinatra at 100: Was Ol’ Blue Eyes really dangerous?

My Way or the highway Gay Talese’s wonderful 1966 Esquire essay Frank Sinatra Has A Cold refers to him as acting out the role of Il Padrone, a Sicilian term that means ‘the boss’, and it’s a title tha... read more

Longform You Have to Read: Notorious Celebrity Profiles, From M.I.A. to Chris Evans

This week, we’re looking some of the most notorious celebrity profiles from then and now ... Gay Talese’s landmark profile “Frank Sinatra Has a Cold,” written for Esquire in 1966, hangs over the genre ... read more

Gay Talese and the Problem With New Journalism

But there’s a broader way to look at the Talese scandal. Because of classic works like his Esquire article “Frank Sinatra Has a Cold,” Talese is regarded as one of the pioneers of New Journalism, a mo... read more

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What you got there is a man with a cold." The line became part of Gay Talese's famous Esquire profile "Frank Sinatra Has a Cold," which declared: "A Sinatra with a cold can, in a small way, send vibra... read more

The Longform Guide to Uncooperative Subjects

Frank Sinatra Has a Cold Gay Talese • Esquire • April 1966 Talese never got an interview with Ol’ Blue Eyes, but, as he told his editor, after three months of reporting he may have gotten something mo... read more

Off The Menu: Restaurants help out after Hurricane Florence

With over 50 restaurants in North and South Carolina, Golden Corral, the nation's largest grill-buffet restaurant chain, has also stepped up to help ... Rat Pack Undead," a zombie concert parody of Fr... read more

Gay Talese says Kevin Spacey accuser should 'suck it up'

put that in your magazine!" Talese first gained notice as a journalist in the 1960s, when he published several articles for Esquire magazine, including the now-legendary piece "Frank Sinatra Has a Col... read more

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