An intimate look at the legendary Frank Sinatra by one of his closest friends
Not many people were allowed inside Frank Sinatra’s inner circle. But
Tony Consiglio was a boyhood friend of Sinatra’s who remained his friend
and confidant for over sixty years. One reason Sinatra valued Tony’s
friendship was because he could be trusted; Sinatra nicknamed him “the Clam”
because Tony never spoke to reporters or biographers about the singer.
the early days when Sinatra was trying to establish himself as a singer
to the mid-1960s, Tony worked with Sinatra and was there to share in
the highs and lows of Sinatra’s life and career. Tony was with Sinatra
during his “bobby-soxer” megastar days in the 1940s, and he remained
loyal to Sinatra during the lean years of the early 1950s, when “the
Voice” was struggling with a crumbling singing and acting career—as well
as his tumultuous marriage to Ava Gardner. Tony also had a front row
seat to Sinatra’s comeback in the 1950s, starting with his Academy
Award–winning role in From Here to Eternity and a string of now-classic hit recordings.
friendship with Sinatra allowed him to rub elbows with the Hollywood
elite, including Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter
Lawford, Kim Novak, Ava Gardner, and many others. It also brought him
close to the political world of the early 1960s, when Sinatra campaigned
for John F. Kennedy and then helped plan the Kennedy inauguration. Tony
was even at the Kennedy compound in Hyannis, Massachusetts, when the
election results came in.
Sinatra and Me sheds new light on the real Frank Sinatra—from the man who knew him better than anyone. Download and start listening now!