Update: This event has been canceled with no rescheduling announced as of yet, but you can still get yourself a signed first edition of Barbara’s memoir.
Making a very special appearance at The Grove in LA this month is Barbara Sinatra who will be signing copies of her newly released memoir, “Lady Blue Eyes: My Life with Frank.”
Barbara was married to Frank from 1976 until his death in 1998. From Bosworth, Missouri, Barbara, now 84 years old, started out as a model and Vegas showgirl in the 1950s. After two prior failed marriages to Robert Harrison Oliver and Zeppo Marx (youngest of the famous Marx Brothers), Barbara met and married the love of her life. Together she and Frank created the Sinatra legacy, the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center in Rancho Mirage, California, which serves the needs of abused children. If you’re going to be in and around LA next week, this is one event not to be missed.
Book Signing Event
Thursday June 16, 2011 7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble
Los Angeles, CA 90036
“In this detailed autobiography, Frank Sinatra’s widow traces her journey from a hardscrabble, Depression-era childhood to jet-setting wife of one of the most popular and successful entertainers of all time. Thanks to her strong-willed mother, Barbara’s family pulled up stakes in Missouri while she was a teenager and headed to California. Barbara was soon modeling for local department stores and shortly thereafter married aspiring big-band singer Bob Oliver. After the birth of a son, the marriage fell apart; another marriage and a career as a Vegas showgirl followed. Then she took up with the much older and wealthier Zeppo Marx, and Barbara quickly fell into her new glamorous life.She eventually tired of Zeppo and began an affair with her neighbor, Frank Sinatra, hoping he would marry her, which he eventually did. Sinatra spins an interesting tale of a life lived amongst celebrity and provides an insider glimpse into a bygone era. Readers will either enjoy or be annoyed by the incessant name-dropping.” –Kathleen Hughes