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Contributor Archives: Maria Henson

“Why’s this so good?” No. 39: Gay Talese diagnoses Frank Sinatra

Just shoot me now. That might be a normal journalist’s reaction to news that the subject of a mega-profile for a magazine cover story has declined to be interviewed for the piece. But in the mid-1960s Gay Talese was anything but a “normal journalist.” When Frank Sinatra offered not so much as a “Buzz off!” [...]