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Deconstructing Sammy

by Matt Birkbeck

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Published by HarperCollins in New York .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatElectronic resource
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Open LibraryOL24265419M
ISBN 109780061700187, 9780061700200

Equal parts cultural history, celebrity biography, and brilliant investigative journalism, Deconstructing Sammy by Matt Birkbeck is a behind-the-scenes look at the disastrous fall of one of the brightest stars of Hollywood and Las Vegas: Sammy Davis, Jr. A member of the infamous Rat Pack, a compatriot of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, and one of the most popular performers of his day, Sammy.   Equal parts cultural history, celebrity biography, and brilliant investigative journalism, Deconstructing Sammy by Matt Birkbeck is a behind-the-scenes look at the disastrous fall of one of the brightest stars of Hollywood and Las Vegas: Sammy Davis, Jr. A member of the infamous Rat Pack, a compatriot of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, and one of the most popular performers of his day, Sammy Pages:

  "Deconstructing Sammy," the new book by journalist Matt Birkbeck, chronicles the story of a lawyer who has fought to save the image of the notorious entertainer as well as his historic resort. A short victory lap After reading Birbeck’s previous book, which was impossible to put down, I was compelled to read Finding Sharon to see how the Sharon Marshall story ended. While informative, this book was somehow as repetitive as it was short. The sections covering Frank Floyd’s confession were fascinating, but I can’t help but feel this could have been added as an epilogue to a /5(8).

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