James Kaplan Quotes.

1. "One cool morning—a rainstorm had swept through the night before; now the City of Angels sparkled like Eden itself—he was walking between soundstages in Culver City, carrying a cardboard cup of coffee, nodding to this glorious creature (dressed as a harem girl), then that glorious creature (a cowgirl), then that glorious creature (a secretary?)—they all smiled at him—when he ran into, of all people, an old pal of his from the Major Bowes days, a red-haired pianist who’d bounced around the Midwest in the 1930s, Lyle Henderson (Crosby would soon nickname him Skitch). Henderson was strolling with a creature much more glorious, if possible, than the three Sinatra had just encountered. She was tall, dark haired, with sleepy green eyes, killer cheekbones, and absurdly lush lips, lips he couldn’t stop staring at. Frankie! Henderson said, as they shook hands. His old chum was doing all right these days. Sinatra smiled, not at Henderson. The glorious creature smiled back bashfully, but with a teasing hint of directness in her dark eyes. The pianist—he was doing rehearsal duty at the studio—then got to say the six words that someone had to say, sometime, but that he and he alone got to say for the first time in history on this sparkling morning: Frank Sinatra, this is Ava Gardner."
- James Kaplan, Frank: The Voice

2. "I’m a Fool may not be a great song, but Sinatra’s shattering performance of it transcends the material. His emotion is so naked that we’re at once embarrassed and compelled: we literally feel for him."
- James Kaplan, Frank: The Voice

3. "to be all the way across the country. Dad was on the air in the middle of a radio show broadcast live from Hollywood"
- James Kaplan, Frank: The Voice

4. "Sinatra once said that the only two people he was ever afraid of were his mother and Tommy Dorsey—a flip comment but also a sincere and deeply significant one."
- James Kaplan, Frank: The Voice

5. "You can’t explain what it is about the sound of Sinatra’s voice, Feinstein says. I mean, you can try, and you can get very poetic in describing it. But there is something there that is transcendent, that simply exists in his instrument. He developed it, he honed it, he understood it himself, he knew what he could do, and he used it to his best advantage. That was something that people responded to."
- James Kaplan, Frank: The Voice

6. "the Apollonian marvel of the piece):"
- James Kaplan, Frank: The Voice

7. "dead at the Waldorf-Astoria’s Wedgwood Room, a venue of such high tone that Cole Porter himself descended"
- James Kaplan, Frank: The Voice

8. "Using sea salt to season your food along with a lite salt that is potassium based will help you to replace those minerals you are losing. ◦       400mg Magnesium citrate supplements every night before bed will keep you from developing muscle cramps."
- James Kaplan, Ketogenic Diet: Tips and Strategies to Adapting to the Lifestyle and Sticking to it

9. "By all accounts, John Frankenheimer was singularly obsessed with The Manchurian Candidate, a film that, according to Daniel O’Brien, the director regarded as his first truly personal project, feeling that the story made an all too valid point regarding the political manipulation and conditioning of American society."
- James Kaplan, Sinatra: The Chairman

10. "In the car going home, I said, We should have stayed. Bogie said, No, we shouldn’t. You must always remember we have a life of our own that has nothing to do with Frank. He chose to live the way he’s living—alone. It’s too bad if he’s lonely, but that’s his choice. We have our own road to travel, never forget that—we can’t live his life."
- James Kaplan, Sinatra: The Chairman

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