Who doesn't love a good shower or
two twelve…every day! LOLz.
Frank Sinatra's widow Barbara Sinatra has opened up about the legendary singer in a her new memoir Lady Blue Eyes: My Life With Frank, and she's got some very inneresting things to say about the man.
Here's Barbara on Frank's obsessive cleaning habits:
"He was a guy who took about 12 showers a day. I mean, he was neat. He always smelled of lavender."
Barbara on how Frank was able to win her heart over after she first met him:
"I didn't recognize him. I recognized some of the others. I said, 'I don't care. I'm not dealing with a bunch of drunks.' Once he turned on the charm, my defenses rolled away like tumbleweed."
Barbara on Frank's intoxicing scent and "sexual energy":
"Inhaling his heady scent of lavender water, Camel cigarettes, and Jack Daniel's, I could do nothing but savour the moment of intoxication, oblivious to the consequences. He had a sexual energy all his own. Even Elvis Presley, whom I'd met in Vegas, never had it quite like that."
And Barbara on Frank's mood swings:
'I don't know that I handled his moods. I lived with them. He could be moody. I didn't want to be around him if he drank gin. Gin, I think, made him mean. [If I saw] a gin bottle on the bar I'd turn right around and go back in the room and lock the door because I didn't want to deal with that."
Barbara goes on to say that Frank never apologized for anything, and that she "looked the other way" with regards to his womanizing, but despite all that, she had the following to say about being married to Frank:
"[I was the] luckiest woman in the world."
The womanizing and gin drinking don't come as major surprises, but the obsessive cleanliness is def news to us! There may have been some infidelities, but at least his wife never had to deal with any B.O. Ha!
What do U think about these new insights about Frank Sinatra? Surprised by any of this?
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