In between now and then we have this not to be missed film, plus a CD later this month of 100 greatest Sinatra songs.
Anyway, Brett assured me they each have a Vision of Love, and it’s not with each other. In fact, Frank almost narrates his own documentary.
Kudos to Gina Gershon, who voices Ava Gardner, reading from the late gorgeous movie star’s autobiography.
The roving news correspondent worked his sources in Paris for days, with nary a chance to eat. Farrrow’s MSNBC program, “Ronan Farrow Daily,” has been dogged by cancellation rumors for months (though none of them have proven out) and that speculation that has been bolstered by the program’s decidedly lackluster ratings.
Exclusives: Ronan Farrow isn’t Frank Sinatra’s son. I confirmed both of these things last night at the very swanky after party for HBO’s two part Sinatra documentary airing this Sunday and Monday.
The party at the Porterhouse restaurant in the Time Warner center was sit down dinner for the A list including Tina Sinatra, Frank’s daughter, director Brett Ratner, the doc’s director Alex Gibney and its famed producer Frank Marshall, actors Chris Noth and John Turturro and media elite like Regis and Joy Philbin, Lawrence O’Donnell, Jeff Zucker, Ashley Banfield, Monica Crowley, Sinatra expert Jonathan Schwartz, and so on.
Little Steven van Zandt and wife Maureen brought a special guest, too, who blew me away: Dave Clark, of the fabled Dave Clark Five. I pounded out “Bits and Pieces” on the table for him and he pretended not to mind!
Anyway, I digress: Tina Sinatra laughed when I asked if Mia Farrow’s son Ronan (with Woody Allen) was her brother. I don’t know whose son Ronan is.” Mia Farrow had been invited to the dinner but was a no-show. Has she seen the movie, called “All or Nothing at All”?
Mia let that slip in November 2013 and the rumor caught fire. Tina added that Ronan looks “just like Mia’s late brother.” Tina, by the way, is stunning and knows her business, the Frank Sinatra business. Tina told me: “She’ll see it when it airs Sunday and Monday night.” She added: “She has all her marbles.” We saw Part 1 last night before dinner.
There is a lot of exclusive footage and photos, never before seen, in this extremely well crafted film.