The profile is considered "one of the seminal works of New Journalism " and can be read in its entirety here. Holed up in a Reno hotel, Sinatra got a phone call from a third kidnapper named John Irwin. He allegedly put in a good word to Giancana, and the gangster came through with the votes. It wasand while DiMaggio and Monroe were married, their relationship was going sour. Instead, Frank went with the FBI. Then Sinatra moved away from the stool and walked with that slow, arrogant swagger of his toward Ellison, the hard tap of Sinatra's shoes the only sound in the room. Finally Sinatra could not contain himself.
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Sinatra hit the table so hard that he broke his little finger. The whole scene was becoming ridiculous, and it seemed that Sinatra was only half-serious, perhaps just reacting out of sheer boredom or inner despair; at any rate, after a few more exchanges Harlan Ellison left the room. But somebody else said that the manager had already heard about it -- and had quickly gone out the door, hopped in his car and drove home. Sinatra said, "What do you do? The profile is considered "one of the seminal works of New Journalism " and can be read in its entirety here.