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Sinatra’s Tailor: A Conversation with Author Mark Thompson
- Date: Thursday, December 16, 2021
- Time: 7:00pm–8:00pm
Join us for a memorable evening with Mark Thompson and learn more about how he came to write this wonderful book and how he built a connection with Umberto Autore – the man who would ultimately become Frank Sinatra’s tailor.
Sinatra’s Tailor is the remarkable coming-of-age story of Umberto Autore, set in Italy during WWII. Orphaned at the age of four, Umberto’s grandfather who can no longer care for Umberto deposits him in an orphanage run by nuns in the coastal town of Gaeta. As the Allies invade Italy, the 94th division of the German army, fearing that the enemy will attack at the Gulf of Gaeta, barrack their soldiers in the orphanage, thus leading to a quip that Umberto was “raised by nuns and Nazis.” Umberto survives everything from being shot by a German soldier to beatings on the soles of his feet by the nuns. After a series of misadventures and unexpected revelations Umberto receives his training as a tailor and immigrates to the U.S. He eventually becomes the tailor to Frank Sinatra, the Rat Pack, as well as Steven Spielberg and many other Hollywood luminaries and current California sports figures. Published by Aakenbaaken & Kent, 2019. Available for purchase on Amazon in paperback, Kindle and Audible.com, as well as local booksellers. Signed copies will also be available for purchase at the event.