|Hollywoodland||Jun 26 2010|
National Enquirer published this week in 1964, with a story about Frank Sinatra and his anger issues. The Enquirer, in detailing instances when Sinatra lost his temper, had numerous examples from which to choose—he once beat Frederick Weisman with a telephone, dumped hot coffee on a casino manager, and shoved a woman through a plate glass window. Except for getting his front teeth knocked out on one occasion, Sinatra suffered no consequences from his behavior—he was simply too powerful, and nobody wanted to get on his bad side. Generoso Pope, Jr., who owned the Enquirer, was an exception. Sinatra hated the Enquirer, of course, and eventually sued it for libel. But that would be years later. The tales the paper published in this particular issue were all true.