It's no secret
that Frank Sinatra has made such a thorough study of the subject of
women, he could easily be graduated magna cum lover.
To begin with, Our Boy Frankie differs somewhat with a fellow named Webster. The dictionary tells us the word broad means: "Wide from side to side, vast as the ocean. Liberal, not limited. Open, clear, coarse, gross, indelicate. Obvious, evident, plain. Ample, extensive." Or, it could also mean "a hunk of gold in the time of James II." Sinatra's definition is much simpler. "A broad," he says, "is a dame with sex appeal."
Frank modestly claims he became a real expert on this subject as a result of his role in "Pal Joey." There are plenty of beauties, including a girl named Ava, who could probably challenge that statement. No doubt they'd tell you that Our Pal Frankie became an authority long before that. But at any rate, "Joey" was responsible for some amusing post-graduate work.
"The character Joey Evans is probably the best-known lady-killer in show business history," Frank explains. "He's a heel - a real likeable heel."
"Naturally, he's an expert on broads. They all go for him and he knows all about them. He even has his own special language for them.
me an idea. When we started the picture, I decided to work up a list
of the various types of broads. In other words, compile sort of a dictionary
of Joey's jargon."
from Photoplay, January 1958 continue
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