Sinatra's story told on HBO

April 2, 2015 1:02 PM

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All of Frank Sinatra's nicknames speak to the sense of authority that made him one of the 20th century's greatest entertainers. But in a 1971 concert at Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theatre - a show billed as his farewell after a string of coolly received albums - it wasn't Sinatra's power that struck filmmaker Alex Gibney.

"This was a moment when the culture had passed him by," said Gibney, known for his documentaries on James Brown and Fela Kuti as well as for HBO's much-discussed "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief."

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