As a journalist for the new york times and esquire magazine during the 1960s, talese helped to define contemporary literary journalism. Taleses most famous articles are about joe dimaggio and frank sinatra. Gay talese is a bestselling author who has written fourteen books. He was a reporter for the new york times from 1956 to 1965, and since then he has written for the the new yorker, esquire, and other national publications. He is an actor, known for storyteller, blind (2017) and honor thy father (1973). Fifty years ago, gerald foos bought a motel and rigged it up in order to watch his guests having sex. Yes! My print edition of laphams quarterly spring 2012 finally arrived. Spring 2012 means of communication via my online access subscription satisfactorily enough. Frank sinatra has a cold, ran in april 1966 and became one of the most celebrated magazine stories ever published, a pioneering example of what came to be called new journalism. gay talese is the author of thirteen books, among them the bridge the building of the verrazano-narrows bridge and frank sinatra has a cold, which includes photographs by the late.