Gay Talese helped pioneer New Journalism, penned what is widely considered the greatest of all magazine stories (“Frank Sinatra Has a Cold”, for Esquire), and wrote celebrated books on the Mafia, the media, and the sexual revolution. For more than 50 years, he has interviewed and rubbed shoulders with thousands of people — some famous, some not — and made a habit of almost always jotting down their phone numbers in his leather-bound address book. We asked to take a look.

Premiered on the ESPN website Grantland and subsequently received mentions in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Paris Review.

Premiere May 13, 2015

Producer Gaspar González
Gaspar González
Executive Producers Bill Simmons | David Jacoby
 Richard Patterson
Editor Jorge Rubiera
Post Sound Joel C. Hernandez
Music Sam Garner

Running Time 04:37