William Stadiem is a screenwriter (A Business Affair, Young Toscanini) and the bestselling author of such books as Mr. S, Marliyn Monroe Confidential, and Too Rich: The High Life and Tragic Death of King Farouk. He is currently completing Jet Set for Ballantine and adapting Mr. S as a feature length documentary for director Brett Ratner. The former West Coast columnist for Interview and restaurant critic for Los Angeles, Stadiem has written for Harpers&Queen, Tatler and Vanity Fair. He lives in Santa Monica.

The Real ‘Jet Set’

A full bar with a piano. War-hero pilots in the cockpit. A cabin filled with the Rat Pack and the ladies who loved them. Sinatra embraced air travel in style: with his own private jet.

Book of the Times

When Times book critic Janet Maslin accused the author of writing a “Jew-baiting” book, he found himself branded. By William Stadiem.