Start spreading the news: Ol' Blue Eyes may be gone, but Frank Sinatra's charm lives on in the memorabilia—from photographs to dolls to lighters—collected by those who are glad the Chairman of the Board did it his way.
Given his connection to Las Vegas, where he performed countless times both as a solo artist and with the Rat Pack, it's probably not too surprising that Sinatra's Vegas-related collectibles are in high demand. Poker chips are particularly popular, especially vintage ones from the 1950s.
Sinatra is also remembered for the films he starred in, from musicals such as “High Society” and “Guys and Dolls” to dramas like “The Manchurian Candidate” and “From Here To Eternity,” which earned him an Academy Award. Movie posters and lobby cards advertising such films make terrific additions to any Sinatra collection.
But it’s his music and voice—indeed, he was “The Voice” for many—that most people come back to again and again. Sinatra began his recording career in 1939, but the vinyl records he cut for Columbia in the 1940s and Capital Records in the 1950s are the ones fans look for today. One of his most enduring LPs is “In the Wee Small Hours,” which was released by Capital in 1955 and featured lush arrangements by Nelson Riddle.
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Ronan Farrow Introduced With Frank Sinatra Song on 'Colbert Report' (Video)TheWrap, March 12th
“The Colbert Report”opted for an interesting musical choice when it came to introducing Tuesday night's guest, MSNBC host Ronan Farrow — “Fly Me to the Moon.” The love song is sung by Frank Sinatra who may or may not be Farrow's biological father...Read more
Sinatra Bobby Soxers: clip from TeenageBoing Boing, March 11th
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Drunk With Frank SinatraBusinessweek, March 6th
The love affair began one night in the 1940s when Frank Sinatra asked his pal Jackie Gleason to recommend a drink that would get him “smashed.” Gleason shot back: “Jack Daniel's! That's a good place to start.” The crooner soon became J.D.'s most ...Read more
Why Lebanon Censors Frank Sinatra, 'The West Wing'NBCNews.com, March 5th
On an adjacent shelf sits an eclectic CD collection including Frank Sinatra (Banned: Zionist tendencies), Lady Gaga (Banned: Offensive to Christianity), The Buddha Bar Compilation (Banned: Religion) and Bad Religion (Banned: Offensive name)...Read more
Frank Sinatra Is Back From the DeadTIME, February 27th
Jack Daniel's has resurrected Frank Sinatra to sell a high end, 90-proof whiskey for $150 a pop. The $2.3 million campaign by ad agency Arnold Worldwide places the singer, who died in 1998, in digital, print, and television ads for Sinatra Select. Old...Read more
Jack Daniels' 'Frank Sinatra' Whiskey Done His WayABC News (blog), February 25th
Now, fans of Frank will be able to imbibe on the company's new Sinatra Select whiskey for $150 a bottle, the company's most expensive whiskey ever. The company promises a higher-than-normal 45 percent alcohol at bottling and special Sinatra-barrells...Read more