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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Guests enjoy 'Sinatra' and 'Monroe'Hillsboro Times Gazette, July 22nd
A packed house at the senior citizens center took a trip through time Saturday night and was serenaded by the smooth tunes of “Frank Sinatra” and the over-the-top antics of “Marilyn Monroe.” Nearly 180 attendees enjoyed a “Rat Pack” atmosphere at the ...Read more
From 1963: Frank Sinatra Jr. abducted from Tahoe motelReno Gazette Journal, July 21st
A two-state search fanned out today for Frank Sinatra, Jr., who was kidnapped from his motel room at the South end of Lake Tahoe last night by two parka-clad gunmen who fled into a Sierra snowstorm. Sinatra is the son of the famed entertainer of the...Read more
Packer, Ratner walk in Sinatra's footstepsDaily Mail, July 21st
"That is cool - RatPac in Frank Sinatra's old office," Ratner told AAP in an interview. "There is no brand cooler than RatPac and, by the way, this was all James's idea. "He called me up one day and said, 'You're Ratner, I'm Packer. We are the only two...Read more
Bedfringe must see the final curtain as Sinatra sings it outBedford Today, July 21st
He'll be swinging through some Sinatra and Dean Martin, with other styles too. Just a reminder that tonight sees Pete Webb as Elvis at 123 Create in Midland Road, Anthem For A Doomed Youth at The Place (7.30pm), Lucy Porter and Tom Toal at The Ent ...Read more
Old Sinatra favorite making a comebackLas Vegas Review-Journal (blog), July 20th
Frank Sinatra would be proud of what's happening at the Italian American Club, one of his few remaining haunts. Sinatra, who was a member, “would be thrilled to death” with one of the most impressive restaurant revivals in Las Vegas, said Angelo Casaro...Read more
From the archive, 19 July 1972: Sinatra sings out at 'Mafia' hearingThe Guardian, July 18th
In an opening worthy of The Godfather, Frank Sinatra today burst into the House Crime Committee pursued by a pack of photographers and television cameramen and denounced it for a character assassination. "I am not a second-class citizen – let's make ...Read more
Is Nick Ziobro the Next Frank Sinatra?Daily Beast, July 18th
Austin Mahone on their Pandora playlist, Ziobro's album features a mix of pop, jazz, and Broadway songs that were created by names like Kern, Hammerstein, Bacharach, and Sondheim, and performed by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and Judy Garland...Read more
Frank Sinatra's and Mia Farrow's former NYC Penthouse takes big price cutSFGate (blog), July 14th
If you want to “be a part of it, New York, New York,” you could do worse than this 3,200-square-foot abode overlooking the East River. Much of the design in this four-bedroom, six-bath penthouse– with a 2,000-square-foot terrace, 18-foot-high ceiling...Read more