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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Michael Feinstein will take on Frank Sinatra's music as solist in Pasadena ...The San Gabriel Valley Tribune, July 28th
Apparently fans of the Pops and Sinatra agree; late last week the orchestra announced that the concert at the Los Angeles County Arboretum in Arcadia was nearly sold out. “The Sinatra Project,” as Feinstein has dubbed the program, surveys the career of...Read more
Frank Sinatra exhibit to open at Hoboken Historical MuseumNJ.com, July 28th
The exhibit will feature interactive displays, videos and artifacts related specifically to Sinatra's time in Hoboken. In addition, there will be a listening station to sample tunes from Sinatra's expansive 60-year career via radio sets, vinyl...Read more
Hollywood Celebrates Frank Sinatra's 100th BirthdayPeople Magazine, July 24th
In 1943, Frank Sinatra was just 27 when he made his debut on the stage of the Hollywood Bowl, amid some controversy over whether he was enough of a highbrow act to merit such a showcase. The adoring bobby soxers who filled the stands certainly knew ...Read more
Unseen Frank Sinatra: A unique look into the singer's photo album - as ...The Independent, July 24th
Walking across New York's Central Park arm in arm, Amanda Erlinger and her grandfather could have been members of any close-knit family enjoying a stroll. Except that Erlinger's grandfather was Frank Sinatra, who in later life, in the mid-1990s, would...Read more
Sinatra's 'wedding' cars, a Rolls & a Jaguar, to be auctionedCT Post, July 24th
Scottsdale, Arizona — Two of Frank Sinatra's cars, a 1976 Jaguar XJS and a Roll-Royce Silver Shadow I from the same year, will be auctioned off in Monterey, California, August 12-15. Below is the press release from the auction house, Russo & Steele:...Read more
50th anniversary of Frank Sinatra Spectacularfox2now.com, July 22nd
ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – This summer marks the 50th anniversary of the legendary Frank Sinatra Spectacular that was held at the Kiel Opera House in downtown. The film recording of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., and Johnny Carson performing ...Read more
Sinatra: the Man and His Music review – well-staged whitewashThe Guardian, July 21st
If Sinatra: the Man and His Music is to be believed, one of the greatest singers in pop history was also one of the greatest men of the 20th century – a fearless campaigner against racial prejudice, a stalwart of liberalism, a great father, sullied by...Read more
Sinatra, The Man and his Music, London Palladium, review: 'genuinely eye-boggling'Telegraph.co.uk, July 21st
Ol' blue eyes is back and this time it seems we're never going to get rid of him. Seventeen years since he shuffled off this mortal coil, 20 years since his last performance, 44 years since his first retirement, Frank Sinatra was back on stage at the...Read more