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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Sinatra's career spanned from 1935 when he started working with Harry James, through the bobby sox years, The Capital years, the “Rat Pack” years, the Reprise years and the Tirlogy and finally the Duets album. His music was from the heart with songs ...Read more
Mia Farrow was ''joking'' when she claimed Frank Sinatra was the father of her ...Telegraph.co.uk, March 29th
In the deliberate bass monotone of a Golden Age movie star, Frank Sinatra Jr is describing the relationship he had with his father. “When dealing with his son his attitude was that of those who work with metal. Metallurgists will tell you that the...Read more
Bart & Fleming: A Mea Culpa; Frank Sinatra Re-Cast; Tent Pole Assembly LineDeadline.com, March 29th
I was thinking about all this over the weekend as I watched the engrossing HBO movie, Sinatra: All or Nothing At All. Over the years the press regularly beat up on Sinatra. He was accused of being a gangster, a commie, and a shill for the Kennedys and...Read more
Music greats mark centennials in 2015USA TODAY, March 29th
Something must have been in the water in 1915. A host of artists who defined modern music are celebrating their centennials this year, from jazz greats Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday to blues giants Muddy Waters and Willie Dixon and guitar master Les...Read more
Nancy Sinatra Discusses Dad's Life & Career on CBS SUNDAY MORNING TodayBroadway World, March 27th
Frank Sinatra once confided in daughter Nancy Sinatra that if he had a second chance, he wouldn't have left her mother for Ava Gardner, she says in an interview with Mo Rocca for CBS SUNDAY MORNING WITH CHARLES OSGOOD to be broadcast March ...Read more
How Sinatra picked up Angie Dickinson in his dressing roomNew York Post, March 26th
She called Sinatra “one of the most charismatic men that ever was — and he had that amazing voice, too. He had no choice but to let it all hang out,” Dickinson told her blushing interviewer. “He was just magic — he said it like it was, walked the walk.”...Read more
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As seen in the worshipful HBO documentary, “Sinatra: All or Nothing at All,” his fame was so unexpected and so instantaneous that it startled him, a young band singer with a wife and two children, but he was a fast learner, whether it was how to tap...Read more
Sinatra: An American Icon review - too lightweight to capture the crooner's classThe Guardian, March 24th
It's an irony Frank Sinatra would appreciate: his official career retrospective, a glossy exhibition that takes great pains to minimize his legacy of snap-brim libertinism and dark motivations, opens by accidentally emphasizing his connection to the mafia...Read more