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 Sings Sinatra' Coming Wednesday to Wolf TrapPatch.com, August 28th
Sinatra Jr.'s father, the elder Sinatra, would have been 100 years old this year, on Dec. 12. He was born in 1915 in New Jersey and after an award-winning career as a singer, actor and cultural icon that spanned the decades, passed away at age 82 in...Read more
Orchestra takes walk down memory lane with Sinatra musicRockhampton Morning Bulletin, August 28th
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A Fontainebleau photo gallery honors Frank Sinatra on his 100th birthdayMiami Herald, August 28th
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But in the mid-50s, you could wake up with the promise of a hot cup of coffee, a little hair of the dog, a spot of clams casino, and a meet-and-greet with Frank Sinatra—but only at the Fontainebleau hotel in Miami Beach. “Cocktails and Breakfast with...Read more
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12 would have been Frank Sinatra's 100th birthday (the star died in 1998), and to celebrate, the Vogue and Jack Daniel's (Sinatra's bourbon of choice) played host to a three-day festival honoring the crooner's film career. The first film of the night...Read more