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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Steven Maglio's Sounds of SinatraBucks County Courier Times, February 7th
Steven Maglio evokes “Old Blue Eyes” through his spot-on vocals of the legendary crooner. Close your eyes, and you'll think that the Chairman himself is back on stage. Straight from the Carnegie Club in New York, the show is filled with Sinatra's...Read more
Thurl Bailey to channel Sinatra in free Covey Center concertDaily Herald, February 4th
The near 7-foot-tall vocalist will sing Frank Sinatra tunes and other American songbook classics to continue the Excellence in the Community free public concert series cultivated by the downtown Provo venue. Bailey will be backed by a full 20-piece...Read more
Monty & friends play SinatraJamaica Observer, February 3rd
Frank Sinatra and his close friend Jilly Rizzo were passing through a Miami spot called Le Bistro in 1962 when the playing of an 18-year-old pianist caught their ears. The musician was Jamaican Monty Alexander. He made such on impression on 'Ol' Blue ...Read more
Frank Sinatra's dark side exploredThe Australian Financial Review, February 3rd
A meeting with Pablo Escobar was, according to Yo Zushi: "An innocent encounter but one that was in keeping with Sinatra's lifelong fascination with criminals." by Yo Zushi. At some point in the early 1980s, Pablo Escobar built a private zoo. The...Read more
Frank Sinatra tribute: Steve Lippia, Springfield Symphony Orchestra to salute ...MassLive.com, February 3rd
Singer Steve Lippia dazzled the Springfield Symphony audience with his "Simply Sinatra" program back in 2010.. On Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m., Lippia returns by popular demand with "Centennial Sinatra – Celebrating the Music of Ol' Blue Eyes" a program...Read more
'Sinatra's town' topic of historical society talkThe Desert Sun, January 30th
Of all the show business greats who lived and partied in the desert, Sinatra probably left the deepest and longest-lasting footprints in the desert sands. He was truly part of the desert scene for all those decades, and his active presence helped...Read more
How Frank Sinatra helped Nick Jonas score a spot at Jazz Fest 2016NOLA.com, January 25th
Also present: Nick Jonas. Jonas impressed Davis with Sinatra's "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning," and it was enough to satisfy the Jazz Fest producer's requirements for consideration. "Whatever you do, it has to be great. You have to be a great...Read more
Never-before-seen pictures of Frank Sinatra with Audrey Hepburn and Grace KellyDaily Mail, January 14th
Never-before-seen pictures of Frank Sinatra have come to light showing how he rubbed shoulders with the likes of Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly on film sets. Even though he is more commonly known as one of the most influential crooners of the 20th ...Read more