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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Disc 3 of the expansive new Ultimate Sinatra opens with Frank Sinatra's ageless 1958 triumph “Only the Lonely,” a junction-point moment. All due respect to Nelson Riddle, but this didn't seem like it would work. Before its release, “Only the Lonely...Read more
Sid Tepper dies: Songwriter for Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley passes awayThe Independent, April 26th
Sid Tepper - the man behind numerous hits for the likes of Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Louis Armstrong, Dean Martin and Peggy Lee - has died at the age of 96. He passed away of natural causes at home in Miami Beach, Florida. Tepper worked with Roy C ...Read more
New recording marks Frank Sinatra milestoneThe Guardian, April 25th
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Tribeca 2015: Tony Bennett, Ne-Yo Honor Frank Sinatra at Tribute ConcertHollywood Reporter, April 24th
Frank Sinatra's contributions to the stage and screen were remembered Tuesday night in New York, as part of Sinatra at 100: Film & Music, the Tribeca Film Festival's nod to a year-long national event marking a century since the singer and actor's birth...Read more
Frank Sinatra's former UES pad sells for $5MThe Real Deal Magazine (blog), April 24th
The Sultan of Swoon's former penthouse in the Edgewater on the Upper East Side sold to architect Marvin Mitchell for $4.9 million. Frank Sinatra owned the apartment from about 1962-1972, and used it as a crash pad when he was visiting New York City...Read more
Tony Bennett, Ne-Yo, Brandon Flowers honor Frank Sinatra at Tribeca Film ...Entertainment Weekly (blog), April 22nd
An unexpected comination of musicians including Tony Bennett, Ne-Yo, and The Killers' Brandon Flowers gathered at the Tribeca Film Festival Tuesday night to honor what would have been Frank Sinatra's 100th birthday. The night kicked off with Orange Is ...Read more
Review: Marilyn Maye's Tribute to Frank SinatraNew York Times, April 20th
It took a while for “Her Way,” Marilyn Maye's tribute to Frank Sinatra at 54 Below in New York on Friday evening, to achieve liftoff. But once it did, this 42-song anthology became a phenomenal demonstration of one woman's stamina and musical intelligence...Read more