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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Daniel Lanois confirms more Sinatra coming from Bob DylanSomething Else! Reviews, February 26th
Daniel Lanois says a private listening party revealed unexpected depths in Bob Dylan's new Frank Sinatra-focused album Shadows in the Night, and about what motivated Dylan to make this surprising career turn. “He felt that a lot of that music was...Read more
Kurt Elling pays tribute to SinatraDaily Pilot, February 26th
This year, Frank Sinatra, who died in 1998, would have turned 100. And Elling, a Grammy-winning performer in his own right, has a special tribute planned for his musical role model. Last week, he launched "Elling Swings Sinatra," a touring show of Ol...Read more
Frank Sinatra At 100~ Celebrations Galore!WTNH, February 26th
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A very good year coming for Sinatra fansUSA TODAY, February 25th
Daughter Tina Sinatra says the Grammy Museum's Sinatra: An American Icon exhibit — at New York's Lincoln Center from March 4 through Sept. 4, then touring the USA — shows more personal items than ever, including childhood toys, cigarette lighters and ...Read more
Frank Sinatra Centennial Celebration to Feature New Collections, DocumentaryRollingStone.com, February 24th
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Frank Sinatra's limo sells for $16KThe Desert Sun, February 21st
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Frank Sinatra Celebrity golf event kicks off with partyThe Desert Sun, February 19th
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