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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At the Fontainebleau, Sinatra's Legacy Still Lives OnHuffington Post, November 30th
In some sense, the numbers don't matter; his legacy is timeless. It feels as though Sinatra has been with us forever, blurring chronology, making us fly with him and his deep, husky voice to a place where you can just listen to the voice, time suspended...Read more
Frank SinatraElmore Magazine, November 30th
They called him “The Voice” for good reason. The most successful pop singer of the 20th century– and its first true teen idol– Frank Sinatra arrived on the scene from humble beginnings and evolved into a musical icon, an artist against whom all others ...Read more
Artist Toasts Sinatra with Whiskey and BananasThe Creators Project (blog), November 30th
Photo credit: S.E.F.A. Nástio Mosquito, 2014. Live performance at Festival Belluard Bollwerk International (2014), Fribourg, photo by Margaux Kolly. Courtesy Nástio Mosquito. Don't speak to Nástio about being an “African artist.” Oh, and Nástio's work...Read more
Joe Piscopo brings Frank Sinatra to Sands Bethlehem Event Centerlehighvalleylive.com, November 30th
Joe Piscopo's impersonation of Frank Sinatra was a hit on "Saturday Night Live" in the 1980s. On Saturday, Dec. 12, Piscopo will reprise his impression in a show at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center, held on Sinatra's 100th birthday. Piscopo, who lives...Read more
Frank Sinatra: in picturesTelegraph.co.uk, November 30th
Frank Sinatra: in pictures. 1 of 28 View All Skip Ad. Frank Sinatra. A young Sinatra takes a selfie in the mirror of a bathroom cabinet in 1938. From the exhibition Sinatra at 100: A Century in the Making, which runs from December 3 - January 10 at...Read more
C5 snaps up Sinatra specialBroadcast, November 30th
The Viacom-owned broadcaster has bought Sinatra 100 – An All-Star Grammy Concert from US distributor Alfred Haber. The two-hour special features performances from Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys, John Legend and Usher performing classic ...Read more
Sinatra's Main Street project to get first look from Buffalo Planning BoardBuffalo Business First, November 30th
The Buffalo Planning Board, when it meets this afternoon, will get its first official look at developer Nick Sinatra's proposed $8 million makeover of a Main Street warehouse. Development plans call for Sinatra to renovate the former American Household ...Read more
Still Attuned to Sinatra at 100Wall Street Journal, November 29th
A friend of mine was flying back from Europe a few years ago and began talking with his seatmate, a gentleman who happened to be a Swedish opera singer. Somehow Frank Sinatra came up, and, as my friend told me, the singer suddenly turned very grave...Read more