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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The Kidnapping of Frank Sinatra, Jr.Federal Bureau of Investigation (press release), December 9th
Sinatra, Jr., just beginning his career in music, was performing at Harrah's Club Lodge in Lake Tahoe on the border of California and Nevada. Around 9 p.m. he was resting in his dressing room with a friend when Keenan knocked on the door, pretending to...Read more
Inside Look: Frank Sinatra's NYC PenthouseHUH., December 9th
Now that it's been put back on the market, we can have a little look inside the 3,200 square foot NYC penthouse which belonged to Frank Sinatra up until 1972. Designed by Sinatra himself in 1961, the Manhattan residence was dubbed a "glittering grotto...Read more
Greene: Take a tip from a gift to SinatraBig News Network.com, December 8th
>Editor's note: CNN Contributor Bob Greene is a bestselling author whose 25 books include "Late Edition: A Love Story"; "When We Get to Surf City: A Journey Through America in Pursuit of Rock and Roll, Friendship, and Dreams"; and "Once Upon a Town: ...Read more
At holidays, take a tip from a gift to SinatraCNN, December 8th
In the early 1940s, when Sinatra was a relatively young man, he and his wife were having a birthday party for their firstborn child, Nancy. Among the invited guests were two good friends of Sinatra: the wonderful musical composer Jimmy Van Heusen, and...Read more
Interviews with the Coronation Street extras - Trafford's Frank SinatraCoronation Street Blog (blog), December 8th
of the extras on Corrie and has kindly given us permission here on the Coronation Street Blog to feature and link to each one when they are uploaded to her site. This week it's Coronation Street extra Wayne Devlin, also known as 'Trafford's Frank...Read more
Frank Sinatra Jr.: The Kidnapped Boy Who LivedTIME, December 6th
Frank Sinatra's son, Frank Jr., has enjoyed a long and successful career as an entertainer in his own right — no mean feat, considering the size of the shadow cast by his pop-culture titan of a dad. A singer and composer — and sometime actor — Frank...Read more
Jack Daniel's bottles Frank SinatraMarketWatch, December 6th
The backstory: Let the hip-hop crowd sing (or rap) the praises of Cognac or Champagne. For Frank Sinatra, it was all about his good friend Jack. As in Jack Daniel's, the Tennessee whiskey — don't you dare call it a bourbon — with roots going back to...Read more
Frank Sinatra's Upper East Side penthouse — where Kennedy, Marilyn, Sammy ...New York Daily News, December 4th
Start spreading the news, Frank Sinatra's East Side penthouse is back up for sale. All it takes is $5.6 million to wake up in that city that never sleeps and literally be top of the 20-story heap in the three-floor, 3,200-square-foot aerie at the...Read more