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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And Martin finds a steamy bathroom the best place to perform an impromptu solo concert. “[Last time I sang out loud was] in the shower!” he told People magazine. “I sing all the time. I can go from opera to Sinatra. I've sung a lot in my career. I like...Read more
Sinatra plans apartments for renovation of Main Street warehouseBuffalo News, December 19th
Sinatra & Company Realty is partnering with members of the Nanula family and contractor Sundra Ryce on the rehabilitation of the six-story, 100,000-square-foot warehouse, on Main Street just east of Michigan Avenue. The property near Canisius College...Read more
Frank Sinatra: 100 year 'Appumentary' launchesmusicweek.com, December 19th
Bob Silver, founder and CEO of playDEF, said: “Working closely with Universal Music and Frank Sinatra Enterprises, playDEF has designed and developed a truly unique app that will provide all Frank Sinatra fans with a rich and immersive experience...Read more
Bob Dylan's Sinatra Covers Album Is Shaping Up To Be AmazingForbes, December 18th
The legendary performer is finishing up an album of Frank Sinatra covers, set to be called Shadows In The Night. As of now, the CD is set for a February 3rd release via Columbia Records. Shadows is Dylan's 36th album, and his first in three years. His...Read more
Sinatra Jr. speaks frankly about his battle with cancerPhilly.com, December 16th
WHEN FRANK SINATRA JR. made his introductory remarks at Friday night's Parx Casino bash honoring local radio titan Sid Mark's 58th year spinning Ol' Blue Eyes' records, he obviously noted the day was an important one, as it would have been his father's ...Read more
PHOTOS: Hoboken celebrates Frank Sinatra on his 99th birthdayNJ.com, December 15th
HOBOKEN -- The city where Frank Sinatra was born kept up with an annual tradition Friday when officials held a small celebration to commemorate Sinatra's birth date, complete with a cake and the singing of "Happy Birthday." Hoboken City Clerk James ...Read more
Frank Sinatra's 99th birthday: 10 of his lesser-known songsNew York Daily News, December 12th
Even those who know nothing about Frank Sinatra know “My Way,” “Strangers in the Night,” and “New York, New York.” But in the Chairman's deep catalogue lie scores of songs that deserve the same warm recognition. For what would have been Sinatra's ...Read more
Bob Dylan discusses Sinatra tribute albumU-T San Diego, December 9th
How many Bob Dylan fans have anxiously been waiting for the great, grizzled bard of rock to record a Frank Sinatra tribute album? Presumably, almost exactly the same number as there are Sinatra fans who have been longing to hear Dylan do "My Way" his ...Read more