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 speakeasy vibe of this venue fits Maye to a tee, who's the sort of broad Sinatra appreciated. Standing by the bar right before the show began a few minutes late, Maye turned to the people standing there and said, "Shit!" It was a long rehearsal...Read more
Nancy Sinatra's Back-Up Singer Reunite -- And Sing A Few Bars (VIDEO)Huffington Post, April 17th
The duo, who used to sing backup together for Nancy Sinatra, reminisced about the huge pressures of being on stage with the famous singer. "We had to be hyped before we went out there," Stephanie said. "Because Frank Sinatra would be right there in the ...Read more
Frank Sinatra centennial birthday celebration to take place at Collingswood ...NJ.com, April 17th
April 30 marks the 4th anniversary of International Jazz Day. This year on May 1 at the The Scottish Rite Theater in Collingswood, Frank Sinatra will be honored in a special tribute. Sinatra's Centennial Birthday Celebration officially begun last...Read more
Now serving Sinatra: Restaurateur-turned-singer says he can make it anywhereWorcester Telegram, April 17th
Marco, his brother Francis J. "Franny" Turo, and their father went to see Frank Sinatra open the Worcester Centrum (now the DCU Center) in 1982. "We actually fed him from Leo's. It was a great time," Mr. Turo said. Franny Turo owned Leo's for many...Read more
Review: Frank Sinatra: All or Nothing At AllEmertainment Monthly (registration) (blog), April 15th
HBO Documentaries paid tribute to Frank Sinatra in honor of what would have been his one hundredth birthday with a two-part, four-hour special. Given the fact that this was a tribute to the infamous crooner, the film sheds a lot of light on the...Read more
Frank Sinatra Jr. to perform in New Buffalo, share stories of iconic fatherWNDU-TV, April 14th
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians' Four Winds® Casinos are pleased to announce that Frank Sinatra Jr. will bring his one-of-a-kind multi-media experience, “Sinatra Sings Sinatra, As I Remember It – The Centennial Celebration,” to Four Winds New ...Read more
Frank Sinatra centenary marked with release of 100-plus song collectionMassLive.com, April 13th
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Beatles' 5 Best Years at The Grammys: Battles with Frank Sinatra and A ...Music Times, April 13th
Don't you worry...eventually even the recording academy was bound to lose interest in the dated style of Frank Sinatra and officially acknowledge a Beatles album as among the best. And what album better than Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band?...Read more