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 spirit of Frank Sinatra will be center stage at The Ridgefield PlayhouseHamletHub, June 18th
The spirit of Frank Sinatra – the man and his music – will be center stage at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, July 27, at 7:30 p.m. when Steve Kazlauskas stars in Echoes of Sinatra. Featuring the Tony T. Sextet, this event will highlight the...Read more
Sammy and SinatraLegacy.com, June 18th
The award-winning songwriter, born 100 years ago today, wrote so many hits for Ol' Blue Eyes that he was, essentially, Sinatra's unofficial official songwriter. "Love and Marriage?" Cahn wrote that one. "Come Fly With Me?" That was Cahn's too. "The...Read more
Crooners sing into the night at 7th Annual Sinatra Idol contestThe Jersey Journal - NJ.com, June 17th
Frank Sinatras are crooning into the night at Frank Sinatra Park in Hoboken where 14 contestants are competing in the 7th Annual Sinatra Idol Contest and vying to capture the essence of the city's own chairman of the board. Host, Gary "Simpsinatra...Read more
Ava Gardner's Deathbed Confessions: Raunchy Tale Of Sex With Sinatra ...Radar Online, June 16th
Ava Gardner was a broke alcoholic when in 1988, in a desperate bid to raise some cash, she decided to write her memoir and made what turned out to be a deathbed confessions detailing her many affairs and marriages. She died in 1990 after canceling the ...Read more
Hoboken Sinatra Idol Contest crowns a champThe Jersey Journal - NJ.com, June 16th
Host Gary "Simpsinatra" Simpson, opened the show in Sinatra Park singing "Nice 'n' Easy" to the crowd of hundreds gathered on the banks of the Hudson River. Last year's winner, James Anthony, then took the mike and crooned "Blues in the Night" like ...Read more
The Sinatra-Presley connection in East DennisWicked Local, June 15th
Based on original research, Wyatt embellishes his musical performance with archival photos, recordings and video clips of Frank Sinatra, who in May 1960, shared the spotlight with Elvis Presley in a popular TV special. Wyatt opens a window into the...Read more
Sinatra Idol contest underway featuring 14 tuxedo-clad contestantsThe Jersey Journal - NJ.com, June 14th
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