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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Frank Sinatra's 1963 Playboy interviewBoing Boing, August 31st
Playboy: You haven't found any answers for yourself in organized religion? Sinatra: There are things about organized religion which I resent. Christ is revered as the Prince of Peace, but more blood has been shed in His name than any other figure in...Read more
Sinatra's "My Way" for France and ItalyCNBC, August 31st
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LIMA Presents MICHAEL DUTRA & THE STRICTLY SINATRA BAND TonightBroadway World, August 29th
A native of Rhode Island, Michael Dutra has been doing his musical tribute to Frank Sinatra since 2002, performing in venues all across the United States, from Las Vegas to Miami to Boston, in supper clubs, dinner theaters, performing arts centers...Read more
Frank Sinatra's piano tuner refuses to leave the Atlantic City home inherited ...Daily Mail, August 29th
Frank Sinatra's piano tuner, 67, refuses to leave the Atlantic City home inherited from his Holocaust survivor parents to make way for $8.5m casino development. Charlie Birnbaum, 67, was a piano tuner in Atlantic City, working for the likes of Frank...Read more
O'Keefe honors Sinatra with Asheville showsAsheville Citizen-Times, August 27th
He's hand-picked 26 tunes made popular by Sinatra during his Capitol Records years (starting in 1953). He's put many of them on a new CD. His concert “Remembering Frank Sinatra: The Capitol Years” features Russ Wilson's 17-piece big band, plus stories ...Read more
Watch: Beyonce Sings a Nancy Sinatra Song in HBO's 'On the Run' Special TeaserVariety, August 17th
In the 50-second teaser, Jay Z is smoking a cigar while the songstress is on stage, bringing back the 1960s with a smooth cover of Nancy Sinatra classic “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down).” After the short new clip, of course, comes the explosion of...Read more
Sandra Howard remembers staying with Frank Sinatra, 1961Telegraph.co.uk, August 15th
I first met Frank Sinatra in 1961 when I flew out to California with my then husband, the jazz pianist Robin Douglas-Home, at Frank's invitation. Robin was obsessed with Frank. He adored his music and engineered a meeting through a friend when he heard ...Read more
Frank Sinatra's (and Dracula's) Hollywood homeTelegraph.co.uk, August 7th
Bela Lugosi and Frank Sinatra. It is an odd combination. The Dracula star certainly did things his way in the Thirties, making a speciality of sinking his teeth into soft female necks, when a simple love bite would have sufficed. But you wouldn't have...Read more