There are two guys who really just didn’t belong as far as I can figure. Lawford I partially understand as a conduit to the president, but what, really, did Joey Bishop bring to the table?
posted on 05/18/2012 12:31:44 PM PDT
Interesting statement in this article: "Politically, the Rat Packers were left-leaning. They were firmly committed to racial equality"
Frank Sinatra was a Reagan supporter, I might add.
Frank Sinatra was a “4F” “Draft-Dodgin” WEASEL in WW II! Got a “4F” for Punctured Eardrums. Funny my dad had 2 Punctured Eardrums and the Draft Board in Central Iowa had NO problem taking him. I guess it’s WHO ya know!
posted on 05/18/2012 12:33:37 PM PDT
by US Navy Vet
(Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
posted on 05/18/2012 12:44:40 PM PDT
("A crack shot and a good dancer")
Working at the Palm Springs Airport in the early to mid 60’s I got to see them all.
A great many entertainers, both male and female, were indebted to the Mob at that time .... not because they wanted to be but because they wanted to perform ... and the Mob owned a lot of the venues in which to perform. When they were young and desperate for a chance people like the McGuire Sisters, Sinatra, Dean Martin, Mel Torme and a plethora of others made their deals with the Devil.
And the Mob called for favors from that point on. The studios were also under the thumb of the Mob because of Mob control of labor i.e. electricians, projectionists, etc. There's a lot of history out there for the reading.
posted on 05/18/2012 1:08:17 PM PDT
(You get what you tolerate)
nothing new, here.
How about Sammy having to enter the Casino through the back doors ?
or Sinatra's nickname for Sammy was "Charley" ?
The real secret...”it's STILL Frank's World, we just live in it”
posted on 05/18/2012 1:21:45 PM PDT
(Obama - The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance)
I was sure Sinatra performed for a mob event in Cuba.
posted on 05/18/2012 3:12:26 PM PDT
by Sam Gamgee
(May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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