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  • DiMaggio and Sinatra: The Feud Between Two Italian-American Pathbreakers

    06/13/2014 5:47:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | JUNE 13, 2014 | Michael Beschloss
    In March 1949, Joe DiMaggio posed in Yankee Stadium, smiling, with another famous Italian-American of his era — each in his professional uniform — but their friendship would not endure. On the evening of Nov. 5, 1954, the Yankee Clipper and Frank Sinatra hastily got up from dinner with friends at the Villa Capri in Hollywood and drove to a little apartment house at Kilkea Drive and Waring Avenue. DiMaggio was being divorced by Marilyn Monroe, his wife of less than a year. A private investigator, Barney Ruditsky, had called to report that she was there with another man. When...
  • Dylan Records a Sinatra Hit

    05/16/2014 2:47:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 14, 2014 | Allan Kozinn
    Is Bob Dylan channeling his inner Sinatra? Or is it his inner Rachmaninoff? On Wednesday, Mr. Dylan’s website, bobdylan.com, posted what appears to be the cover of the singer’s forthcoming album, “Shadows in the Night,” as well as a single track – a gently sung cover of “Full Moon and Empty Arms,” in an ensemble dominated by a country-tinged steel guitar part. The song, written in 1945 by Buddy Kaye and Ted Mossman, is based on a theme from the third movement of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2, and was a hit for Frank Sinatra in 1946.
  • The Greatest Golf Photo of all Time? Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra

    11/02/2013 3:26:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    Golf Digest ^ | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2013 | Sam Weinman
    Why it qualifies: -- Because it is two members of the Rat Pack, both radiating awesomeness, looking like they might have headed to the golf course straight from another all-nighter on the Vegas Strip. -- Because both men look unfazed that they may be in violation of the 14-club limit (Really, who's going to tell the Chairman of the Board he needs to take out that extra wedge?). -- Because one of the woods in the background might not be a wood at all, but an Al Czervik-style beer tap. -- Because other than maybe Tony Gwynn, no one else...
  • Dish of the Day: How to… Drink Like Frank Sinatra

    10/25/2013 5:16:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Link only:Dish of the Day: How to… Drink Like Frank Sinatra
  • Mia Farrow admits Woody Allen's son Ronan may have been fathered by Frank Sinatra

    10/02/2013 3:07:53 PM PDT · by fishtank · 122 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Oct. 2, 2013 | Jill Reilly
    Mia Farrow has admitted that Frank Sinatra may be the father of her son, instead of Woody Allen. Rumours about the parentage of her son Ronan, 25, have long dogged Mia Farrow, and she finally addressed the issue in an interview saying the legendary crooner was 'possibly' his father. But on Wednesday, in reference to the claims, Ronan Farrow put in his two cents by tweeting: 'Listen, we're all *possibly* Frank Sinatra's son.' Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2441281/Mia-Farrow-says-Frank-Sinatra-father-son-Ronan.html#ixzz2gbZWLYyK Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Cast A Giant Shadow" (1966)

    09/22/2013 12:19:08 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1966 | Melville Shavelson
  • Waiting for Sinatra [Peggy Noonan On Convention Music: "General Cultural Vulgarity"

    09/04/2012 9:47:13 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | September 04, 2012
    September 4, 2012 Waiting for Sinatra PEGGY NOONAN'S BLOG HOME PAGE » I was out of the room when I heard the phrase ‘savage disparities’ and knew it was Cory Booker, mayor of Newark. He spoke in favor of the platform. He had the kind of speech that you really agree with if you really agree with him. He is an obviously bright man who respects the role of business and is considered by reformers to be on the right side of the school reform debate. He has a gift for memorable phrases and seems highly literate in the quick...
  • Retired Music Promoter Recalls Stars from Sinatra to The Beatles

    06/11/2012 6:39:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    The Daytona Beach News-Journal ^ | June 11, 2012 | Frank Fernandez
    Bob Levine remembers the first time he met Frank Sinatra. "I knew Sinatra before he was Sinatra," Levine said. Levine, 84, would eventually become a promoter for Sinatra, but the first time he met Ol' Blue Eyes, he was just a 13-year-old kid cutting lawns in New Jersey. Sinatra, who had not yet hit it big himself, was walking out of his house when he saw Levine and his buddies cutting the grass. Levine said Sinatra asked them what his wife, Nancy, was paying them. Levine said one of them responded a quarter each. Sinatra then gave each of them...
  • Sinatra’s Exaggerated Mob Ties, JFK’s Unplanned Campaign Swing Detailed in ‘10 Things’ Rat Pack Ep

    05/18/2012 12:24:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Friday, May 11, 2012 | John Katsilometes
    There are likely more than 10 things you don’t know about the Rat Pack, but the History Channel has whittled the list to a mere 10-pack and this week aired a special episode of the series “10 Things You Don’t Know About” centering on the fabled performers who first instilled swagger in Vegas. Several weeks ago, I was asked to contribute to this project to elaborate on the 10 pieces of triviata unearthed by History Channel producers. David G. Schwartz, director of UNLV's Center for Gaming Research, also was interviewed, and you can catch the full episode on the History...
  • Clearing up Matter of Sinatra and JFK

    05/19/2012 2:22:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal | May 17, 2012 | Norme Clark
    Clearing up Matter of Sinatra and JFK
  • Inqlings: WPHT yanks Frank from Friday

    12/12/2010 12:50:37 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Phil. Inquirer ^ | 12/12/10 | Michael Klein
    Sid Mark, who's been ring-a-ding-dinging the sounds of Frank Sinatra for 55 years, has learned that WPHT-AM will eliminate his Friday radio program. Sunday With Sinatra - Mark's five-hour marquee show (8 a.m. to 1 p.m.) - is not going anywhere, he's been told. He expects to inform his audience Sunday morning about the imminent change. WPHT (the Big Talker 1210) is retooling its lineup over New Year's, moving morning talker Michael Smerconish to 3 to 7 p.m. and eliminating the syndicated talk shows of Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity (who have not yet found new Philadelphia stations). WPHT has...
  • (Killer Karaoke In The Philippines) Sinatra Song Often Strikes Deadly Chord

    02/09/2010 6:06:28 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies · 977+ views
    The New York Times ^ | February 6, 2010 | NORIMITSU ONISHI
    Sinatra Song Often Strikes Deadly Chord By NORIMITSU ONISHI GENERAL SANTOS, the Philippines — After a day of barbering, Rodolfo Gregorio went to his neighborhood karaoke bar still smelling of talcum powder. Putting aside his glass of Red Horse Extra Strong beer, he grasped a microphone with a habitué’s self-assuredness and briefly stilled the room with the Platters’ “My Prayer.” Next, he belted out crowd-pleasers by Tom Jones and Engelbert Humperdinck. But Mr. Gregorio, 63, a witness to countless fistfights and occasional stabbings erupting from disputes over karaoke singing, did not dare choose one beloved classic: Frank Sinatra’s version of...
  • Sinatra Song Often Strikes Deadly Chord

    02/07/2010 10:12:46 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 116 replies · 2,770+ views
    nytimes.com ^ | Feb. 6, 2010 | NORIMITSU ONISHI
    GENERAL SANTOS, the Philippines — After a day of barbering, Rodolfo Gregorio went to his neighborhood karaoke bar still smelling of talcum powder. Putting aside his glass of Red Horse Extra Strong beer, he grasped a microphone with a habitué’s self-assuredness and briefly stilled the room with the Platters’ “My Prayer.” Next, he belted out crowd-pleasers by Tom Jones and Engelbert Humperdinck. But Mr. Gregorio, 63, a witness to countless fistfights and occasional stabbings erupting from disputes over karaoke singing, did not dare choose one beloved classic: Frank Sinatra’s version of “My Way.” “I used to like ‘My Way,’ but...
  • Frank Sinatra - Strangers on My Flight

    01/10/2010 11:34:01 AM PST · by mimi from mi · 12 replies · 633+ views
    Enjoy today's musical selection: http://www.animatronics.org/strangers/strangers.htm
  • Frank Sinatra & kids sing "High Hopes" --- very cute video

    11/19/2009 6:36:02 PM PST · by dennisw · 17 replies · 744+ views
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOPDI03gmUw ^ | late fifties to early sixties | Frank Sinatra
    Check out this very cute video of Frank with a children's chorus. Positive in a Ronald Reagan way. Makes me nostalgic for the era it was filmed in which must have been late fifties to early sixties http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOPDI03gmUw
  • Brando, Sinatra and Dad (John Gotti Hated Frank Sinatra)

    09/30/2009 8:50:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies · 1,444+ views
    New York Post ^ | 9/30/09
    * He despised Frank Sinatra. "My father hated Sinatra, and wouldn't dare attend a concert of his," Victoria writes. "In fact, Dad never attended a concert in his life . . . He said they were 'too loud' and 'a breeding ground for trouble.' " * He thought most pro baseball players were "lowlifes." When one of Victoria's sons told Gotti that he wanted to play pro baseball, Victoria writes that Gotti began to rant, "You need to be a good liar, a good lowlife. You need to take steroids, and anyone who takes steroids is a garbage pail. You...
  • TINA WANTS A 'SOFTER' FRANK (Worried Scorses's Sinatra Would Taint His Legacy)

    08/17/2009 3:14:23 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies · 1,065+ views
    New York Post ^ | August 16, 2009
    THE Sinatra clan is none too pleased with the dark direction Martin Scorsese is taking with his biopic of Frank Sinatra. SNIP But according to a source close to the Sinatra family, Frank's daughter and the film's executive producer, Tina Sinatra, is worried that Scorsese's vision might ultimately taint her father's legacy. SNIP Among those whose names have been thrown into the ring to play the Chairman of the Board are Scorsese's favorite, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tina Sinatra's choice, George Clooney, and the studio's preference, Johnny Depp.
  • Sammy Davis Jr., Black and White on the Silver Screen?

    06/14/2009 11:49:19 AM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 36 replies · 2,307+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | June 14, 2009 | Andrea Shea King
    The life story of a Black star in a White world, a man who arguably was the world’s greatest entertainer, will not be coming to a theater near you anytime soon. If ever. During a recent interview on my radio program “The Andrea Shea King Show”, Hollywood conservative Burt Boyar, longtime friend and biographer of the late great Sammy Davis, Jr., said he’s concerned that the true story about the talented entertainer who fought and broke through racial barriers will never be seen on the silver screen. Two years ago, Boyar had negotiated a deal to sell his two biographies...
  • The Camelot Code

    02/18/2009 11:36:38 AM PST · by bs9021 · 230+ views
    Campus Report ^ | February 18, 2009 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The Camelot Code by: Malcolm A. Kline, February 18, 2009 A new book on the 1960 presidential election is more misleading than informative. Since it is written by the man who served as Barack Obama’s religious advisor in the 2008 campaign for the White House, the misdirection—whether it be the result of superficial research or political intent—does not make for a good omen. In The Making Of A Catholic President: Kennedy v. Nixon 1960, Shaun Casey of the Wesley Theological Seminary points to Catholic John F. Kennedy’s win over Protestant Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey, D-Minn., in the West Virginia primary...
  • Ol' Blue Eyes Deconstructed

    01/29/2009 11:11:17 AM PST · by bs9021 · 31 replies · 971+ views
    Campus Report ^ | January 29, 2009 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Ol’ Blue Eyes Deconstructed by: Malcolm A. Kline, January 29, 2009 Although on the surface, studies of the singer Frank Sinatra seem to be emblematic of the frivolity of university offerings these days, there may actually be some value to this endeavor. After all, most students are not accustomed to listening to vocalists who can keep a beat, hit musical notes with their voices rather than their fists and maintain a melody without an echo chamber. Unfortunately, as with most pedagogical enterprises, the opportunities for inaccuracy abound, and scholars have been seizing on them. “The post-World War II, early cold-war...
  • Postal Service to immortalize ‘Ol’ Blue Eyes’ - Frank Sinatra (to be issued next spring)

    12/05/2007 1:55:08 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 360+ views
    USPS ^ | USPS
    WASHINGTON, DC — Frank Sinatra, one of the most iconic entertainers of the 20th century, will be commemorated on a postage stamp next spring, Postmaster General John Potter announced today. Sinatra’s three children — Nancy, Frank, Jr. and Tina Sinatra. — will preview the stamp image during a special ceremony in Beverly Hills, CA, on Sinatra’s birthday, Wed., Dec. 12. “Frank Sinatra was an extraordinary entertainer whose life and work left an indelible impression on American culture,” said Potter. “His recordings, concert performances and film work place him among America’s top artists, and his legendary gift for transforming popular song...
  • Born today Frank Sinatra (Hat Tip to Powerline)

    12/12/2006 8:17:45 AM PST · by Valin · 149 replies · 2,209+ views
    Frank Sinatra was arguably the most important popular music figure of the 20th century, his only real rivals for the title being Bing Crosby, Elvis Presley, and the Beatles. In a professional career that lasted 60 years, he demonstrated a remarkable ability to maintain his appeal and pursue his musical goals despite often countervailing trends. He came to the fore during the swing era of the 1930s and '40s, helped to define the "sing era" of the '40s and '50s, and continued to attract listeners during the rock era that began in the mid-'50s. He scored his first number one...
  • The (Frank) Sinatra Group. A Phil Hartman SNL Classic Skit (Video)

    11/16/2006 12:45:05 PM PST · by lowbridge · 13 replies · 3,670+ views
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmKi0-Hr27I
  • Favorite Frank Sinatra song

    10/20/2006 9:39:51 PM PDT · by FightThePower! · 60 replies · 1,658+ views
    Frank Sinatra | Frank Sinatra
    The summer wind, came blowin in - from across the sea It lingered there, so warm and fair - to walk with me All summer long, we sang a song - and strolled on golden sand Two sweethearts, and the summer wind Like painted kites, those days and nights - went flyin by The world was new, beneath a blue - umbrella sky Then softer than, a piper man - one day it called to you And I lost you, to the summer wind The autumn wind, and the winter wind - have come and gone And still the days,...
  • Ain't Got No Cigarettes: Memories of Music Legend Roger Miller

    09/16/2006 5:58:25 PM PDT · by Nita Nupress · 260 replies · 10,651+ views
    My head | Nita Nupress
    BOOK REVIEW & DISCUSSION: Ain't Got No Cigarettes: Memories of Music Legend Roger Miller By Lyle E Style "It's an endless story about Roger. He was one of the cleverest people I've ever met in my life." (Waylon Jennings) This is my own review of Ain't Got No Cigarettes, the first Roger Miller book ever published. My review is based on reading the book (twice) and having several discussions with Lyle E Style, the author. He may stop by later to answer questions (as his schedule allows). This one is a must-read, folks. And for you radio personalities who...
  • RECOLONIZE THE MIDDLE EAST

    08/22/2006 1:02:24 AM PDT · by 20mm lib babies in city dumps · 25 replies · 727+ views
    08/22/2006 | John Wurts
    Perhaps it's time to recolonize the Middle East. If we get our NATO allies and Russia together with us on the same page and invade the entire Muslim Middle East and re-establish European run colonial governments, we could save a lot of money on oil and put an end to government sponsored terrorism. Together, this alliance would have 90% of the world's military might. Without the mother's milk of oil revenue, it will be far more difficult fot terrorists to obtain the financing for nuclear weapon development or purchase. Russia could administer Iran, France could administer Syria, Britain could administer...
  • When Harry Met Blue Eyes: Reid and Sinatra

    02/15/2006 11:04:31 AM PST · by Fedora · 124 replies · 6,014+ views
    Original FReeper research | 2/15/2006 | Fedora
    When Harry Met Blue Eyes: Reid and Sinatra Harry Reid’s Mob Money, Part 4By Fedora Part 1: Mr. Cleanface’s Dirty LaundryPart 2: Harry’s Henchman Rory ReidPart 3: The Aviator’s Droppings: Harry Reid, Steven Barringer, and Howard Hughes’ Legacy ”Harry Reid is a mealy-mouth, and he was in their pocket just like the rest of them. . .he’s a worm. . . all you've got to do is read the poem he read when they had that phony Sinatra licensing. . . Reid was the chairman, and he read this kiss-*ss poem. He's a faker.” --Former Las Vegas FBI agent Joseph...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • (Rolling Thunder and Nancy Sinatra) Boots made for backin' Bush

    05/31/2004 5:20:15 PM PDT · by weegee · 28 replies · 1,171+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | May 31, 2004 | Kenneth R. Bazinet
    WASHINGTON - Nancy Sinatra may wear boots made for walking, but she rode to the White House yesterday on the back of a motorcycle. The daughter of Frank Sinatra was part of a delegation of Rolling Thunder officials and others who met President Bush near the South Portico of the White House. Nancy Sinatra, who recorded "These Boots Were Made For Walking" in 1966, rode in wearing a knee-high skirt, dark shades and black cowboy boots. Rolling Thunder President Artie Muller was at the handlebars. Rolling Thunder, which provides information about Americans missing in action in the Vietnam War and...
  • Saddam Warned of WTC Attack Before 9/11, Praised Bin Laden Afterwards

    03/28/2004 6:10:42 AM PST · by truthandlife · 114 replies · 12,537+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 3-28-04 | Carl Limbacher
    Why did the Bush administration immediately suspect that Iraq was behind the 9/11 attacks when there was no evidence of any connection, as Richard Clarke and other Bush critics maintain? Maybe it was because there was indeed evidence, very dramatic evidence, in fact - in the form of warnings in the state-run Iraqi press that such an attack was coming, along with praise for Osama bin Laden and his kamikaze hijackers in the days after the World Trade Center was destroyed. Less than two months before 9/11, the state-controlled Iraqi newspaper "Al-Nasiriya" carried a column headlined, "America, An Obsession Called...
  • The Gambler: Frank Sinatra in Suddenly

    02/06/2004 9:30:15 AM PST · by mrustow · 70 replies · 671+ views
    A Different Drummer ^ | 6 February 2004 | Nicholas Stix
    In December, some big dates passed in relative obscurity. One was December 7th; the other was the 12th, Frank Sinatra’s (1915-1998) birthday, the only showbiz birthday I know by heart. I remembered the Chairman of the Board by ordering the VHS of an obscure movie he made in 1954, Suddenly. (But don’t you order it – the sound quality is horrible. Fortunately, the movie is often broadcast on TV.) Just two years before he made Suddenly, Frank Sinatra thought he was finished. His vocal cords hemorrhaged, and “The Voice” almost fell silent. Movie producers were no longer interested in making...
  • Dennis Miller: '9-11 changed me'

    01/26/2004 10:54:22 AM PST · by presidio9 · 55 replies · 544+ views
    AP ^ | Monday, January 26, 2004
    <p>Dennis Miller has usually been happy to spray his acerbic wit across the political spectrum, but things will be different on his new CNBC talk program.</p> <p>President Bush is in a mock-free zone.</p> <p>"I like him," Miller explained. "I'm going to give him a pass. I take care of my friends."</p>
  • SINATRA SCOOP ON KENNEDYS

    05/13/2003 12:30:20 AM PDT · by kattracks · 33 replies · 2,339+ views
    PAGE SIX - New York Post ^ | 5/13/03 | Richard Johnson with Paula Froelich & Chris Wilson
    <p>A BOMBSHELL new book by Frank Sinatra’s valet lifts the lid off the seedy side of Old Blue Eyes’ long and colorful relationship with the Kennedys.</p>
  • Joe DiMaggio died convinced JFK had Monroe killed

    02/10/2003 6:02:21 PM PST · by MadIvan · 82 replies · 1,688+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | February 11, 2003 | ANNETTE WITHERIDGE
    HE WAS only married to Marilyn Monroe for nine turbulent months, but Joe DiMaggio, the reclusive US baseball legend, vowed he would never forgive the Kennedys for her death. Now, four years after his own demise, the man immortalised by Simon and Garfunkel in the song Mrs Robinson appears to have his revenge. A new book, written by his long-time lawyer and close companion Morris Engelberg, reveals he really did believe the Kennedy clan killed Monroe. "They murdered the one person I loved," DiMaggio confided to Mr Engelberg. Officially, Monroe, who allegedly enjoyed affairs with both John Kennedy, the US...