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  • Sinatra Family: Frank Sinatra Jr. has died

    03/16/2016 5:41:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 16, 2016 8:32 PM EDT
    Frank Sinatra Jr., who carried on his famous father’s legacy with his own music career, has died. He was 72. The Sinatra family said in a statement to The Associated Press that Sinatra died unexpectedly Wednesday of cardiac arrest while on tour in Daytona Beach, Florida. …
  • Frank Sinatra at 100: The Day the Summer Wind Came Blowin’ In…

    12/13/2015 3:21:25 PM PST · by Bratch · 67 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | December 12, 2015 | John Nolte
    My introduction to Frank Sinatra came by way of “New York, New York” (1979) and “My Way” (1969). Needless to say, I was not a fan. Even as a pre-teen, the over-produced bombast came across as someone, dare I say an old man, trying too hard. Besides, I was born in 1966 and came of age in the early 80s. By law, I was required to worship Springsteen, Seger, Zeppelin, Petty, Van Halen, Def Leppard, and AC/DC, not some crooner belting out anthems about how it’s up to you my way. With a memory as bad as mine, I don’t have...
  • Gangsters, affairs and the voice of the 20th century: The life of Frank Sinatra

    12/06/2015 8:03:33 AM PST · by Bratch · 18 replies
    Sunday Express ^ | December 6, 2015 | Paul Sexton
    On December 12, 1915, in a four-storey tenement in Hoboken, New Jersey, a baby struggled into the world. He weighed a formidable 13lb 7oz but the doctor punctured his eardrum while delivering him with forceps and left scars on his neck and cheek. Worse still, he didn’t seem to be breathing. His grandmother had to hold him under cold running water to prompt his first gasp.  But he survived it all and exactly 100 years later we are still under the spell of Francis Albert Sinatra. The centenary of the birth of Marty and Dolly Sinatra’s only child is, rightly,...
  • The FRiday Night Movie (2nd feature) - Suddenly (1954)

    11/27/2015 7:09:56 PM PST · by DemforBush · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    A Sinatra double-header tonight. A cold-blooded killer obsessed with killing the President, John Baron (Sinatra) and his gang of thugs invade a peaceful railside home and terrorize them as they wait for the train carrying the president to pass through town... Co-starring Sterling Hayden, Jimmy Gleason, and Nancy Gates.
  • The FRiday Night Movie - The Joker is Wild (1957)

    11/27/2015 7:01:16 PM PST · by DemforBush · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    It's Old Blue Eyes night at the DFB Theater. Frank Sinatra stars in this biopic of performer Joe E. Lewis, a depression-era star whose singing career was cut short - literally - by a razor-toting gangster, only to find a new career years later as a stand-up comedian. Co-starring Eddie Albert, Mitzie Gaynor, Jeanne Crain, and Jackie Coogan.
  • America, Take Heart: If Frank Can Do It, So Can We

    07/24/2015 5:23:08 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-24-2015 | MOTUS
    Today’s post comes compliments of Mark Steyn, writing about one of the greatest come-backs in musical history: According to Scott Fitzgerald, there are no second acts in American lives. Which isn't true. But there are few second acts like Frank Sinatra's…the man who had lost his fans, lost his voice, lost his agent, lost his movie contract, lost his TV show and lost his record label is back at the microphone. He takes his time, colla voce, and declares himself: I've Got The World On A String Sittin' on a rainbow Got the string around my fi-i-i-inger... As Mr. Steyn...
  • The FRiday Night Movie - The Man With The Golden Arm (1955)

    06/19/2015 8:27:48 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 19 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    A sharp card dealer named Frankie Machine (Frank Sinatra) is back in town after a stretch in the joint for heroin addiction. Frankie's clean now, and wants to stay that way for a new start in life. But some of the people in Frankie's life have other plans... Co-starring Kim Novak, Darren McGavin, and Eleanor Parker. Directed by Otto Preminger.
  • Why Frank Sinatra Still Matters

    05/29/2015 1:23:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 113 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 29 | Geoff Edgers
    “Frank is just like you. Just like me. Only bigger.” — George Schlatter, a friend Let’s get one thing straight. There can’t be another Frank. These days, you don’t operate on that plane and get away with it. Was he in the Mob? Was he an informer? Did he ruin Ava Gardner, sleep with Marilyn, throw a plate against a restaurant wall just because they cooked the pasta too long? Come on, al dente! Act like that today and you’d be TMZ’d faster than you can tweet Alec Baldwin. But that’s just behavior. Flip on your TV and you’ll understand...
  • Bob Dylan Announces Frank Sinatra Covers Album Shadows in the Night

    12/09/2014 10:09:09 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 26 replies
    Pitchfork ^ | December 9, 2014 at 10:06 a.m. EST | Evan Minsker and Jeremy Gordon
    Bob Dylan has announced a new album called Shadows in the Night, which is comprised of covers of songs once sung by Frank Sinatra. It's his first since 2012's Tempest. It's out February 3 via Columbia, and you can check out the full tracklist below. Dylan produced it under his Jack Frost alias. Listen to "Full Moon and Empty Arms" below. In a press release, Dylan said: It was a real privilege to make this album. I've wanted to do something like this for a long time but was never brave enough to approach 30-piece complicated arrangements and refine them down for a five-piece...
  • Who Are the REAL Kings (and Queens) of Cool? Exhibition of 100 Coolest Americans

    04/04/2014 4:06:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 94 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 31 March 2014 | Jill Reilly
    Who are the REAL kings (and queens) of cool? National Portrait Gallery runs exhibition of the 100 coolest Americans, Elvis, Frank Sinatra and Debbie HarryYears after they first made their mark Steve McQueen, Frank Sinatra, Madonna and Blondie are all still hip enough to have earned a place in the top 100 coolest Americans. The 'American Cool' exhibit is currently on show at the National Portrait Gallery, in Washington, D.C. America, until 7 September. Included in the exhibit are the likes of jazz musicians such as Miles Davis and Billie Holiday, actors such as Johnny Depp, and singers such as...
  • The Detective (1968)

    02/09/2014 8:34:22 PM PST · by Doc Savage · 33 replies
    February 9, 2014 | Doc Savage
    I was watching 'The Detective'(1968 - Frank Sinatra / Lee Remick) tonight. Around 20 minutes in Sinatra is having a flashback to the moment he met his wife, Lee Remick. (Remick was 'smoking hot' by the way!) As Remick walks up the steps of a NYC museum Sinatra walks right by her and is stunned. Just as the scene opens you can see two young men and an attractive girl in the immediate background. The man to the right is in a tan raincoat. It's Leonard Nimoy!? I'd swear it's him being used as an extra. He simply disappears off...
  • 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: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Frank Sinatra: When I Was Seventeen [This one goes out to you, Mr. President]

    07/19/2013 3:05:38 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 9 replies ^ | unknown | Frank Sinatra
    When I was seventeen It was a very good year It was a very good year for small town girls And soft summer nights We'd hide from the lights On the village green When I was seventeen When I was twenty-one It was a very good year It was a very good year for city girls Who lived up the stair With all that perfumed hair And it came undone When I was twenty-one When I was thirty-five It was a very good year It was a very good year for blue-blooded girls Of independent means We'd ride in limousines...

    06/24/2013 12:33:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Ben Greenman
    (Link only allowed to be posted) WHATEVER HAPPENED TO TERENCE TRENT D’ARBY?

    06/24/2013 12:33:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Ben Greenman
    (Link only allowed to be posted) WHATEVER HAPPENED TO TERENCE TRENT D’ARBY?
  • Frank Sinatra's Signature

    06/24/2013 12:25:02 PM PDT · by MosesKnows · 16 replies
    6/24/2013 | MosesKnows
    Signature Collectors I have a copy of a 1987 American Airlines "Signature" magazine that contains Frank Sinatra's notation and signature on a Cadillac advertisement page.
  • Losing Innocence to Ol' Blue Eyes

    06/04/2013 5:47:35 PM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 34 replies
    In 1957, "All the Way" was released as a single. I first heard it at a junior high- school function. I was crazy about how Frank sounded, telling me that when somebody loves me, it's no good unless he wants to be with me forever, into the sunset. Don't get me wrong—I loved Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, too. But Sinatra's "All the Way"...was a different kind of love song. It was grown-up. It was my family. It was safe and reassuring As soon as I'd saved enough allowance, I bought a 45 single of "All the Way" and...
  • The Composer Who Tested Fighter Planes And Partied With Sinatra

    02/02/2013 12:27:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NPR ^ | January 26, 2013 | Jeff Lunden
    You've never heard of Jimmy Van Heusen? Well, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers has. You certainly know many of his songs, says Brook Babcock, Van Heusen's grandnephew and president of his publishing company. "There's 330,000 songwriters listed with ASCAP. Van Heusen, as far as his catalog, is probably within the Top 20. That's a pretty good number," Babcock says. "Yes, he's not as known as Cole Porter, Ira Gershwin, George Gershwin, but when you put that name out there — Jimmy Van Heusen — to be in that Top 20 is, to me, pretty significant." The songwriter...
  • 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...
  • Frank Sinatra's "Glittering Grotto In The Sky" For Sale

    08/03/2012 5:28:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Gothamist ^ | 8/1/2012
    Frank Sinatra's old pad at 530 East 72nd Street is back on the market—the last time it was up for sale was 2008, when the listing read, "The first owner was Old Blue Eyes. The new one must be someone with vision." It's unclear if that vision still includes circa 1960s wallpaper and tiles. The 3,000-square-foot penthouse, which takes up the 22nd and 23rd floors, will go on sale next week for $7.7 million, according to the NY Post. Broker Jason Haber says, “The apartment has been modernized, but it is still set up for someone with that Rat Pack...
  • Winner of Hoboken's annual Sinatra Idol contest learned to speak again by singing crooner's songs

    06/15/2012 7:00:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | Friday, June 15, 2012 | Matthew McNab
    Winner of Hoboken's annual Sinatra Idol contest learned to speak again after accident by singing crooner's songsIn his third appearance in Hoboken's annual Sinatra Idol Contest last night, James Anthony, of Bristow, Va., was named the winner from among 15 contestants. Anthony received a perfect score, 25, for "Blues in the Night," which earned him the crown of best Sinatra-style singer. A Las Vegas native, Anthony worked in his teens as an usher at several Sinatra concerts at Caesar's Palace, but he never made the connection with Sinatra until a near-death experience seven years ago. Anthony said he started listening...
  • Frank Sinatra's lesson in loyalty

    07/19/2011 1:53:48 AM PDT · by Cronos · 60 replies ^ | 17 Jul 2011 | Bob Greene
    "My grandfather was the first member of our family to know him," said Salvatore J. Scognamillo, the current chef and co-owner of Patsy's. Pasquale "Patsy" Scognamillo -- had co-owned a restaurant.. The young Sinatra was brought in one day by his boss, bandleader Tommy Dorsey. "I've got this skinny kid from Hoboken," Dorsey reportedly told Patsy Scognamillo. "Fatten him up." Sinatra swiftly became an international singing idol ... Patsy, meanwhile...opened Patsy's. Both men -- were doing well for themselves But in the early 1950s, Sinatra's career crashed. He was no longer a kid. ...The winner suddenly was being widely seen...
  • Peter Falk - All For One (Peter Falk, songbird)

    06/24/2011 10:45:06 PM PDT · by tlb · 4 replies
    youtube ^ | June 24, 2001 | thereminbarney
    From the original movie Robin and the 7 Hoods. Peter Falk and the Rat Pack.
  • $4,500 for Sinatra's restaurant booth

    02/18/2011 4:26:55 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 40 replies
    upi ^ | Feb. 18, 2011
    CHICAGO, Items from Chicago's Ambassador East Hotel and the Pump Room restaurant, including the booth frequented by Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack, are now on sale. Michael Kabealo, president of Hotel Content Liquidators, said the 12-day liquidation sale, which began Friday, includes Sinatra's private booth for $4,500 as well as the bar for $10,500 and a $1,700 oriental rug, the Chicago Tribune reported Friday. The sale includes leather bar stools ranging from $225 to $250 and $1 tissue box covers. "There's something here for everybody," Kabealo told the newspaper. The Ambassador East first opened its doors in 1926 and...
  • Frank Sinatra: The voice (New Book)

    10/28/2010 6:30:25 AM PDT · by Dr. Scarpetta · 60 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/24/2010 | DIANE DeFURIA
    In his account of the early life of this “exquisitely sensitive genius,” biographer James Kaplan explains how the icon of American music was alternately coddled & abused by his Mafia-esque mom. Once, in a fit of anger, Dolly pushed him down a flight of stairs, knocking him unconscious. She hit him regularly with a policeman’s billy club that she kept behind the bar. Ava Gardner, the movie star, meanwhile, abused the adult Frank in different ways. Scared of intimacy, she first embraced him, then tormented him. Jealousy was their emotional ammunition. "She was a pisser, she scared the s---outta me,"...
  • Peter Falk (as Columbo) roasts Frank Sinatra

    07/30/2010 12:32:54 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 15 replies · 4+ views
    youtube ^ | 7/30/10 | n/a
    Just a little humor to start the weekend off right.
  • Ted Kennedy accused of having sex parties with brothers, Marilyn Monroe

    06/14/2010 3:32:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 78 replies · 3,068+ views
    ny post ^ | 6/14/10 | POST WIRE SERVICES
    Previously secret FBI records released today reveal that Sen. Edward Kennedy may have participated in steamy sex parties with his two brothers, Marilyn Monroe and "Rat Pack" crooners Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. A racy memo from 1965 notes that a New York woman reportedly had "considerable information about sex parties" involving the Kennedy brothers John and Robert, Monroe, Sinatra and Davis. While the source of the information is not described fully in the documents, "it was reported" that Jacqueline Hammond, the wealthy ex-wife of a former US ambassador to Spain, knew about the raunchy parties at the upscale...
  • "1960" And Joe Kennedy Vs Frank Sinatra!...

    05/22/2010 7:33:34 PM PDT · by statestreet · 5 replies · 420+ views
    Chat Unlimited ^ | May 22, 2010 | Michael Welch
    Discussion has so slowed here lately that I'd like to amuse myself (and you I hope) by recommending yet another book. It's titled 1960: LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon: The Epic Campaign That Forged Three Presidencies by a guy who mainly writes baseball biographies (of Ted Williams and Kenesaw Mountain Landis, first baseball commissioner) and is a trustee of the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation (!), one David Pietrusza. The book is chock full of unflattering but arresting material concerning every candidate and would be candidate for prez that year and includes both appalling and appallingly funny stuff which is nonetheless...
  • (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 ^ | 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 Hosts The Tonight Show: Guest Don Rickles 11-14-77

    12/09/2009 6:17:16 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies · 949+ views
    I thought this clip would lift our spirits with everything that is going on. Classic clip. I love Don Rickles
  • Obama compares Michael Jackson to Elvis, Sinatra, John Lennon

    07/07/2009 8:57:37 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 27 replies · 738+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 07-07-2009 | Ben Feller
    "I think we saw it when Elvis died; in a different way you saw it when Frank Sinatra died; you saw it when John Lennon died," Obama told CBS. "There are certain figures in our popular culture that just capture our people's imaginations and in death they become even larger."
  • Jamie Foxx 'in the running' to play Frank Sinatra

    05/18/2009 4:12:00 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 72 replies · 1,863+ views ^ | May 18, 2009
    Jamie Foxx, the African-American actor, singer and comedian, has been named as a potential contender for the role of Frank Sinatra in Martin Scorcese's biopic of the entertainer. Foxx, who won a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Ray Charles in the 2004 film Ray, reportedly considered to be "perfect" for the role. If he is chosen for the part, it will be one of the most prominent examples of "colour-blind" casting in Hollywood history. Also in the running are George Clooney, Leonardo di Caprio, Harry Connick Jnr and Justin Timberlake. But an unnamed source told the Daily Express:...
  • Scorsese Searching for His Sinatra

    05/14/2009 8:43:08 AM PDT · by NoRedTape · 40 replies · 675+ views ^ | May 14, 2009 | Jimmin Simpson
    Ol' Blue Eyes and young red hair are returning to the big screen—separately, that is. Martin Scorsese has signed on to direct and produce a biopic of none other than Frank Siantra. Sinatra, the first big-screen film on the entertainment legend, will touch on his love affairs and marriages (two of his four wives were Mia Farrow and Ava Gardner), his friendships with John F. Kennedy and the rest of the Rat Pack, his singing and acting career and, of course, his possible Mafia ties. No actor is attached to the film, though Scorsese's go-to guy, Leonardo DiCaprio, is...
  • Wife, not Mafia horse head, earned Sinatra big Hollywood break

    10/20/2008 1:14:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies · 642+ views
    Thaindian ^ | October 19th, 2008
    The suggestion that late American singer Frank Sinatra got a big movie role because the Mafia put a horse’’s head in a producer’’s bed has been negated by a new book. Tom Santopietro describes in the book Sinatra in Hollywood exactly how Sinatra got the role in From Here to Eternity. He writes that Sinatra got the role in the film because his wife Ava Gardner, who was a much bigger star, had so demanded. The writer even states that Godfather author Mario Puzo once said that “the horse’’s head was totally from my imagination,” reports the New York Daily...
  • Mark Steyn on Frank Sinatra

    05/17/2008 6:15:19 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 48 replies · 243+ views
    Steyn Online ^ | May 1998 | Mark Steyn
    Ten Years Ago All this week at SteynOnline, we've been marking the tenth anniversary of Frank Sinatra's death, beginning with this appreciation, and continuing with Sinatra live, Sinatra the voice, Sinatra on screen, and Sinatra and pianist. Today, we wrap up the series with some reflections on how Frank's passing was marked by the media and by fellow musicians. This piece appeared a couple of weeks after his death in The American Spectator: As Sinatra himself wondered in another context: What now, my love? What now? When Frank finally faced his final curtain, checked into the big casino, split the...
  • Funnyman Joey Bishop dies at age 89

    10/18/2007 8:17:37 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 19 replies · 117+ views ^ | 10-18-07
    Stone-faced comedian was last surviving member of the Rat Pack. LOS ANGELES - Joey Bishop, the stone-faced comedian who found success in nightclubs, television and movies but became most famous as a member of Frank Sinatra’s Rat Pack, has died at 89. He was the group’s last surviving member. Peter Lawford died in 1984, Sammy Davis Jr. in 1990, Dean Martin in 1995, and Sinatra in 1998. Bishop died Wednesday night of multiple causes at his home in Newport Beach, publicist and longtime friend Warren Cowan said Thursday. The Rat Pack became a show business sensation in the early 1960s,...
  • Joey Bishop, Last of the 'Rat Pack,' Dies at 89

    10/18/2007 11:04:05 AM PDT · by NOOBIE · 11 replies · 216+ views
    LOS ANGELES — Joey Bishop, the stone-faced comedian who found success in night clubs, television and movies but became most famous as a member of Frank Sinatra's boisterous Rat Pack, has died at his home, his publicist said Thursday.
  • 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
  • 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,...
  • My favorite radio station is back online!

    This station (The Lounge 690) went off the air in L.A. back in December. They just starting broadcasting online recently. All sorts of cool standards being played.
  • 'A Second Shot Rang Out. Both Men Were Dead...(Frank Sinatra's Daughter)

    07/22/2006 6:18:34 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 7,954+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-23-2006 | Douglas Thompson
    'A second shot rang out. Both men were dead. Now I could never be known as Frank Sinatra's daughter' By Douglas Thompson (Filed: 23/07/2006)Page 1 of 9In February 1947, Frank Sinatra, cooler than his eyes were blue, flew into Havana to perform for an audience not only tougher than his usual crowd, but far deadlier. The engagement would change Sinatra's life, and do much to shape, in the years that followed, the world's idea of who he was. The Cuban interlude, a darkly Runyonesque affair, rich in sex and menace, would have an equally lasting effect on a woman who,...
  • (Rep. Ron) Paul handily wins primary

    03/08/2006 6:47:45 AM PST · by B Knotts · 13 replies · 1,113+ views
    Brazoria Facts ^ | 3/8/06 | Velda Hunter
    ANGLETON - Brazoria County voters casting ballots in the Republican primary favored Ron Paul to continue representing the area as the U.S. representative for District 14. Paul, who has held the seat since 1996, received 80.53 percent, or 8,826 votes, in the county, compared to Houston lawyer and Wharton resident Cynthia Sinatra's 19.47 percent, or 2,134 votes, unofficial returns show. Throughout District 14, Paul had a commanding lead with 70 percent of the precincts reporting. The congressman had 78 percent of the vote, compared to Sinatra's 22 percent, the Associated Press reported. The 70-year-old Paul, R-Surfside Beach, will face Democrat...
  • Sinatra Makes Last-Second Push for Votes (Ron Paul Opponent)

    03/04/2006 1:24:58 PM PST · by anymouse · 23 replies · 754+ views
    Galveston Daily News ^ | March 4, 2006 | TJ Aulds
    Were it not for a few signs around the county, few would realize that District 14 Congressman Ron Paul is facing opposition in the Republican primary. That opponent comes with a pretty famous name. And on Friday, the last day of early voting, Cynthia Sinatra, held a lightly attended press conference to tell voters she remains in the race despite the recent death of her father and health problems experienced by her mother and ex-husband. “I know a lot of people expected me to pull out,” said Sinatra whose father died late last week. “My father was a very strong...
  • The Beatles top Variety 100-year entertainment poll

    10/14/2005 5:38:44 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 53 replies · 909+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10-14-05 | Anon
    The Beatles were singled out on Friday as the most influential entertainers of the past 100 years, beating out the likes of Elvis Presley, Charlie Chaplin and Mickey Mouse, according to a survey conducted by show business newspaper Variety. Behind the Fab Four's first-place finish, were in alphabetical order: jazz pioneer Louis Armstrong, television comedienne Lucille Ball, movie legends Humphrey Bogart, Marlon Brando, Charlie Chaplin, James Dean and Marilyn Monroe, cartoon hero Mickey Mouse and singers Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra. Variety said the Beatles were named "Icons of the Century" because they were the entertainment personalities who made the...
  • Sinatra 'Almost Got Caught Carrying $3.5m Mafia Cash'

    05/04/2005 5:36:35 PM PDT · by blam · 118 replies · 2,292+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-5-2005 | Catherine Elsworth
    Sinatra 'almost got caught carrying $3.5m Mafia cash' By Catherine Elsworth (Filed: 05/05/2005) Frank Sinatra once served as a Mafia courier and narrowly escaped arrest with a briefcase containing $3.5 million in cash, according to a new biography of the legendary singer. The entertainer Jerry Lewis is quoted as saying that Sinatra "volunteered to be a messenger for them... And he almost got caught once... in New York." Frank Sinatra: mob links Extracts of Sinatra: The Life, an unauthorised biography by Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan, were published yesterday by Vanity Fair magazine. Lewis said that Sinatra was going through...
  • HELP: Lyrics of a song for Dan Rather's Departure!

    03/09/2005 9:44:13 AM PST · by PatriotEdition · 45 replies · 1,203+ views
    Hello... I want to have a little fun with my karaoke thing here. (I apologise to the more serious conservatives in here without my kind of goofy sense of humor for this post, but I need a little help) Ok, I want to sing a song and put it into mp3 - it's the words to NY, NY, but I need lyrics to make it relate to Dan Rather. Of course the song will start out "No more spreading the news, I'm leaving today" I can't seem to get too creative on this and was wondering if there were any...
  • Sir Paul, Elvis now perceived as 'safe'

    02/11/2005 6:19:28 PM PST · by qam1 · 37 replies · 1,803+ views
    Cincinati Post ^ | 2/11/05 | Nick Clooney
    Sir Paul McCartney certainly cleaned up the Super Bowl half-time show's image, didn't he? Nothing racier was to be seen than a spiffy red shirt, revealed by McCartney removing his coat. It was during the first half of play, however, that Mr. McCartney impressed me with his supreme confidence. If you were watching the game, you saw a number of "cutaways" of Paul McCartney enjoying the proceedings from a V.I.P. box. If I am not mistaken, one of those closeups was seen at the two-minute warning, just moments before the half-time show was to begin. That may not seem like...
  • If you are not with Frankie, you are with the Terrorists

    10/17/2004 6:14:21 PM PDT · by Scales · 4 replies · 333+ views
    A little humor and the great Sinatra sound. Go here and listen to "Strangers on My Flight"
  • You Are Either With Frank Or You Are With The Terrorists!(Sinatra parody)

    08/30/2004 10:03:30 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 14 replies · 1,589+ views
    Click here: Frank Sinatra Parody: You Are Either With Frank Or You Are With The Terrorists!