Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Frank Sinatra Testifies About The Coolness Of The Dino Lounge

Frank Sinatra was called before a Congressional subcommittee to discuss whether he thought The Dino Lounge was a cool blog or not. :-)

Seriously though. I have no clue what is going on in these pictures. They are from 1965. Sinatra is testifying in front of some sort of hearing. Anybody have any ideas at all?

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32 comments:

Chessa! said...

hmmm...I have no idea. I want to say it's from a film but I would be making that up:) either way, he's so cool..sigh...

Mirko di Wallenberg said...

Hello Keith, it has probably to do with his mob related businesses in the early 60's!

More info on:

http://www.crimemagazine.com/sinatra.htm

Planet Mondo said...

Not a clue Keith - although I'd love to find out what it's about.

C.K. Dexter Haven said...

I wonder if it concerns the Cal Neva lodge that Frank co-owned *allegedly* with organized crime. Here's a link, though there's some saucy language involved:

http://www.americanmafia.com/Feature_Articles_109.html

Keith said...

Thanks Chessa. I appreciate your feedback. These are cool pics no matter what it's from.

Keith said...

Hey Mirko. Thanks for the comments. I'll check out that link. It probably does have something to do with that.

Keith said...

Thanks Dave. I know what you mean. It would be neat to find out.

Keith said...

Thanks C.K. I appreciate that. I'll definitely have to check that link out. That could be it. Who knows. I want to find out.

Nancy Sinatra Fan said...

I'm not sure, but these are nice pictures. It will be interesting to know what these photos are about.

Keith said...

Thanks Phoebe. Glad you enjoyed these.

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie Keith, leaves it to the frankie to be hauled in for questionin'...

Keith said...

Hey pallie DMP. I know what you mean. lol

Jim @ CoolStuffForDads.com said...

I don't know either, Keith, but I did notice some of the guys smiling and the one guy in the background with the cool shades.

Keith said...

Hey Jim. Thanks. I know what you mean. I noticed that too. Have a great day. Cheers!

dapper kid said...

Love how he has them laughing in the last photo :) And wow, he looks sharp in that suit!

Hester said...

hahaha this is great.


10/6

Keith said...

Thanks Dapper. I know what you mean. Frank did have a great sense of humor. He dresses so cool.

Keith said...

Thanks Hester.

Couture Carrie said...

Hmmmm... must be the subcommittee on coolness!

xoxox,
CC

Erika said...

Love, love, love these pictures. I'm becoming obsessed with this era thanks to you! :)

jbfunky said...

The truth is that Frank is not afraid of the feds....the feds are afraid of Frank, especially when he, Dino and Sammy team together!

Now that's what I call cool!

Keith said...

Thanks Carrie.

Keith said...

Thanks Erika. I appreciate that. I'm so glad that I could help you fall for this era. It's such an amazing time.

Keith said...

Hey JB. Thanks for the feedback. That is so true. Frank and the Rat Pack aren't scared of Uncle Sam, but Uncle Sam is definitely scared of these cool cats.

Carlotta said...

I have no idea but he was so sexy!!

Keith said...

Thanks Carlotta.

Terence Sambo said...

Nice fotos :o]

Keith said...

Thanks Terence.

Tonygirl said...

He had to testify many times during his life. He had to testify during the wrong door raid involving marilyn monroe and again in 1970 with the new jersey commission and several times before that due to supposed links to organized crime that were never substantiated.

Keith said...

Hey Mel. Thanks for that info. I knew if anybody knew anything about Sinatra that it would be you. Cheers!

Timmy said...

If you would care to read Nancy Sinatra's book about her father, it is titled: "Frank Sinatra, An American Legend" In it, she explained Frank's many hearings & the reasons he appeared. A LONG read, but very enlightening.

Keith said...

Hey Timmy. Thanks. I'd love to read that book. You've definitely inspired me to get my hands on it.