Thursday, December 3, 2009

Some Random Photos of Frank Sinatra & Friends

Here are some random photos of Frank Sinatra and some of his pallies back in the late 50's to mid-60's. I hope you enjoy them. Cheers!

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The Rat Pack together in action.

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Dean Martin, Judy Garland & Frank Sinatra are rehearsing in Las Vegas in 1958.

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Frank's sitting at his piano in his home. That's a model of his personal jet on top of the piano.

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Frank's cracking up after falling out of a chair at a Miami party.

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Frank's doing what he does best - perform under the spotlight.

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Frank's wiping his face off with a towel.

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Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra point down at some other guy's shoe.

P.S. I hope you liked all those photos. I wanted to let you guys know about this poll, "Sinatra & Jay-Z: Two Generations Of Cool," a
t the website of Madison Square Garden.

Here is the promo information sent to me:

Two BIG musical legends,one BIG CITY, MSG asks: Who sang New York City's true anthem better? Frank Sinatra and Jay-Z both have recorded sensational hits declaring their love for the city that never sleeps. Sinatra's 1980's hit, "New York, New York" still lives in on people's hearts today while Jay-Z's catchy hip-hop tune, "Empire State of Mind," has become the anthem for all celebrated NY sport victories. Jay-Z claims he's "the new Sinatra" in the hit song also, but does the Hoboken-native Frankie still hold the title for the city's anthem. YOU DECIDE who the king of NY is here:

Also, be sure to tune-in on Friday, December 4th @ 10:30 PM when MSG airs two iconic performances. Leading off is Jay-Z’s Answer the Call September 11th performance, followed at 11:30 p.m. by Frank Sinatra: The Main Event, a concert which originally aired live Oct. 13, 1974.
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For more info, exclusive photos, and video on Jay-Z, click here: http://www.msg.com/jay-z/

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For more info and exclusive photos on Frank Sinatra click here: http://www.msg.com/sinatra/

*Also, you can purchase at the website a box-set titled: Sinatra: New York containing 70 previously unreleased songs and includes four compact discs and one DVD featuring concerts Ol’ Blue Eyes’ performed between 1955 and 1990 in venues all around the city, including Radio City Music Hall. If you purchase the box-set there, you'll receive an exclusive CD of the Main Event concert.

I hope you'll check out the website. Make sure you vote in the poll on whether Frank Sinatra or Jay-Z has the true anthem for the Big Apple. Thanks.

P.S.S. I received the Beautiful Blogger Award from the Wabi & Sabi blog. I greatly appreciate it. Thanks so much.

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33 comments:

FASHIONconfectionairy said...

Frank Sinatra sand it better, I don't hav the same level of respect for JAYZ yet...
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Wolf Boy said...

These are some cool photos of the Rat Pack. My vote goes to Frank. That's gotta be the anthem for NYC. I do love Jay-Z's song, plus Alicia Keys is so fine.

janettaylor said...

Frank & Dean are my fav! :-)

Have a nice day, Keith!

Leah said...

Keith, where do you find these wonderful photos? Not only am I loving the rat pack together but I also love looking at the black and white shots. I am a photographer and my forte is black and white photography so I get inspired by really good b/w photos which were taken by film.

Protege said...

I wanted to tell you that I play Dean Martins X-mas CD a lot at home these days; it is called: "Making Spirits Bright" and is one of my favorites, along with Nat King Cole's.;)
Have a great day.;)
Zuzana

Graham I. Haynes said...

The photo of Frankie falling out of the chair is classic!
Never seen that one before.

Thanks for sharing the Jay-Z / Frank Sinatra link. I think it's still too early to compare their legacies or anything like that. They are just 2 sides of the same coin. 2 very different perspectives based in different circumstances in the same city.

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yyam said...

Thanks for sharing these...I love the one of him falling out of the chair and cracking up...the measure of a cool guy is how he is able to laugh at himself! :)

Some Like it Vintage.com said...

Morning Keith! Love those photos :-) It's always nice to see that when the boys get together, they are genuinely laughing, smiling and having good old fun.
Between JayZ and Sinatra? Hands down it's Sinatra. I don't like when a new artist comes along and calls themselves 'the New Sinatra'. He is irreplaceable - no one can label THEMSELVES, it has to be based on popular opinion.

Hope you are well my dear! xoxox

michellehendra said...

i miss his voice :(

xx

Marian said...

The Rat pack were so elegant! super suave!
I love the image of Frank laughing after falling out of his chair.
such a great capture.
have a good day Keith
xx
marian

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

Great pictures! You have got to love Frank - he is the most charming man in the Universe!

Maggi said...

That one with Sinatra on the floor is priceless!

Dana Andrews said...

God!, what a great post!, what a great photos and what a class!. Thank you very, very much for that link. I love this post.

Erika said...

I never get tired of looking at photos of Frank - these are lovely! :)

Nancy Sinatra Fan said...

These are all great. I really love the one of Dean, Judy & Frank together. I love those clips of them together on YouTube.

Heavenly Housewife said...

I love the one where he is on the floor. He looks like he is in hysterics. I love to see people laughing and happy :)

Heavenly Housewife said...

I love the one where he is on the floor. He looks like he is in hysterics. I love to see people laughing and happy :)

sinnlighet said...

Hi there,

I love these unique images you have found, completely new for me!

Your photos are simply the best!

Peace and Love

A

lancelonie said...

They're both ok but I love classic songs more. They're more meaningful and sounds cleaner. :)

Sam said...

I love thos Rat Pack photos - everyone looks so glamorous are sophisticated - even when they are just wiping their face with a towel (like Frank)! Alicia Keys - I"ve only just discovered her and she's got a fab voice!

Maria Confer said...

Love these iconic photos. Thanks for sharing Keith.

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drollgirl said...

boy, frank sure had it all!!!

Winnie said...

The Frank Sinatra image is brilliant!!!! That image just captures the moment so perfectly. I love it.

Frank's New york for sure...it was my anthem for me and my friends leading up to our trip there last year!

Savvy Gal said...

I like the image of Frank Sinatra under the spot light.

Fabulous Finds Gal said...

Oh, I just love a jolt of old school glam and class when I hit the Dino Lounge. Thanks for sharing.

Christina
Fabulous Finds Gal

Couture Carrie said...

Fantastic pics, Keith!
Have a fab weekend!

xoxox,
CC

Jim @ CoolStuffForDads.com said...

The chair one is pretty funny! Looks like he was having a good time!

bananas. said...

frank sinatra is classic. i think his new york new york will ALWAYS be the NYC anthem.

but i LOVE jay-z. dude can do no wrong in my eyes.

Stephanie said...

Oh, love the pic of Frankie wiping his sweaty face. :) Cool about the Jay Z performance. Love Jay z.

sexylegsandbody said...

Hi Keith, great post, those were the days.... Thanks so much for sharing with us. Great pics...

hey, you are still a spring chicken,:-) only 39 now? Be that as it may, many happy returns on your birthday, may you have many more, and may all your wishes come true.
I do wish you a lovely day, and everything of the best.
Colin.

Leah said...

Happy birthday Keith!

BINKSY said...

Happy Birthday

Jessica Cangiano said...

And by "random" you mean absolutely awesome! :D

Thank you very much for all of your recent comments, Keith. I'm terribly behind (for a multitude of reasons) on replying to the comments I've received over the last week, but really want you to know how much I appreciate your visits!

Have a wonderful day, my friend!
♥ Jessica