“There are moments when it’s too quiet. Particularly late at night or early in the mornings. That’s when you know there’s something lacking in your life. You just know.” — Frank Sinatra
“Call it self-confidence. Call it cockiness – call it anything, but it has always been true of me that when I get an idea by the coattails I can’t let go. I choke it to death.” – Frank Sinatra
Source: Louella Parsons (1943)
Photographer: George Hurrell
Sinatra springs into action on the cover of the short-lived comic book “Picture News” in 1946. The series only lasted ten issues.
Ava Gardner‘s dog (most likely). Artist: Frank Sinatra. Year: 1949-1950. Oil on canvas. 12.5 x 16 inches. Considered to be Sinatra’s first attempt at painting, it was gifted to Gardner early in their relationship and she kept it for the remainder of her life.
Sinatra wore this hairpiece for more than one film. This came from the MGM wig archive and was created by Max Factor.
The buzzer to Frank Sinatra’s home at 2666 Bowmont Drive, circa 1962. The house is no longer standing. (Photographer: George Brich / LAPL 00082938)
Frank Sinatra, Sandy Koufax, Buzzie Bavasi and Dean Martin at a star-studded dinner honoring Koufax at the Hillcrest Country Club (10000 W. Pico Blvd.) in December 1963.
Photo: LAPL 00051387
“That little picture I directed – I learned that actors can be a pain in the fanny. I wonder if I’m ever like that.” — Frank Sinatra
Quote: Dick Kleiner (1965)
Photo: None But the Brave (1965)
A live version of “Fly Me to the Moon” from 1965.
Sinatra sings “Luck Be a Lady Tonight.”
His version of “My Way” at Madison Square Garden, New York City, in 1974.
Artist: Nicholas Volpe. Oil on board. 49.5″ x 69.5.” From the upstairs banquet room of the now torn down Friars Club of Beverly Hills, which was formed in 1947. I’ve seen this one personally where it used to hang. It was amazing. But then again, the Frairs Club building was amazing before it was disastrously renamed the Beverly Hills CENSORED Club in 2007 and then shut down. Incidentally, the name change came as a result of a lawsuit won by the New York Friars Club.
The Sinatra painting was sold at auction in Dallas, TX, for $29,875.00.