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    I was reading That Frank Sinatra Hated the song "Strangers in the Night."

    He told people that it was about "two fags in a bar." LOL

    He stepped into the recording studio on April 11 1966 to record what would be come one of his trademark songs none the less!

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    LOL--And it was FABULOUS! "Strangers in the Night" was the ultimate in grownup, sexy sophistication when I was a kid!~

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noelle Page View Post
    LOL--And it was FABULOUS! "Strangers in the Night" was the ultimate in grownup, sexy sophistication when I was a kid!~
    I am not sure if that was what the song was really about but being Frank hated the song so much I am sure that was his way of expressing it...I sure can't listen to the song anymore without thinking of what he said its about!! LOL

    I actually have the CD in my car I am listening to at the moment so did some research on the song!!

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    Well, I think it's about the sexual revolution of the 60s--openly acknowledging the occurrence of one night stands.

    Any of our gay friends have a take on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noelle Page View Post
    Well, I think it's about the sexual revolution of the 60s--openly acknowledging the occurrence of one night stands.

    Any of our gay friends have a take on it?
    Well not being gay myself I was just doing some more reading on the song and it really doesn't say any real deep down meaning in why it was written.

    I do know after 7 weeks on the charts it knocked "The Beatles" song "Paperback Writer" off the #1 spot and spent a week at #1 on the Hot 100.

    It was also the first song in 1966 he recorded that year also!!

    Have you ever heard "In the wee small hours?" Great CD!!!!!!!!!!

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    No, but have heard him do that song. He was best at those world-weary tunes I think.

    Aw, for all the Frank bashing we've done...old blue eyes was the MAN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noelle Page View Post
    No, but have heard him do that song. He was best at those world-weary tunes I think.

    Aw, for all the Frank bashing we've done...old blue eyes was the MAN!

    Yes indeed he was!

    I am thinking "In the wee small hours' was recorded after Ava had left him? Correct me if I am wrong! I know Frank went thru a period where they said his songs really had passion in them because alot of what he sang in the late 50's was his hurt from losing Ava and alot of his feeling from his songs reflected that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny62 View Post
    Yes indeed he was!

    I am thinking "In the wee small hours' was recorded after Ava had left him? Correct me if I am wrong! I know Frank went thru a period where they said his songs really had passion in them because alot of what he sang in the late 50's was his hurt from losing Ava and alot of his feeling from his songs reflected that!
    Youre right, Danny, it was after Ava left him for good.
    i absolutely love this album. Is one of my favorites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leevancleef View Post
    Youre right, Danny, it was after Ava left him for good.
    i absolutely love this album. Is one of my favorites.

    You can almost feel the hurt in his voice!! I think the album would not have been half as good if Ava had not left him before recording it!!

    I think they called them "Torch songs?"

    I really Frank peaked vocal wise in the 50's and early 60's. I think after 1966 his voice started going down hill!!!

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    http://youtube.com/watch?v=5otNjizazMg

    Frank Sinatra's last concert in 1994. The signs of Dementia is already setting in.

    I do believe he did something in Palm Springs in 1995 but the above clip was his final concert tour ending in Japan.

    I wonder why he didn't sing it in Japanese?

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    thanks for the link Danny. I read in a book about Frank at one of his later concerts he froze right in the middle of a song and got a confused look on his face. After being helped backstage he asked a stage hand "where the hell am i". I read Frank`s dementia got quite bad in his later years to the point he would be entertaining guests and 2 minutes later would ask them " Who the hell are you".

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    Quote Originally Posted by jay View Post
    thanks for the link Danny. I read in a book about Frank at one of his later concerts he froze right in the middle of a song and got a confused look on his face. After being helped backstage he asked a stage hand "where the hell am i". I read Frank`s dementia got quite bad in his later years to the point he would be entertaining guests and 2 minutes later would ask them " Who the hell are you".
    Yeah its sad sort of to watch the clip and see him not remembering the words to "My Way." I thought he used Teleprompters then so he would not forget the words?

    I read he was VERY bad off the last year or two. Of course the family has never really came out but I hear at the end he had to be spoon fed and pretty much didn't know anyone anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deat becomesher View Post
    You're right it was Zeppo
    Apparently Zeppo was pretty handy with his dukes he should have smacked Franky upside his head but then Frank would've probably got his "Bovver Boys" to pay Zeppo a visit..

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirk diggler View Post
    Apparently Zeppo was pretty handy with his dukes he should have smacked Franky upside his head but then Frank would've probably got his "Bovver Boys" to pay Zeppo a visit..
    Yeah that was the big problem, Frank was a woosie...but his hulking bodyguards were not afraid to take care of people for Frank.

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    Two Bit Whore?

    While visiting a club one evening, Frank Sinatra, who hated reporters as a general rule, spotted a female journalist who he particularly disliked. "You've been laying down for two dollars all your life," he snorted, stuffing two dollars into her drink.

    Shortly thereafter, someone complained to Frank's mother about his rude behavior. She agreed that her son had made a mistake: namely, he had overpaid![SIZE=1][/SIZE]

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    I was reading one of my death-hag books last night, "Celebrity Lies" by Boze Hadeleigh, and came across something a bit interesting. Apparently there was a rumor going around that Frank could have been Mia Farrow's father!

    Supposedly Frank and actress Maureen O'Hara (Mia's mom) had an affair way back when - and it's was "hinted" that unbeknownst to everyone, Mia came out of the whole thing, but I guess Maureen wasn't sure if Frank - or whoever else she was sleeping with at the time was her daddy.

    Incest is best I guess!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aries65 View Post
    I was reading one of my death-hag books last night, "Celebrity Lies" by Boze Hadeleigh, and came across something a bit interesting. Apparently there was a rumor going around that Frank could have been Mia Farrow's father!

    Supposedly Frank and actress Maureen O'Hara (Mia's mom) had an affair way back when - and it's was "hinted" that unbeknownst to everyone, Mia came out of the whole thing, but I guess Maureen wasn't sure if Frank - or whoever else she was sleeping with at the time was her daddy.

    Incest is best I guess!

    God I have never heard that...so Gross!

    Hell The way he sucked up to his daughter Nancy some people complained of incest between the two of them. LOL

    Frank was the da man!! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aries65 View Post
    I was reading one of my death-hag books last night, "Celebrity Lies" by Boze Hadeleigh, and came across something a bit interesting. Apparently there was a rumor going around that Frank could have been Mia Farrow's father!

    Supposedly Frank and actress Maureen O'Hara (Mia's mom) had an affair way back when - and it's was "hinted" that unbeknownst to everyone, Mia came out of the whole thing, but I guess Maureen wasn't sure if Frank - or whoever else she was sleeping with at the time was her daddy.

    Incest is best I guess!
    Maureen O'Sullivan was Mia's mom! Did the book actually say it was O'Hara? If so Boze needs a better fact-checker



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    Happy 93rd Frank!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack-O-Lantern View Post
    Maureen O'Sullivan was Mia's mom! Did the book actually say it was O'Hara? If so Boze needs a better fact-checker
    Yes Maureen O'sullivan was in a couple of early tarzan movies with Johnny Weissmuller..

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    Didn't anyone but me notice it was Frank's birthday yesterday?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan7962 View Post
    Didn't anyone but me notice it was Frank's birthday yesterday?
    I KNEW there must've been a reason I woke up thinking "RING-A-DING-DING"!!!!!!!!

    Happy b-day ol' Blue Eyes



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    I think Sinatra's birthday was December 12th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colz85 View Post
    I think Sinatra's birthday was December 12th.
    oh your right, May 14th was the day he died. Happy Deathday Frank.

    Good Catch!

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    Frank wins the Oscar for From Here to Eternity - 1954. Wonder if he was wearing a toupee back then ?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubcVEuA55jc&feature=user

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    Quote Originally Posted by cash View Post
    Frank wins the Oscar for From Here to Eternity - 1954. Wonder if he was wearing a toupee back then ?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubcVEuA55jc&feature=user
    The movie that saved Franks Career! I don't think he would have been as popular if it wasn't for this movie. His Career was pretty much in the toilet. I know at one point he told them he would pay them to appear in this movie.

    He always told Ava this movie would put him back on top, and he was right.

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    Frank Sinatra-Peggy Lee casual jazz song

    Just a nice talented duo.
    Sinatra use to say if he turned out the lights with Peggy Lee he could pretend he was with Grace Kelley.

    But damn Peggy could sing.

    http://www.artsjournal.com/rifftides/2008/06/ooh.html

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    Cool
    You should post this over on the Currently Listening To thread...

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    Frank was paid $8000 for From Here To Eternity. Pearl Bailey told him to take it and never look back.

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    I loved the song he did in High Society with Celeste Holm

    "Who wants to be a millionaire? Have Flashy flunkies everywhere..."

    I read Sinatra: The Life not that long ago, and it's actually pretty good. Not Kitty Kelly type trash.

    I think the author was spot on when he theorized that a lot of Frank's good deeds had more to do with being a big man in control than actual kindness. Not that he wasn't a decent human being (well... sorta kinda, halfway almost not a mobster decent), but he needed to feel like he was king shit all the time. I could see that.
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    News reports on Frank's death

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    One of my biggest regrets....not seeing him when I had the chance in Vegas because I thought the tickets were too expensive...and then losing as much as I would have paid for a ticket in about an hour in the casino. Dumb, dumb, dumb.

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    There was this thing where Frank and Elvis sang together doing each other's songs and style and it so classic and wonderful. I don't know what show it was on but it is 1 of my favorite clips of both of them.

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    I came across this, someone pissed Frank off enough once he sent them a tombstone with their name engraved on it

    FEBRUARY 1957: Hearst Broadway columnist and CBS television personality Dorothy Kilgallen wrote a six-part series, "The Real Frank Sinatra Story," that purported to tell "heretofore unpublished episodes in Frankie's life." There was little new and even less substance in what came off as a typically mean-spirited hatchet job. Dad responded by taking personal digs at the columnist in his nightclub act. He even sent Kilgallen a tombstone with her name carved on it. That was too much even for some Sinatra admirers, including columnist Louis Sobol, who wrote that his response to her attacks was "in bad taste" and "inexcusable." But Dad would publicly criticize Kilgallen for the rest of her life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aries65 View Post
    I was reading one of my death-hag books last night, "Celebrity Lies" by Boze Hadeleigh, and came across something a bit interesting. Apparently there was a rumor going around that Frank could have been Mia Farrow's father!

    Supposedly Frank and actress Maureen O'Hara (Mia's mom) had an affair way back when - and it's was "hinted" that unbeknownst to everyone, Mia came out of the whole thing, but I guess Maureen wasn't sure if Frank - or whoever else she was sleeping with at the time was her daddy.

    Incest is best I guess!
    God, it's funny to come across this. Not too long ago a friend was looking at a picture of Frank and Mia on the net and said, "Did you ever notice how much Frank and Mia resembled each other?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by EthelMertz View Post
    God, it's funny to come across this. Not too long ago a friend was looking at a picture of Frank and Mia on the net and said, "Did you ever notice how much Frank and Mia resembled each other?"
    I highly doubt even old Frankie was that kinky. Wow that Maureen, she must have been something! She figured in lots of juicy rumours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarayLordDarylVorigan View Post
    I was reading That Frank Sinatra Hated the song "Strangers in the Night."

    He told people that it was about "two fags in a bar." LOL

    He stepped into the recording studio on April 11 1966 to record what would be come one of his trademark songs none the less!
    I read that Saddam Hussien's girlfriend claimed that Strangers in the Night was his favorite song, and he would play it over and over....
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    Quote Originally Posted by jay View Post
    FEBRUARY 1957: Hearst Broadway columnist and CBS television personality Dorothy Kilgallen wrote a six-part series, "The Real Frank Sinatra Story," that purported to tell "heretofore unpublished episodes in Frankie's life."
    Dorothy Kilgallen use to be a panel member on What's my Line..LOL

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    My mom was a stunning, beautiful Swedish blond, with a pair of legs that didn't quit. One night she and my father were at Vegas show and she got up to use the bathroom. As she headed towards the back to go out, she heard loud cat calls from three guys who seemed to be feeling no pain. "Hey baby"!
    (whistle, whistle). Mom looked towards all the ruckus to see who it was, and there sat Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. who had come to see the show late and were sitting in the back. I thought that was a cool story when she told me that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EthelMertz View Post
    God, it's funny to come across this. Not too long ago a friend was looking at a picture of Frank and Mia on the net and said, "Did you ever notice how much Frank and Mia resembled each other?"
    I read/heard the following somewhere before... and I am paraphrasing here...

    Ava's response to Frank and Mia's marriage....

    "Well, I always knew Frank liked little boys and now he's gone off and married one"

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    Quote Originally Posted by kandykisses View Post
    There was this thing where Frank and Elvis sang together doing each other's songs and style and it so classic and wonderful. I don't know what show it was on but it is 1 of my favorite clips of both of them.
    This might not be the one you are talking about Kandy, but it's Elvis and Frank together.... Elvis sings at first but at about 6:16, Elvis sings one of Frank's songs and vice versa... cool video...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZDv_uguXBE

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    I LOVED, LOVED watching that!!! Thank you so much for posting Cheese!!!! Frank and Elvis!!! *swoon* Damn I was soo born at the wrong time!


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    Does anyone remember hearing about the incident that took place between Desi Arnaz and Frank Sinatra? Can't remember all of the details, but supposedly, Desi was in a famous restaurant drinking and was pretty wasted. Sinatra and his bodyguards approached him and told him he better knock it off. Apparently some of Sinatra's more colorful friends didn't like the way the gangsters were being portrayed on the T.V. show, "The Untouchables", which Desi produced though the Desilu studios. I guess Desi stood up and told Sinatra something like, "Don't tell me what to do you bum!", and then he belted Frank. Does anyone remember hearing about this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarayLordDarylVorigan View Post
    I would not doubt it, he was buried with everything else!!

    Following Frank Sinatra's death in 1999, his daughter (Nancy Sinatra) spent six days preparing his coffin for the funeral. Among the items packed in his casket? Tootsie Rolls, Wild Cherry Life Savers, chewing gum, and cotton balls soaked in cologne.
    And a pack of unfiltered Camels and a roll of new dimes. Apparently when Frank Junior was kidnapped he ran out of dimes making calls and from that time on he always carried a roll of dimes. I heard Nancy tell that story during an interview with Dick Cavette. I will look for it on Utube tonight.
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    Note: post #163, Mia Farrow's mother was actress Maureen O'Sullivan.

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    http://www.thesmokinggun.com/mugshots/sinatramug1.html

    I found this and thought it is interesting to view...

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    Martin Scorsese to direct Frank Sinatra biopic

    http://entertainment.timesonline.co....cle6296820.ece

    What do you all think of this? I think this should be very interesting. I can't wait.
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    If they do it right, it could be fantastic. If they go wrong, it will be a disaster. I really thought Ray Liotta did a hell of a Sinatra in the HBO movie, but there may be someone better. I can't see DiCaprio though.
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    Frank Sinatra never did much for me. Im sure the movie will be great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ichabodius View Post
    Frank Sinatra never did much for me. Im sure the movie will be great.
    I agree Ichy.

    Wonder if they can find someone slimy enough to play him!!

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