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  • April Fools

    03/31/2019 4:16:12 PM PDT · by Twotone · 14 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | March 31, 2019 | Mark Steyn
    I'm Gonna Miss You on Valentine's Day When I see all the young lovers together I'm Gonna Miss You on Washington's Birthday 'Cause I told a lie and I lost you I'm gonna feel like an April Fool When April first is due... I don't suppose one in a gazillion folks knows the above song. Mel Tormé wrote it, and you get the gist pretty quickly: he's gonna miss you on Valentine's Day, Groundhog Day, Ramadan, Take Your Daughter To Work Day, you name it. The relationship of February 14th to romance is obvious, Washington's Birthday less so, but the...
  • I'll Be Around

    03/03/2019 3:59:06 PM PST · by Twotone · 4 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | March 3, 2019 | Mark Steyn
    ...In the pithy summation of Terry Teachout, Alec Wilder "spent his life looking for cracks to fall through". Back in the days when we still had record stores, he didn't quite fit the pop bins or the classical bins or the jazz bins. Which is why, if you're hung up on categorization, it's easier to leave him out of the store altogether. As he himself acknowledged, his compositions "were gunned down by the jazz boys because they had a classical flavor, and they were gunned down by the classical boys because they had a jazz flavor." Still, discriminating persons at...
  • Woody Allen's Secret Teen Lover Speaks: Sex, Power and a Conflicted Muse Who Inspired 'Manhattan'

    12/17/2018 6:54:28 PM PST · by simpson96 · 27 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 12/17/2018 | Gary Baum
    In 1976, 16-year-old model Babi Christina Engelhardt embarked on a hidden eight-year affair with the 41–year-old filmmaker that mirrors one of his most famous movies. Now, amid the #MeToo reckoning and Allen’s personal scandals, she looks back with mixed emotions on their relationship and its unequal dynamic. Sixteen, emerald-eyed, blond, an aspiring model with a confident streak and a painful past: Babi Christina Engelhardt had just caught Woody Allen's gaze at legendary New York City power restaurant Elaine's. It was October 1976, and when Engelhardt returned from the ladies' room, she dropped a note on his table with her phone...
  • All Or Nothing At All

    09/09/2018 7:42:20 PM PDT · by Twotone · 9 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | September 9, 2018 | Mark Steyn
    Exactly three-quarters of a century ago this week the Number One hit in America was not a new record, but an old one. Which was an odd accomplishment, as the concept of "oldies" had yet to be invented. "All Or Nothing At All" had it all in September 1943, but it had had nothing at all for the previous four years. This is the story of how it, and its boy vocalist Frank Sinatra, came out on top... It was June 1939 and the singer Louise Tobin was in her room in the Lincoln Hotel in Manhattan, packing for a...
  • How JFK paid $5,000 to famed brothel owner 'Madame Claude' to procure a Jackie lookalike [tr]

    05/22/2018 10:23:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 22, 2018 | Caroline Howe
    As the reigning Queen of Sex in Paris for two decades, French brothel-owner Madame Claude offered a secret and forbidden universe of pleasure and high-ranking politicians and celebrities such as John F Kennedy, Muammar Gadaffi, Nelson Rockefeller, and Frank Sinatra. Her stable of girls were no mere prostitutes but what the Madame dubbed as 'swans' from fine French families with brains, charm, and - sex with a very happy ending. So it was in April 1961 that President John F Kennedy came to Paris and desired to sample the pleasures of Madame Claude's swans.
  • Heel, Hipster, Loner, Loser

    05/15/2018 8:45:51 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 22 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 13 May 2018 | Mark Steyn
    Frank Sinatra died twenty years ago - May 14th 1998. We'll pick out a few musical moments later tonight, but first, as a curtain-raiser and as a Mark at the Movies Sunday bonus, here's a look at Sinatra's film career. He was a memorable actor - and, as Sammy Cahn liked to say, that isn't even what he does: When he died in 1998, the Italians came out for Frank. Robert De Niro said not a day passed when he didn't listen to Sinatra, Martin Scorsese that Sinatra made it possible for all the rest of them - the guys...
  • It Was a Very Good Year

    05/14/2018 11:25:22 AM PDT · by Twotone · 14 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | May 13, 2018 | Mark Steyn
    Frank Sinatra was the most influential popular singer of the 20th century – not just because of a six-decade career of big hit records, but because his taste in music and the longevity of his success helped shape and expand the American Songbook. Not all icons survive death: I think of Leonard Bernstein or Bob Fosse, both at their passing the most celebrated practitioners in their respective fields, or Bing Crosby, the biggest selling recording artist of all time at the time he left us, and these days little more than a guy who gets played on the holiday channels...
  • Jackie Kennedy 'had an affair with ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev & so did Bobby Kennedy', new book...

    01/15/2014 9:39:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | January 15, 2014 | David Gardner in Los Angeles
    Driven to distraction by the amorous betrayals of her husband, Jackie Kennedy embarked on a wild fling with ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev while she was still in the White House, according to a new tell-all book. Nureyev, who was nine years younger than the First Lady, was also once spotted with Jackie’s brother-in-law Robert F. Kennedy ‘kissing each other passionately in a phone box’, the book claims. Much has been written through the years about President Kennedy’s dalliances while in office. His mistresses were famously said to include actresses Marilyn Monroe and Angie Dickinson, mafia moll Judith Exner and a...
  • EXCLUSIVE - 'She seduced him in a creaky French elevator': Bombshell book reveals Jackie O's

    05/28/2014 2:09:37 PM PDT · by kcvl · 140 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 05/28/2014 | Lauren Winter
    EXCLUSIVE - 'She couldn't wait and allowed him to seduce her in a creaky French elevator': Bombshell book reveals Jackie Kennedy's secret lovers, her revenge on JFK with William Holden, her steamy night with Brando and her forbidden affairs with Bobby AND Teddy New book reveals that Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was a passionate woman who had many men--before, during and after her marriage to JFK Authors say she bedded Hollywood actors Warren Beatty, Paul Newman, Gregory Peck and Frank Sinatra, among others Confessed Brando, 'She took matters into her own hands and popped the magic question, ‘Would you like to...
  • I Tawt I Taw A Puddy Tat

    10/15/2017 4:05:01 PM PDT · by Twotone · 14 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | October 15, 2017 | Mark Steyn
    One hundred years ago today - October 15th 1917 - a man called Alan Livingston was born in McDonald, Pennsylvania. You probably don't know his name, and, if you think you know your songwriters, you may be confusing him with his older brother Jay Livingston, who with Ray Evans wrote "Que Sera Sera", "Mona Lisa", "Buttons and Bows" and the urban Christmas song "Silver Bells". Jay's kid brother doesn't have a song catalogue like that, but one way or another we owe a lot of the late 20th century's best known music to him. For one, Alan Livingston was central...
  • REVEALED:The day Frank Sinatra told Trump to 'go f* himself'(trunc)

    10/08/2017 9:25:34 AM PDT · by Wilderness Conservative · 129 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/8/17
    Frank Sinatra told Donald Trump to 'go f*** himself' after the business mogul complained that he was paying too much to feature the singer at the opening of his Atlantic City casino, according to a new book. In 'The Way it Was', due to be released on October 24, Elie Weisman, who managed the Chairman of the Board from 1975 to 1998, recounted the incident, which occurred 1990. Sinatra had planned to perform at the opening of Trump's Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, along with fellow Rat Pack member Sammy Davis Jr and vocal duet Steve and Eydie, reported the...
  • Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

    12/23/2016 1:57:49 PM PST · by NFHale · 39 replies
    Ol' Blue Eyes sings "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"... 1957
  • Frank Sinatra's California Rat Pack home for sale

    11/03/2016 1:12:22 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 48 replies
    ABC7 KABC Los Angeles ^ | November 3, 2016
    Cancel any upcoming flights to the moon, because living in Frank Sinatra's Rat Pack home is a great reason to stay on Earth. Named "Villa Maggio," Sinatra's hideaway from Hollywood is on the market for $3.9 million. The Palm Desert, California home was a spot where Sinatra and fellow Rat Pack members Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop would hang out and get some R&R from their fans in a private location.
  • Youtube Video of a Supercool Ronald Reagan hanging out with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin

    01/01/2016 10:26:18 AM PST · by pinochet · 33 replies
    Here is a youtube video of Ronald Reagan hanging out with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BG5WAFzwlIA This video has inspired me to make some observations. One of the greatest mistakes conservatives make in analyzing the 1980 election, is to exaggerate the weakness of Jimmy Carter in the 1980 election. I am not a Carter-hater, and I think Carter was a better President and stronger leader than several American Presidents, including Obama, Clinton, James Buchanan, etc. To say that Reagan won his election victories because his opponents were weak, is like saying Muhammad Ali became the heavyweight boxing champion of...
  • Christmas Songs By Frank Sinatra - Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2016

    12/23/2015 10:21:03 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1948, 2002 | Frank Sinatra
    Christmas Songs By Frank Sinatra Merry Christmas 2016 Christmas Songs By Frank SinatraChristmas with the Rat Pack is a 2002 album compiling Christmas songs by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis, Jr. "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Christmas Songs by Sinatra is the name of the third studio album by the American singer Frank Sinatra. It was originally released in 1948 as a 78 rpm Christmas is the time that we spent together sharing emotions . Hear and feel the best Christmas songs . I wish you a peaceful Christmas
  • 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...
  • No Google Doodle for Frank Sinatra's 100th Birthday

    12/12/2015 7:30:07 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 32 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 12, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    On November 19, 2014 Google commemorated the 57th birthday of Ofra Haza with a Google Doodle. Who? Also in 2014, Google Doodle honored the 151st birthday of Annie Jump Cannon. Who? A few days after that, Wassily Kandinsky was similarly recognized with a Google Doodle on his 148th birthday. Who? Well today is the 100th birthday of Frank Sinatra so obviously Google Doodle must honor Ol' Blue Eyes. If you thought that you would be wrong. Relative nonentities receive honors from Google but when it comes to a major cultural icon on his 100th birthday, they amazingly chose to ignore...
  • 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...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Young At Heart"(1954)

    12/21/2014 12:26:34 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    Daily Motion ^ | 1954 | Gordon Douglas
  • Famous Today, Forgotten Tomorrow (We've forgotten Hope & Crosby. Will we forget the Beatles?)

    12/18/2014 2:10:08 PM PST · by presidio9 · 127 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Dec. 9, 2014 | Jim Fusilli
    Tributes to two of the most famous American entertainers of the 20th century serve as a reminder of how fame flees. The entertainers are Bing Crosby and Bob Hope; the reminders are the documentary “American Masters: Bing Crosby Rediscovered,” which had its premiere last week (and will run again on Dec. 26 ) on PBS, and “Hope: Entertainer of the Century,” a new biography by Richard Zoglin. Neither Crosby nor Hope have much cachet with contemporary consumers of art and culture, but the accounts of their careers make convincing cases that their contributions still influence their respective fields, even if...