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Sinatra

During the late 1950s and early 1960s, a group of little gods such as Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop in sleek suits reigned over a magical playground called Las Vegas. These hedonists belonged to the Rat Pack and their king was Frank Sinatra who had turned into that cool insolent crooner after his separation from Ava Gardner. The ultimate old boys club, it was nonetheless a woman who found the legendary name. The Las Vegas tribe was indeed preceded by a group of Hollywood pals centered on Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall who liked to entertain their friends such as David Niven, Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland in their Beverly Hills home. One night, Lauren Bacall looked upon her friends and said ‘You look like a pack of rats.’: a name that stayed although Frank Sinatra who became the leader of the clan at Humphrey Bogart’s death in 1957, disliked it. These guys made films together such as Ocean’s Eleven, preformed together at the Sands hotel, exchanged girlfriends and even campaigned together for a president as Frank Sinatra served as the charismatic link between the mafia, Hollywood and the Kennedys. From time to time famous women entered the pack, such as Shirley MacLaine or Marilyn Monroe who dated Frank Sinatra. But alongside the Rat Pack, Frank Sinatra also had his own family tribe and led a special relationship with his daughter Nancy who perfectly made the transition from the elegant vocalizations of her father to provocative tunes with These Boots are Made for Walkin, installing the name Sinatra in pop.

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Frank Sinatra by Gottlieb, c. 1947
Frank Sinatra by Gottlieb, c. 1947
Princess Grace with her old friend Frank Sinatra in Monaco on June 16, 1958
Princess Grace with her old friend Frank Sinatra in Monaco on June 16, 1958
Frank Sinatra, Dinah Shore and Bing Crosby, 1945
Frank Sinatra, Dinah Shore and Bing Crosby, 1945
Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin & unidentified man by Gjon Mili during recording session for movie Come Blow Your Horn, 1963
Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin & unidentified man by Gjon Mili during recording session for movie Come Blow Your Horn, 1963
Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, 1962
Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, 1962
Frank Sinatra, his first wife Nancy Barbato , and daughter Nancy, 1944
Frank Sinatra, his first wife Nancy Barbato , and daughter Nancy, 1944
Frank Sinatra with Nancy Barbato, 1940s
Frank Sinatra with Nancy Barbato, 1940s
The Rat Pack on stage, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr and Frank Sinatra,1960's
The Rat Pack on stage, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr and Frank Sinatra,1960's
Frank Sinatra by John Dominis, 1960s
Frank Sinatra by John Dominis, 1960s
Frank Sinatra and Mia Farrow on their wedding day on July 19, 1966
Frank Sinatra and Mia Farrow on their wedding day on July 19, 1966
Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, 1950's
Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, 1950's
Frank Sinatra, Sam Giancana and  Lauren Bacall, 1957
Frank Sinatra, Sam Giancana and Lauren Bacall, 1957
Patricia Kennedy Lawford, Tony Curtis, Frank and Peter at the Democratic Convention, 1960. Photo by Ed Clark
Patricia Kennedy Lawford, Tony Curtis, Frank and Peter at the Democratic Convention, 1960. Photo by Ed Clark
Frank Sinatra with Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, 1940s
Frank Sinatra with Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, 1940s
Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe, 1961
Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe, 1961
Peter and Pat Lawford, Frank Sinatra, Humphrey Bogart, 1950s
Peter and Pat Lawford, Frank Sinatra, Humphrey Bogart, 1950s
Frank Sinatra and Lauren Bacall at Musso & Frank Grill Hollywood 1957
Frank Sinatra and Lauren Bacall at Musso & Frank Grill Hollywood 1957
Peter and Patricia Lawford, Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, May Britt and Shirley MacLaine by Bernie Abramson, 1961
Peter and Patricia Lawford, Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, May Britt and Shirley MacLaine by Bernie Abramson, 1961
Frank Sinatra and samy Davis Jr by John Dominis, 1960s
Frank Sinatra and samy Davis Jr by John Dominis, 1960s
Frank Sinatra, his first wife Nancy Barbato, 1940s
Frank Sinatra, his first wife Nancy Barbato, 1940s
Sammy Davis Jr. visits Frank Sinatra andDean Martin at MGM Studios, where the duo were making Some Came Running in 1958
Sammy Davis Jr. visits Frank Sinatra andDean Martin at MGM Studios, where the duo were making Some Came Running in 1958
Frank Sinatra by John Dominis, 1958
Frank Sinatra by John Dominis, 1958
Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra crack up during the Sleep Warm sessions in 1958 by John Dominis
Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra crack up during the Sleep Warm sessions in 1958 by John Dominis
Frank Sinatra and John F. Kennedy by Phil Stern, 1961
Frank Sinatra and John F. Kennedy by Phil Stern, 1961
Dean Martin by Alan Grant, Las Vegas, 1958
Dean Martin by Alan Grant, Las Vegas, 1958
Frank Sinatra, 1964
Frank Sinatra, 1964
John F. Kennedy and Frank Sinatra, 1960
John F. Kennedy and Frank Sinatra, 1960
Frank Sinatra, Pat Lawford and John F. Kennedy by Phil Stern, 1960s
Frank Sinatra, Pat Lawford and John F. Kennedy by Phil Stern, 1960s
Dinah Shore, Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby, 1940s
Dinah Shore, Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby, 1940s
Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner, 1950s
Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner, 1950s
Count Basie and Frank Sinatra by John Dominis, 1965
Count Basie and Frank Sinatra by John Dominis, 1965
Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland, 1940s
Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland, 1940s
Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe, 1961
Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe, 1961
President John F. Kennedy and Frank Sinatra at the star-studded Inaugural Ball by Phil Stern, 1961
President John F. Kennedy and Frank Sinatra at the star-studded Inaugural Ball by Phil Stern, 1961
Count Basie and Frank Sinatra by John Dominis, 1965
Count Basie and Frank Sinatra by John Dominis, 1965
Frank Sinatra on the set of The Man with the golden gun by Bob Willoughby, 1955
Frank Sinatra on the set of The Man with the golden gun by Bob Willoughby, 1955
Frank Sinatra by John Dominis, 1960s
Frank Sinatra by John Dominis, 1960s
Frank Sinatra by John Dominis, 1965
Frank Sinatra by John Dominis, 1965
Frank Sinatra by Herman Leonard, New York, 1956
Frank Sinatra by Herman Leonard, New York, 1956
Frank Sinatra by Herman Leonard, New York, 1956
Frank Sinatra by Herman Leonard, New York, 1956
Frank Sinatra an d Grace Kelly on the set of High Society directed by Charles Walters, 1956
Frank Sinatra an d Grace Kelly on the set of High Society directed by Charles Walters, 1956
Frank Sinatra with Ava Gardner at the premiere of Show Boat, New York, 1951
Frank Sinatra with Ava Gardner at the premiere of Show Boat, New York, 1951
Frank Sinatra  by Bob Willoughby on the set of Can-can directed by Walter Lang, 1960
Frank Sinatra by Bob Willoughby on the set of Can-can directed by Walter Lang, 1960
Frank Sinatra, 1965
Frank Sinatra, 1965
Judy Garland and Frank Sinatra, 1948
Judy Garland and Frank Sinatra, 1948
Frank Sinatra and Jimmy Van Heusen, 1950s
Frank Sinatra and Jimmy Van Heusen, 1950s
Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Peter Lawford and Samy Davis Jr  by Bob Willoughby
Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Peter Lawford and Samy Davis Jr by Bob Willoughby
Frank Sinatra and Donna Reed, 1954
Frank Sinatra and Donna Reed, 1954
Frank Sinatra by William Claxton, 1954
Frank Sinatra by William Claxton, 1954
Frank Sinatra by Herman Leonard, New York, 1956
Frank Sinatra by Herman Leonard, New York, 1956
Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra by Bernie Abramson, at Villa Capri, 1955
Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra by Bernie Abramson, at Villa Capri, 1955
Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald, 1967
Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald, 1967
Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall and Frank Sinatra at a dinner party in the early 1950's
Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall and Frank Sinatra at a dinner party in the early 1950's
Lena Horne, Jimmy Lyons, Thelma Carpenter and Frank Sinatra, 1940s
Lena Horne, Jimmy Lyons, Thelma Carpenter and Frank Sinatra, 1940s
Otto Preminger with Kim Novak and Frank Sinatra by Bob Willoughby on the set of The Man With The Golden Arm, 1955
Otto Preminger with Kim Novak and Frank Sinatra by Bob Willoughby on the set of The Man With The Golden Arm, 1955
Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., and Frank Sinatra, 1960
Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., and Frank Sinatra, 1960
Otto Preminger and Frank Sinatra on the set of The Man with the Golden Arm, 1955
Otto Preminger and Frank Sinatra on the set of The Man with the Golden Arm, 1955
Otto Preminger and Frank Sinatra on the set of The Man with the Golden Arm, 1955
Otto Preminger and Frank Sinatra on the set of The Man with the Golden Arm, 1955
Kim Novak,  Frank Sinatra and Otto Preminger for The Man with the Golden Arm, 1955
Kim Novak, Frank Sinatra and Otto Preminger for The Man with the Golden Arm, 1955
Frank Sinatra on the set of Pal Joey directed by George Sidney, 1957
Frank Sinatra on the set of Pal Joey directed by George Sidney, 1957
Frank Sinatra with Marilyn Monroe, 1961
Frank Sinatra with Marilyn Monroe, 1961
Frank Sinatra and Grace Kelly on the set of High Society directed by Charles Walters, 1956
Frank Sinatra and Grace Kelly on the set of High Society directed by Charles Walters, 1956
Frank Sinatra and Kim Novak in The Man with the Golden Arm directed by Otto Preminger, 1955
Frank Sinatra and Kim Novak in The Man with the Golden Arm directed by Otto Preminger, 1955
Frank Sinatra and Grace Kelly in High Society directed by Charles Walters, 1956
Frank Sinatra and Grace Kelly in High Society directed by Charles Walters, 1956
Frank Sinatra and Grace Kelly in High Society directed by Charles Walters, 1956
Frank Sinatra and Grace Kelly in High Society directed by Charles Walters, 1956
Montgomery Clift, Dana Reed and Frank Sinatra in From Here to Eternity directed by Fred Zinnemann, 1953
Montgomery Clift, Dana Reed and Frank Sinatra in From Here to Eternity directed by Fred Zinnemann, 1953
Frank Sinatra,Peter Lawford and  Dean Martin in Ocean's Eleven directed by Lewis Milestone, 1960
Frank Sinatra,Peter Lawford and Dean Martin in Ocean's Eleven directed by Lewis Milestone, 1960
Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra, 1960s
Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra, 1960s
Frank Sinatra, 1960s
Frank Sinatra, 1960s
Frank Sinatra and Lauren Bacall at Musso & Frank Grill Hollywood 1957
Frank Sinatra and Lauren Bacall at Musso & Frank Grill Hollywood 1957
Frank and Nancy Sinatra, 1960s
Frank and Nancy Sinatra, 1960s
Frank Sinatra by Phil Sten, 1960s
Frank Sinatra by Phil Sten, 1960s
Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner on their wedding day in November, 1951
Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner on their wedding day in November, 1951
Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley, 1970s
Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley, 1970s
Deana Martin, Tina Sinatra, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra for The Dean Martin Show, 1970s
Deana Martin, Tina Sinatra, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra for The Dean Martin Show, 1970s
Frank Sinatra, 1952
Frank Sinatra, 1952
Frank Sinatra and Jerry Lewis, 1960s
Frank Sinatra and Jerry Lewis, 1960s
Frank Sinatra and Jerry Lewis, 1960s
Frank Sinatra and Jerry Lewis, 1960s
Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr, 1960s
Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr, 1960s
Frank Sinatra rehearsing by Bob Willoughby, Sands Hotel, Las Vegas, 1960
Frank Sinatra rehearsing by Bob Willoughby, Sands Hotel, Las Vegas, 1960
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