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    A Frank Sinatra-Related Massive Archive of Paper Ephemera from His Fan Club President, 1940s. Housed in four white banker's boxes, each filled to the brim with items from Joel Pacilio's personal files -- the young girl who was president of the Frank-ly Impressed Fan Club based in upstate New York throughout the 1940s and who became friendly with the singer before he became a massive star; though she was only a teenager at the time, Pacilio took her duties as founder and president very seriously as this archive indicates; the boxes contain detailed ledgers (for many years) outlining membership dues and fees, address books with members' contact information, extra copies of hand-made 'zines, newsletters, and cards she regularly sent to members, plus her extensive research materials that document virtually every step and breath Sinatra took in the early 1940s; anything she could find that mentioned Sinatra, she saved it such as hundreds of newspaper clippings, magazine cut-outs, flyers, print advertisements, handwritten lists of the songs that made the Hit Parade every week (as many of them were Sinatra tunes) and the like; also included are dozens of postcards and letters from members of her club as well as members of other Sinatra fan clubs from all over the country; this massive collection truly tells Sinatra's nitty-gritty story from the get-go as the articles alone are filled with details that would be lost to history save for this archive; it will take years to go through and read it all, but it will be a fascinating journey related to one of the biggest stars America ever produced; what's even more interesting is that this collection reminds us of how people communicated with and found each other before social media - yes, it was possible! Consigned directly by Pacilio's son who said his mother inevitably grew up and out of her Sinatra obsession, though she obviously maintained a soft spot for Ol' Blue Eyes as she never threw away these files which Heritage now offers to you! (Please know our catalogue illustration does NOT do justice to this lot at all - it must be seen in person to appreciate its scope.)
    Size: four banker's boxes


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    June, 2017
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