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    Frank Sinatra massive archive of career materials and memorabilia. (1950s-1990s) It started in 1956 when Frank Sinatra released the album, Songs For Swingin' Lovers, and Ric Ross began his odyssey of collecting and documenting everything he could get his hands on relating to Sinatra. The contents of this lot represent the fruits of this 60+-year quest. Many of the items in the collection were never released to the public, including an unpublished 3 ½ hour interview conducted in 1959 covering all facets of his life and career to date. In addition, Ross spent more than 10,000 hours of work to assemble a day-to-day summary of Sinatra's career and life, from 1935 until mid-1980s - where he was and what was done, be it live performances (with set list), public events, recording sessions, movie shoots, radio gigs, or television appearances, with supporting documentation. Over the years, Ross' chronology has been used by record companies as well as Sinatra's own team! As far as incredibly rare recordings, present are a pair of LPs privately circulated for Kennedy's 1960 Presidential Gala, plus a private recording from Lew Wasserman's First 50 Years (The Gentleman is a Champ) from 1986 (only a handful extant). Included in this important and massive collection are early singles, rarities released throughout Old Blue Eyes' career, as well as virtually every significant recording made by Sinatra for the RCA, Columbia, Capitol, and Reprise labels: (450+) 45-rpm records, (150+) EP records, (30+) Columbia Microgroove records, (100+) 7 in. Microgroove records, (60+) 12 in. V-Discs (issued to armed forces during WWII), (180+) foreign singles, (200+) foreign EPs, (50+) 10 in. LPs, (1,000+) 12 in. domestic & foreign LPs, (220+) bootleg LPs, in addition to, (500+) 7 in. reel-to-reel tapes consisting of motion picture soundtracks, TV & radio appearances, interviews, personal appearances, recording sessions, etc., (20+) 10 ½ in. reel-to-reel tapes of session material, (450+) sheet music titles, original promotional material from nearly all of Sinatra's film roles including The Man With the Golden Arm, Ocean's 11, and The Manchurian Candidate with (100+) lobby cards from 47 film titles, (1,500+) movie stills, (15+) U.S. 1-sheet movie posters (plus inserts and half-sheets), also (500+) miscellaneous photographs, (150+) pieces of Sinatra memorabilia: cigarette lighters, watches, stage passes, commemorative coins, pens, card decks, buttons, charm bracelets, key holders, matchbooks, pins, mugs, plates, etc., (200+) magazines and periodicals from the 1940s - 70s covering Sinatra's career, hundreds of Sinatra CDs and DVDs (domestic & foreign), "Sinatra" neon sign given to record stores by Reprise Records, record company promotional materials, performance programs, concert crew jackets and apparel, custom gifts commissioned by Sinatra for his friends and retinue, charity golf memorabilia, and much, much more. A small portion of this collection was exhibited at the Sands Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City, NJ (November 1990), as well as the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV (May 1998). Far too much material to list (the contents of the collection consume 120+ bankers boxes, plus oversized poster-sized boxes). Interested parties are strongly urged to preview this incredible collection in person by appointment. Special shipping arrangements will apply.

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    June, 2017
    26th Monday
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