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    A Frank Sinatra and Jimmy Van Heusen-Related Large Collection of Mostly Never-Before-Seen Black and White Photographs, 1940s-1970s. Approximately 120, all original prints, with either a matte or glossy finish; from the personal files of Jimmy Van Heusen [the multiple award-winning composer who worked with Sinatra and every other known Hollywood singer for decades]; after Van Heusen's death in 1990, this collection was given to Sinatra as he appears in many of the shots; spanning over 30 years, these behind-the-scenes images mostly depict the two men at work on sound stages, in recording studios, and on movie sets but also shows them in their private lives as they socialized with friends such as (in alphabetical order): Desi Arnaz, Lucille Ball, Harry Belafonte, Bing Crosby, Tony Curtis, Sammy Davis, Jr., Jimmy Durante, Bob Hope, Gene Kelly, Peter Lawford, Janet Leigh, Shirley MacLaine, Dean Martin, Ethel Merman, Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier, Juliet Prowse, Bobby Short, Phil Silvers, Gloria Swanson, and Robert Wagner, among a few others; most of these photographs were never seen by the public (though a few were as they were taken at public events or award shows) -- they now offer a rare glimpse into the fabulous life these two men lived; please know our catalogue illustration does NOT do justice to this lot!
    Mostly 8" x 10" (though there are a few other sizes as well)


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    Auction Dates
    April, 2018
    15th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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