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FRANK SINATRA - DOCUMENT SIGNED 01/08/1961 - HFSID 324707

FRANK SINATRA A typed document from Sinatra to Peter Lawford, fellow actor and brother-in-law to President John F. Kennedy, giving permission for Lawford as producer to use any previously recorded

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FRANK SINATRA A typed document from Sinatra to Peter Lawford, fellow actor and brother-in-law to President John F. Kennedy, giving permission for Lawford as producer to use any previously recorded performances and appearances of Sinatra's in benefit to the Pre-Inaugural Gala for JFK, saying that all proceeds from the Gala are to be given to the Democratic National Committee. Document Signed: "Frank Sinatra", in blue ink, 1 page, 7¼x10¾. January 8, 1961. Written to actor and brother-in-law to President John F. Kennedy, Peter Lawford. In Full: "Dear Sir: I understand that as producer of the "Pre-Inaugural Gala" of January 19, 1961 in connection with the inauguration of President Kennedy, you recorded and reproduced my appearances and performances. I also understand that you plan to use footage containing such appearances and performances and other footage from your production of the "Gala" at Democratic Party Rallies, spectacular telecast and re-telecast. I also understand that proceeds which may be derived from such uses will be turned over to the Democratic National Committee. I also understand none of such proceeds will be retained by the producers of, of any performers in the "Gala". As an inducement to you to proceed with such uses I agree that you may make and permit others to make the above uses of all or part of such footage and of your production of the "Gala", and you may also use and permit others to use my name and reproductions of my voice and likeness in connection with such uses and the distribution, exhibition and advertising of your production of the "Gala". Of course, I realize that you are not obligated to use any of such footage or to compensate me". Multitalented actor and singer Frank Sinatra (1915-1998) is one of the most famous American performers of all time. He came into the music business in the late 1930s, establishing himself as a solo performer in 1943. His 1946 debut album The Voice of Frank Sinatra made it to #1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart. He released a handful of albums in the late 1940s, but they failed to do as well on the charts. Sinatra began performing in Las Vegas and became a leading member of the Rat Pack, whose key members included Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., and Humphrey Bogart (in the early years of the group). Throughout the 1940s, he starred in a few Bobby-Soxer films. However, his first big break on screen came in 1953's From Here to Eternity; his performance earned him an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. This resurgence in popularity led to two Gold-certified music albums, In the Wee Small Hours and Songs for Swingin' Lovers!, soon after. Over the ensuing decades, Sinatra notched several more Gold albums and a few that were certified Platinum. Meanwhile, he (along with various members of the Rat Pack) starred in several popular films, most notably Ocean's 11 (1960) and Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964). Ocean's 11 in particular starred Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, and Joey Bishop. His successful music and screen career earned him numerous accolades, including 13 Grammy Awards and 3 Golden Globe Awards. In 1971, he was awarded the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for his philanthropic efforts. Normal mailing folds. Light surface creases. Slightly toned. Top and bottom edge intentionally frayed. Otherwise, fine condition.

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