(From the Guestbook page
and the online book Frank Sinatra: An American Legend
by Nancy Sinatra
NOVEMBER 17–21, 1993:
My father appeared at the Foxwoods Hotel and Casino... [See November 17th]
NOVEMBER 20, 1983:
"The Variety Clubs All-Star Party" for FS
was taped at NBC studios in Burbank and was produced by Paul Keyes. It was announced that all the funds Dad had raised for Variety Clubs International over the years had made it possible for them to build a wing at the Seattle Children's Orthopedic Hospital called the Sinatra Family Children's Unit for the Chronically Ill. Cary Grant, Milton Berle, Danny Thomas and many more headliners attended, honoring Frank Sinatra's music and humanitarian works.
With words written by Paul Keyes, Richard Burton movingly acknowledged the man called "Mr. Anonymous":
"I have never sung song with Frank Sinatra. Never acted with him, shared his stage nor been a member of an orchestra under his baton.
"We are, however, old friends of some thirty years and I have risen to my feet to applaud his blazing artistry, at numerous charity performances raising countless millions for the victims of the world.
"Frank is a giant. Among the givers of the world, he stands tallest. He has more than paid rent for the space he occupies on this planet, forged as he is from legendary loyalty and compassion carefully hidden...hidden because he has ordered it. Mr. Anonymous you have asked to be; Mr. Anonymous you shall be called. At risk of further offending you, I appear as the herald of grateful multitudes who have opened those unexpected envelopes...special-delivering answers to their prayers...those awakened by late-night phone calls which remedied their problems only on condition they share your covenant of secrecy...those who were surprised by signed checks with amounts not filled in...those performers down on their luck, who suddenly landed that role they never expected and still don't know whom to thank...and for untold beneficiaries of the caring and kindness of this splendid man who truly is his brother's keeper. And they are legion...those whose lives took a turn for the better...because of this man.
"A street corner poet burnt to the bone with the fury of his own ambition. Hoping someone would notice you. And they did notice you, Maggio. Thank you, Blue Eyes. God bless you, Mr. Anonymous."
—Paul Keyes, as recited by Richard Burton
And a medley entitled "Sinatra from A to Z" was performed by Steve Lawrence and Vic Damone, with an orchestra led by Nelson Riddle—from "All or Nothing at All" to "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart."
All or Nothing at All
Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
Come Fly with Me
Day In, Day Out
A Foggy Day
Here's That Rainy Day
I'll Never Smile Again
Just One of Those Things
A Kiss Goodnight
The Lady is a Tramp
My Kind of Town
New York, New York
Oh, Look at Me Now
Put Your Dreams Away
Strangers in the Night
This Love of Mine
Under a Blanket of Blue
Violets for Your Furs
When You're Smiling
EXactly Like You
Young at Heart
Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart
...And that's "Sinatra from A to Z"
NOVEMBER 19–25, 1979:
The Variety Clubs tribute was a great night in Frank's life. Here he is surrounded by: Top: Foster Brooks, Ricardo Montalban, Julio Iglesias, Richard Burton, Bob Newhart, Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart. Middle: Tommy Lasorda, Monty Hall, Steve Lawrence. Bottom: Vic Damone, Carol Burnett, Florence Henderson and Michele Lee.
He was back at Resorts International in Atlantic City. During this engagement he had a reunion with some of the guys from the Rustic Cabin days.
NOVEMBER 20–21, 1977:
Filling in for Paul Anka, FS
performed at Caesars Palace.
NOVEMBER 13–20, 1975:
The London Palladium received 350,000 requests for 15,000 available seats for concerts featuring Sarah Vaughan, Count Basie and Frank Sinatra.
NOVEMBER 20, 1971:
In New York, though retired, he sang 12 songs at a fund-raiser for the Italian-American Civil Rights League at Madison Square Garden.
NOVEMBER 20, 1970:
He performed a one-nighter at the Felt Forum in New York.
NOVEMBER 20, 1969: FS
hosted a tribute to Jack Warner at the Burbank Studios.
NOVEMBER 20, 1968: Lady in Cement
Warner, Jack Valenti and Sinatra
JACK WARNER, 1969: I have been actively associated with Frank for approximately 15 years and I have always found him to be honorable, straightforward and with an abundance of integrity. Also, he is extremely charitable and never turns down any group, irrespective of race, creed or color, not only in the United States but in Mexico, Italy, Israel...as a matter of fact, worldwide. He is a gentleman and an important member of the human race.
was released by 20th Century-Fox.
NOVEMBER 20, 1966:
He performed at a charity benefit at the Hilton in Las Vegas for Danny Thomas' St. Jude's Children's Research Center.
NOVEMBER 20, 1965:
In anticipation of my father's 50th birthday in December, he was honored with a special 100-page section of Billboard
NOVEMBER 20–22, 1961:
During a 14-song recording session in Hollywood for the album Sinatra & Strings
, Neal Hefti and Skip Martin produced a breathtaking Don Costa arrangement of "Stardust." Other songs recorded include "It Might as Well Be Spring," "Prisoner of Love," "Night and Day," "All or Nothing at All" and "Come Rain or Come Shine."
NOVEMBER 13–DECEMBER 3, 1947:
Dad played up to eight shows a day in a 17-day engagement at New York's Capitol Theater.
NOVEMBER 7–DECEMBER 17, 1945:
Back in New York, Dad ran the gamut of audiences from... [See November 7th]
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