'Ole Blue Eyes at the Waldorf-Astoria. Historic Vintage-Autographed Dinner Program
Undoubtedly the finest Frank Sinatra item we have had the opportunity to own.In August of 1944 this 29-year old bobby socks-teen idol agreed to a limited engagement to croon at the famous Wedgwood Room of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel (His agent was none other than the famous Sonny Werblin).Offered is a fully original dinner program from the night of November 28,1944, which he beautifully autographed in fountain pen. The condition of both the program and signature is outstanding. Frankie's old-style autograph, is fully legible and "non-rushed", something that we no longer see today in the entertainment world.
On that night an attendee could have ordered Lobster Thermidor for 1.60 or perhaps a dish of Blue Point Oysters for 50 cents---or maybe "Spaghetti with Chicken Livers and Mushrooms" for 1.35 (oh boy). For dessert maybe Baked Alaska for 90 cents.Yes times have change, but Frankie's popularity only grows as the years pass).
Interestingly,inside the front cover (in that same green ink pen) the original owner/attendee penned a list of the songs Ole Blue Eyes performed that night. Twelve in all, they included "Just One of Those Things", "This Song is You", and "She's Funny Like That".The front cover features a handsome photograph of Sinatra with Art Deco style New York buildings in the background. The image is simply stunning ! Frankie penned his large autograph on that scene above his profile, thus allowing the entire image suitable to be framed,if you desire. It would make one terrific wall piece.
A special piece of memorabilia from a bygone era when the world was at war and the country needed some diversion,which this legendary entertainer provided. If you like Frankie this IS the piece for you.
Accompanied by Letters of Authenticity by Brigandi Coin and Collectibles,as well as James Spence Authentications.