“Forgotten Hollywood”- Palm Springs Palm Springs…

Posted on February 17, 2018 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Sinatra in Palm Springs – The Place He Called Home explores Frank’s deep attachment to the resort city, where he lived for almost 50 years. This new documentary is a film about all the myths surrounding Francis Albert in the desert.

                                        FRANK SINATRA

“`The documentary features more than 65 clips from movies and television appearances. It includes interviews with some of Sinatra’s desert friends, family, and people who knew him, including Sinatra’s last wife Barbara; Tom Dreesen; Trini Lopez; and restaurateur Mel Haber. Both, Barbara Sinatra and Haber have died since the interviews.

“`The documentary pays tribute to the unique lifestyle Sinatra led in Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage, and takes viewers to a bygone era when the Chairman of the Board ruled the desert; his refuge from all the craziness of Hollywood. It was also a playground for his Rat Pack buddies, who visited, and wound up living there as well. Frank would run a flag between two palms to signal pals the bar was open and to head over for happy hour.  FRANK SINATRA / AVA GARDNER –>

“`The Twin Palms estate is where Sinatra resided with the love of his life, actress Ava Gardner,  with whom he got into many an argument. One night, Frank got so mad at Ava, he threw a bottle of champagne that hit the bathroom sink and caused a crack that is still there. After his divorce from Gardner, Sinatra moved to Rancho Mirage in 1954 to Tamarisk Country Club, which was organized by The Marx Brothers.

“`Along with the architecture, the documentary shows Sinatra’s kindred love for the people of Palm Springs. After reading the Desert Sun, a local newspaper, he would often anonymously donate money to folks-in-need.

“`The documentary celebrates its world premiere at a sold-out screening on February 20th in Palm Springs during Modernism Week. The desert residents delights in all things mid-century modern, including a series of home tours, lectures, films, and educational programming. The production shall screen again on February 25th, as part of Modernism Week’s — Architecture Design Art Film Festival, which features movies, documentaries, and shorts, over three days.

“`Start spreading the news… 

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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