It's a quarter to three . . .
Originally, THC had planned one Sinatra post. Well, it grew into two with Angel Eyes and today we have the fruits of one of those YouTube explorations where you start with what you were initially looking for (which is not in any of the three posts!) and then venture into the unknown . . . or at least the suggestions to the right.
Herewith is a little gem from the Bing Crosby Show featuring Bing, Sinatra, Louis Armstrong and Peggy Lee. The song isn't much but it's a joy just to see the four of them together.
We'll close with two video of Don Rickles with Sinatra. Frank was notoriously thin-skinned, hypersensitive about criticism, hated being made fun of and carried a grudge forever. Somehow, Don Rickles (still touring at age 89) was exempt from all of that. The first clip is from the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. The funniest part is at the end when Sinatra tells a story about Rickles.
The second clip is from the Dean Martin Celebrity Roast in which the roastee is Sinatra. Present on the dais along with Sinatra, Martin and Rickles are George Burns, Gene Kelly, Jimmy Stewart, Redd Foxx, Orson Welles, Flip Wilson, Peter Falk and Ronald Reagan. Make sure you catch Rickles imitating Marlon Brando from The Godfather. THC does not think you could get away with this humor today.