NEW YORK – It was definitely "Everything" instead of "Nothing at all" at a Frank Sinatra auction in New York…
NEW YORK – It was definitely “Everything” instead of “Nothing at all” at a Frank Sinatra auction in New York where things belonged to the late icon and his fourth wife brought $ 9.2 million, Sotheby said Friday. [1
9659002] And 99 percent of the parties are spread in the US finance and entertainment capital, and on the net were released and attracted 300 bidders from more than 30 countries, announced the auction house.
Up to grips were furniture, art and personal effects dating back to the couple’s 22-year marriage – art and furniture from their homes in Palm Springs, Los Angeles and Malibu – as well as scripts and screens.
The top part was Barbara Sinatra’s 20-karat diamond engagement ring, which was given to her in the bottom of a champagne glass, worth $ 1.7 million.
Many of the items gained significantly more than their pre-sales calculations.
They included a Norman Rockwell portrayal of Sinatra, ordered by the singer, sold for $ 687,000 and a script for “From Here to Eternity”, the film for which he won an Oscar went to $ 35,000.
The United States Drinking Jacket labeled “Coach” that Sinatra had at night with her friends sold for $ 35,000 – 70 times its $ 500 estimate.
A polar brand given to Sinatra by Essex County New Jersey and enrolled “Frank Sinatra Board member” went a lot of $ 18,750 and a handy Yarmul emblazoned with Frank’s name retrieved $ 9,375.
Of the memorabilia that tracked Sinatra’s friendship with all American president from Harry Truman to Bill Clinton, a color photograph was written by Gerald Ford, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan for $ 68,750.
The son of Italian immigrants born in New Jersey in 1915, Sinatra was one of the most loved entertainers of the 20th century with hits like “Strangers in the Night”, “My Way” and “All or nothing at All.”
He first married teen baby Nancy Barbato (1939-1949), with whom he had three children, since the Hollywood stars Ava Gardner (1951-57) and Mia Farrow (1966-68). He married Barbara in 1976. She died last year.
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