Frankophilia

WHY SINATRA IS OUR GREATEST SINGER, PERIOD

AT ZITO’S BAKERY ON BLEECKER STREET, a Greenwich Village institution, there are two framed photographs on the wall behind the counter. One is a picture of the Pope. The other is a picture of Frank Sinatra smiling broadly and holding a loaf of Zito’s bread. Read more »

Fly Me To The Moon

Reflections on the Rat Pack
Everybody knows what they did. This is what they meant.

 

On January 19, 1961, at a gala in Washington’s National Armory on the eve of his Inauguration, President-elect John Kennedy made a remarkable gesture. He rose to tell the crowd, “We’re all indebted to a great fnettes—Frank Sinatra.” Read more »