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This is a One of a Kind, original photo of Frank Sinatra and Toots Shor, given to me personally by Sonny King.

It is mounted on the original antique composite fiberboard with simulated wood grain laminated overlay plaque. The material is similar to an old clipboard or knock hockey table surface- perhaps a masonite of some type.

The photo measures 10.5 by 13.5 inches (borderless 11 by 14).

Sonny King was a well known tenor on the national night club circuit in the 40s through 60s, and often worked the big rooms in the Las Vegas of yesteryear with Jimmy Durante and Peter Lawford. He was Dean Martin's roommate at the Bryant Hotel in NYC in 1945 before Dean hooked up with Jerry Lewis the following year in Atlantic City at Skinny D'Amato's 500 Club. Sonny also appeared in the Rat Pack picture "Robin and the 7 Hoods" as one of Sinatra's seven gangster buddies- he was the one who was always knitting. He was good friends with both Frank and Dean, as well as Keely Smith, for his entire life.

I am a professional television editor, and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for my 1999 A&E Biography of the Rat Pack.
This photo was used as artwork in that program.

I do not know the exact date of the photo or who shot it, but I believe it to be by a premier photographer of the day. My best guess is the late 1940s. I also believe (but can't guarantee) that Frank Sinatra must have given this photo to Sonny King as a memento of some socko night on the town at Toots Shor's restaurant when they all got into a pie fight!

I guarantee this photo to be Original and Genuine, and the photographs of it in this posting to be unretouched.

Price reflects condition, rarity, and historical significance. Sold as a collector's item only-
NO COPYRIGHT CLEARANCES.

Please feel free to inquire about any aspect of the photo.

I have calculated shipping costs based on USPS Priority Mail large box (plus insurance TBD), but will ship as per winning bidder's instructions.

The photo may also be picked up from me personally at my apartment on the Upper East Side in Manhattan, or at my country home in southwest New Hampshire. Contact me for payment methods to pay on pickup.

I'll be posting other Sinatra and Rat Pack related items in the next week or so, ranging from the affordable to the extremely rare. please feel free to e-mail if you are a collector.

This Sale is Final, no refunds or exchanges.

Frank Sinatra and Toots Shor One of a Kind Original 11 by 14 Photo 1955 Mounted on Board

US$900.00
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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: Paper, Photo
  • Only ships within United States.
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