The dust has settled on the last curtain and 20 years have passed since the lids last fell on Ol & Blue Eyes. But the end of the cultural and commercial bafflement of the world with Frank Sinatra is far from near.
Fans of the singing, acting, style and dodgy connections of the deceased stars can shop in New York thanks to an upcoming sale at Sotheby's in New York. The auction house sells property from the estate of Sinatra's fourth wife, Barbara, who passed away in July 201
"This auction is primarily conjured up by the Sinatras residences in Palm Springs, Los Angeles and Malibu, offering artwork and objects from their homes, in addition to their stunning personal collection of jewelry and accessories," says Lady Blue Eyes: Property by Barbara and Frank Sinatra.
"The auction highlights the two worlds that occupied the Sinatra: the fashionable lifestyle of a popular entertainer and philanthropist and domestic life, where the couple surrounded themselves with the people and objects they loved , "
The 123 lots offered include everything from Sinatra's John F. Kennedy Award from the All-American Collegiate Golf Foundation – with a bust of the late president – a Tiffany lamp, Fabergé boxes, a set of golf clubs, two microphones and one Hand-crocheted Yarmulke.
A bracelet of diamonds and cultured pearls would put bidders back between $ 20,000 and $ 30,000, while a Bentley would only have a little more.
There are indications of the artistic appreciation of the couple. The auction includes works by Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Walt Kuhn, Marc Chagall and David Hockney as well as paintings by Sinatra. Twenty – lots 25 and 26 – seem to show troubled clown faces that make analysts and biographers think.
Fans of his dramatic performance could dig deep for The Golden Arms Scenes, From Here to Eternity, The Manchurian Candidate, and Ocean's 11th.
Unfortunately, no Vagabond shoes were on sale But those who want to get a bit closer to the man himself could count on his US coaching jacket "Coach" (Estimated Price $ 300) – $ 500) or a windbreaker with the inscription: "It's Sinatra's World. We only live in it. "