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October 4, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
A triplex in West Hollywood that has counted both singer Frank Sinatra and film star Marilyn Monroe among its former tenants has come on the market at $4.75 million. Sinatra's and Monroe's rentals overlapped in 1961. He used his apartment as a getaway and she lived in hers, according to "Mr. S: My Life With Frank Sinatra," written by George Jacobs, his valet at the time. The owner is Beverly Coburn, actor James Coburn's first wife. She bought the building in 1989 for $1.643 million from interior designer Kalef Alaton, who had remodeled it. The three units in the gated compound share a courtyard and patio space.
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March 25, 2014 | Elaine Woo
Patrice Wymore Flynn, a film and television actress who appeared opposite Frank Sinatra in the original "Ocean's Eleven" but earned wider notice for her real-life role as the last wife of matinee idol Errol Flynn, died Saturday at her home in Portland, Jamaica. She was 87 and had pulmonary disease, said family spokesman Robb Callahan. Wymore Flynn began her career on Broadway in the 1940s, performing in musicals such as "Hold It!" and "All for Love. " She made her Hollywood debut in the Doris Day-Gordon MacRae romantic comedy "Tea for Two" in 1950.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 1998
Frank Sinatra has received many fabulous and deserved tributes for his extraordinary gifts as a singer from his rich and famous friends. And now a few words from his "poorest of the poor" friends on skid row. The Chairman of the Board quietly and without any publicity or fanfare sent me large amounts of money to distribute among the poor and homeless here in Los Angeles. I asked over 1,500 people on skid row (whom I see each Sunday) their reaction to Sinatra's passing. The tribute I liked the most was from a "long-timer" who said from the heart, "Of all Sinatra's songs, my favorite was his rendition of the song 'High Hopes,' because I have high hopes of getting off of skid row!"
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February 3, 2014 | By Russ Parsons
Jimmy Murphy, the genial Irishman who reigned as a Beverly Hills dining room power broker for more than three decades, has died. The longtime maitre d', first at the Bistro in Beverly Hills and later at his own Jimmy's Beverly Hills, was an icon in the days when restaurants were better known for their dining room staffs than for the chefs who were working in their kitchens. Murphy, 75, died at home in Beverly Hills on Friday afternoon after a long battle with pancreatic cancer, his family said.
NEWS
December 20, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Justin Bieber wore this red Balmain suit, white tasseled smoking slippers and shades to the premiere of "Justin Bieber's Believe" on Wednesday. His stylist Ugo Mozie says they were going for a Frank Sinatra look. [People] Beyonce is releasing a new fragrance, Rise, based on the poem "Still I Rise" by Maya Angelou. [WWD] Sergio Loro Piana, a vice president of cashmere purveyor Loro Piana SpA, died Thursday night after a long illness. [Business of Fashion] Designer Marc Jacobs' last ads for Louis Vuitton feature his muses, including Edie Campbell, Catherine Deneuve, Sofia Coppola, Gisele Bundchen, Fan Bingbing and Caroline de Maigret.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 6, 2010 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
The Chairman of the Board was easily bored. Frank Sinatra didn't like to dwell on things. Keeping things moving was his credo. Working in television was anything but quick, so it wasn't a medium he embraced. "I love the fact that he was very impatient," says Bill Zehme, author of 1997's "The Way You Wear Your Hat: Frank Sinatra and the Lost Art of Livin'. " "That was the drawback of him doing TV. Thank God, he was uncomfortable with TV. If he had taken to it like a fish takes to water, it wouldn't have been as literally as special when he did do TV. " In the mid-'60s, Sinatra found a format on television that fit his larger-than-life persona and captured his artistry.
BUSINESS
May 15, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
In the on-again, off-again world of real estate listings, a home once owned by crooner Frank Sinatra that surfaced five years ago is back - this time priced at $3.995 million. That's $1 million off the 2008 asking price. Named Villa Maggio for Ol' Blue Eyes' Oscar-winning character, Pvt. Angelo Maggio in the movie "From Here to Eternity" (1953),  the desert/mountain compound encompasses 10 acres in Mountain Center near  Palm Desert. The main house, guesthouse and pool house have a total of seven bedrooms, 13 bathrooms and 6,428 square feet.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 1985
The Times has received 221 letters commenting on its decision not to print all of Garry Trudeau's Doon e sbury strips on Frank Sinatra; 206 criticized The Times' decision and/or praised Trudeau; 15 criticized Trudeau and/or praised Sinatra. Your temporary discontinuation of the Doonesbury strip disappoints me. If Trudeau has the guts and wit to take on Frank Sinatra, the Mafia and Ronald Reagan, you should have the guts to publish it. LANA LAWTON Pomona Editor's Note: The Times risks lawsuits again and again because taking the risk is often the only way to get important information to its readers.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 9, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Gay Talese came to be known as one of the most elegant, intelligent magazine writers of the 20th century. While he has written many brilliant pieces, the most indelible is his 1966 Esquire story headlined " Frank Sinatra Has a Cold . " At the Neiman Storyboard on Tuesday, Talese sat down to talk about the piece with Elon Green. Talese explained that he didn't want to write the story in the first place, contextualizing some choices he made as a writer in a detailed annotation.
NEWS
December 20, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Justin Bieber wore this red Balmain suit, white tasseled smoking slippers and shades to the premiere of "Justin Bieber's Believe" on Wednesday. His stylist Ugo Mozie says they were going for a Frank Sinatra look. [People] Beyonce is releasing a new fragrance, Rise, based on the poem "Still I Rise" by Maya Angelou. [WWD] Sergio Loro Piana, a vice president of cashmere purveyor Loro Piana SpA, died Thursday night after a long illness. [Business of Fashion] Designer Marc Jacobs' last ads for Louis Vuitton feature his muses, including Edie Campbell, Catherine Deneuve, Sofia Coppola, Gisele Bundchen, Fan Bingbing and Caroline de Maigret.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 16, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Ronan Farrow, the outspoken journalist, human rights lawyer and the son of Mia Farrow and Frank Sinatra (possibly), is joining MSNBC to host a new show. The program, currently still in development, doesn't have a name but is expected to launch in early 2014. In a statement, Farrow, who is an active Twitter user. described the program as "a new generation of news show for a new, more engaged generation of viewers. " PHOTOS: Hollywood Backlot moments He continued, "It's a show about why the news matters to you -- and what you can do to be a part of the story.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 9, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Gay Talese came to be known as one of the most elegant, intelligent magazine writers of the 20th century. While he has written many brilliant pieces, the most indelible is his 1966 Esquire story headlined " Frank Sinatra Has a Cold . " At the Neiman Storyboard on Tuesday, Talese sat down to talk about the piece with Elon Green. Talese explained that he didn't want to write the story in the first place, contextualizing some choices he made as a writer in a detailed annotation.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 3, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Barbara Sinatra has replied to the bombshell comment by Mia Farrow that Frank Sinatra could "possibly" be the father of Ronan Farrow, heretofore known as Mia's one biological child with Woody Allen. Her take on the situation? "It's just a bunch of junk," Barbara Sinatra told the Desert Sun on Thursday. "There's always junk written - lies that aren't true. " Farrow, in a new interview with Vanity Fair , said she and Frank Sinatra "never really split up" after their two-year marriage, which ended in 1968.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 12, 2013 | By Susan King
For nearly 50 years Greg Bautzer was one of the premier entertainment attorneys in Hollywood, with a client list that included moguls Howard Hughes, Charles Bluhdorn, Darryl Zanuck and Kirk Kerkorian. He also made a name for himself handling the high-profile divorces of Ingrid Bergman, Nancy Sinatra and Rock Hudson. Movie-star handsome, he was engaged to Lana Turner and Dorothy Lamour, dated such other glamorous actresses as Ginger Rogers and Joan Crawford, and was married four times, including to actress Dana Wynter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 2013 | By Martha Groves
In the summer of 1958, Santa Monica inaugurated its dazzling concrete, glass and steel Civic Auditorium, an emblem of the mid-century modern International Style then popular throughout the world. Two blocks from the ocean, the Civic played host to the Academy Awards through much of the 1960s. Comedians Bill Cosby and Bob Hope performed there, and the exiled Dalai Lama led a "Wheel of Time" initiation ceremony for thousands of Buddhists in 1989. The 3,000-seat venue became a musical mecca for artists as varied as Eric Clapton, Frank Sinatra, the Village People, Dave Brubeck, Laura Nyro, Ella Fitzgerald, Prince and Bob Dylan.
BUSINESS
May 15, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
In the on-again, off-again world of real estate listings, a home once owned by crooner Frank Sinatra that surfaced five years ago is back - this time priced at $3.995 million. That's $1 million off the 2008 asking price. Named Villa Maggio for Ol' Blue Eyes' Oscar-winning character, Pvt. Angelo Maggio in the movie "From Here to Eternity" (1953),  the desert/mountain compound encompasses 10 acres in Mountain Center near  Palm Desert. The main house, guesthouse and pool house have a total of seven bedrooms, 13 bathrooms and 6,428 square feet.
NATIONAL
May 12, 2013 | John M. Glionna
On a nearly deserted downtown block, a small brick building fronted by a curvy neon sign heralds a bygone era here: That's when the big bombs went boom and awe-struck Las Vegas residents watched the mushroom clouds billow into the bright desert sky. At the start of the Cold War, in the 1950s and early 60s, people timed their days to watch the U.S. government's nuclear explosions at the nearby Nevada Test Site. Think of it as a small-town fair with 10,000-pound bombs serving as fireworks.
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