In “The Rat Pack”, Part 3, the conclusion of the story of the group of entertainers that held Las Vegas in their sway in the 50’s and 60’s- Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. Peter Lawford, and Joey Bishop. Subjects: Frank, Peter, and JFK~ Frank’s bitter treatment of Peter after JFK cancels trip to Frank’s Palm Springs home~Marilyn’s birthday song to JFK~ Frank and politics~ Sam Giancana, Frank’s hero~The Villa Venice!~Dismas House Charity Events (public domain performance material)~ Frank gets punched by Carl Cohen after tearing up the Sands~PaulAnka writes My Way for Frank and Paul Book “Sinatra, His Molls & Me” by Paul Anka gets referred~Dean Martin does well with TV and celebrity roasts~Dean becomes Godfather to Brian Wilson~Sammy scores with “Candy Man”- a song he hates~Vegas dims its lights as each star fades
Sources: Anka, Paul. Sinatra, His Molls, and Me
Puza, Mario. Inside Las Vegas NY Grosset & Dunlap 1977
Levy, Shawn. Rat Pack Confidential, Broadway Books, NY
Recollections from a telephone interview with SeanLevy in 2017
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