Frank Sinatra’s First New Jersey License up For Auction (DETAILS)
In News on June 24, 2014 at 10:57 pm
Frank Sinatra’s first drivers license is on the auction block, The Star Ledger reports.
Sinatra, who was 19 in 1934 when he received his first New Jersey license, is part of a Hollywood Memorabilia Auction by RR Auction based in Boston. Items belonging to Marilyn Monroe are also up for grabs on Thursday when initial bidding ends.
Sinatra’s license was mailed to 841 Garden Street in Hoboken, an attached brickhouse as thin as teenage Frank if you believe Google Maps.
Zoom in on the paper and text license and you’ll also see Old Blue Eyes eyes were really blue, and that his name, Mr. Sintra, was mispelled.
Sinatra was struggling to make it as big as his idol Bing Crosby then. In 1935, thanks to pressure from his mother who had power around Hoboken, Sinatra would get one step closer to his dream after Mama Sinatra talked to the mother of one of The Hoboken Three, a local music group. Sinatra lasted a year with the group. He quit after numerous beatings and jealousy over women he pulled.
The ‘a’ dropped from Sinatra’s name on his license was the one Mr Sinatra added to the word class. Or so they say.
Bidding on the license and a letter from a lawyer calling for Sinatra to have his driving privileges revoked ends on Thursday.
Below, listen to Sinatra with The Hoboken Four
In News on June 17, 2014 at 2:40 am
Thanks to Powerpuff Girls, 1998 was an awesome year for the Cartoon Network and budding feminists. There I said it.
“The original ‘Powerpuff Girls’ was a franchise phenomenon for Cartoon Network, paving the way for a new generation of innovative storytellers and enthusiastic fans worldwide,” said Rob Sorcher, chief content officer, Cartoon Network. “We are calling these girls back into action based upon an overwhelming demand for sugar, spice and Chemical X.”
And girl power. Don’t forget girl power.
“As the original ambassador of girl power, ‘The Powerpuff Girls’ brand continues to resonate with people of all ages and there is tremendous excitement around introducing Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup to a new generation,” said Pete Yoder, vice president of consumer products for North America, Cartoon Network Enterprises. “With proven success and great content plans in place, there’s so much potential that we’re looking forward to explore with our licensing partners in the coming weeks.”
Buttercup was my fave.
In News on June 16, 2014 at 9:12 pm
The next X-MEN film, slated for a 2014 release, will focus on Apocalypse, the first mutant ever to walk Earth. The story will take place in 1983, 10 years after Days of Future Past, according writer/producer Simon Kinberg who spoke to Comic Book Movie’s Jeff Goldsmith.
Jean Grey, Cyclops, Storm and other notable mutants were all flocking to Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters around that time period, and presumably part of the plot of the new movie will have them enrolling and learning how to hone their powers. There are some other elements to think about, however…
I want Storm to make an appearance with her Mohawk and to be played by Lupita.
Read more at CBM
In Lifestyle on June 16, 2014 at 8:55 pm
Yeah, we can’t believe it either: Team USA beat Ghana 2-1 a few minutes a go in Brazil. We’re not really here for the world cup this time round. Bey hey….stranger thangs have happened.
PRESIDENT OBAMA VISIT S INDIAN COUNTRY (PHOTOS)
In News on June 13, 2014 at 7:48 pm
Above: A First Nation member and dancer takes a selfies with President Obama, only the third of 44 US presidents to visit Native Americans.
In Lifestyle on June 5, 2014 at 6:43 pm
Here’s Lupita Nyong’o silently auditioning for a part in the next James Bond film.
RIHANNA CHANEL JOSEPHINE BAKER AT 2014 CFDA AWARDS (PHOTOS)
In Uncategorized on June 4, 2014 at 12:20 pm
Rihanna at the 2014 CFDA Awards channeling Josephine Baker. Nuff said.
In Lifestyle on June 4, 2014 at 11:57 am
Y3′s latest offering of the Qatar high is gorgeous beyond belief. Slated for a mid July to late August delivery, these high tops come in khaki and will fit you snug thanks to its form fitting neoprene. Leather trims and a white tubular design adds another layer of style and comfortability. $440.00 AUD
In Lifestyle on May 5, 2014 at 9:03 pm
Not really a Rihanna fan. I like, maybe, two songs from her catalog. But one thing is certain: the Bajan beauty knows how to dress. Just look at her in this white midriff baring Stella McCartney ensemble at the 2014 Met Gala. Her curves are perfect, the hair slays, and… well see for yourself.
In Lifestyle on April 24, 2014 at 10:46 am
England has a knack for busting out albums from people we haven’t seen in years. Remember Grace Jones first album in 20 years at 60 years old? Boy George a few weeks ago? Add Neneh Cherry to the list.
Cherry ‘ s latest project is Blank and the first video is “Everything, a single take dance video shot in spectacular black and white by French director Jean Baptiste Mondino and premiered by i-D magazine.
Love the clothes in this video, the shredded skirt, the oversized boots and the glorious hair.
“Everything” will be paired a remixes by Villalobos and Loderbaur and released as a digital single on June 17. The remixes will also be available as a 12″.
Cherry will perform at this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival, her second performance in the US ever.
In Lifestyle on April 23, 2014 at 1:59 pm
Kenyan artist Wangechi Mutu has teamed with Celine to create an affordable tote bag.
The bag, priced at $225, is part of the Born Free campaign to raise funds for HIV research, specifically to fight to end the transmission of HIV from mother to child by 2015.
Most Celine bags are made of leather. This ShopBop collabo with Mutu and Celine is made with canvas.
In News on April 18, 2014 at 10:17 am
British actor and every Black Twitter account users crush object is a dad, y’all! The handsome actor and DJ broke the news on Twitter, writing, “My Son Winston Elba was born yesterday..Truly Amazing :+”
A photo, above, accompanied his announcement.
This is Elba’s first child. Previously, he disclosed that a child he thought was his was infact, not. This child, a boy, is with his girlfriend and make up artist Naiyana Garth, seen above at Glamor Magazine’s Women of The Year Awards earlier this year.