Sunday, June 03, 2012
Frank Jr. at Disneyland
For those (like me) still having difficulty with the concept that The Disney Company is replacing the historic Plaza Gardens with another Princess Meet & Greet, here is a blast from the past. Frank Sinatra Jr. is shown performing on the historic stage that will soon be surrounded by crass commercialism.
From the publicity blurb:
ANAHEIM, Calif., July 30—IN DAD'S FOOTSTEPS—The frail, young singer approached the bandstand in Disneyland Plaza and asked the Elliot Bros. if he could do a guest appearance last Saturday night. They said yes and he stepped to the mike and belted out the familiar Cole Porter tune "At Long Last Love" as if the famous songsmith had written it just for him. The singer—Frank Sinatra, Jr., aged 18. Frank Jr. may talk it over with Frank Sr. but the Elliot Bros. say they would hire him if his name was Joe Smith.
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