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Friday, June 06, 2008

I Get A Kick Out Of You



Quite some time ago the question was raised on The Frank Truth as to whether Frank Sinatra and Cole Porter had ever met. Here's some photographic evidence sent in by one of our listeners, Tom. It's a picture from the newly refurbished SINATRA.COM site showing Frank Sinatra in performance and Porter (with Jack Benny and Kim Novak) in the front row.

Although there's no way of telling what happened later, one imagines that the two men must have met and conversed at some point during their long careers.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brian, your-I Get A Kick -caption was clever. As FS always gave credit to songwriters, I'd bet he had the Porter table put on his tab that night. Thanks for the mention. Tom in Cincinnati

10:12 AM  
OpenID Sullivan1944 said...

Well, Brian. I listen to the Frank Truth very often. Talk to Nancy and DJ for Siriusly Sinatra!

As for Sinatra and Cole Porter; When the Cole Porter Library at USC opened, Sinatra recalled a story about Porter going into the Rustic Cabin in 1938 or '39. Sinatra was delighted and already enamored by Porter's masterpiece "Night and day". Sinatra proceeded to sing the song, and forgot the lyrics. He repeated "Night and Day" for half the song til he went off of stage. Years later, in 1956, Porter still remembered the event while on set with Sinatra at MGM for "High Society" for which Porter wrote the score and Sinatra of course, starred in.

12:58 AM  

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