A twist to #throwbackthursday - my #blog from four years ago, A #RatPack Boys’ Night Out!
I love films at any time, but the approaching #Oscar#Awards make me think about them constantly. Recently I watched the 1962 movie, Boys’ Night Out and thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s a playful film, with witty dialogue, a fun, albeit ridiculous, plot and clever actors who keep the audience on their toes. The settings are iconic ‘60s New York, especially the commuter trains and the sweet swingers’ suite absolutely soaked with modern furniture and art. Perhaps you’re catching on to where I’m going with this because even though the casting was spot on, I couldn’t help but envision the Rat Pack adding that extra layer of cool only they could have been able to provide. For the attractive divorcé either Dean or Frank could pull it off wonderfully, but I’d have to choose Frank because he’d really be able to provide a hidden, darker side to the character that no one else could. James Garner was fantastic, but I do believe Sinatra could add an extra dimension.
Now we have the three married friends. The ingenious Tony Randall’s character would really shine with Sammy Davis, Jr. Sammy’s wit would give a bit of a new spin, but still keep the character true. Dean Martin would sit in for Howard Duff, with those strong, rugged good looks and commanding personality, the role would be the perfect fit. And, for Howard Morris’ Howie, Joey Bishop is a shoe in with his comedic skills. For the kept woman/sociology grad student that was so perfectly played by the incomparable Kim Novak, the obvious choice would be Marilyn Monroe, keeping in mind that Novak had great chemistry with Sinatra in Pal Joey and The Man with the Golden Arm and with Martin in Kiss Me, Stupid. Both blonde, gorgeous, sexy and brilliant, they are practically interchangeable and since Sinatra is older than Garner, the fact that #Monroe is older than Novak would matter none. Now, guess what? Frank was supposed to sing the title song for this film, even recording the song, but for reasons unknown to me, they went with Patti Page and #Sinatra’s version wasn’t released until 1995. #BoysNightOut#TCM#Vegas
“The Best Revenge is Massive Success.” - Frank Sinatra
13 13046 hours ago
Random shots from last years #instagramshootout with whomever stayed after to chill. See y’all Sunday.
4 1816 hours ago
Here’s also a video that @putah.kings put together from last years event plus some pictures at the end. See y’all Sunday. #tbt
4 917 hours ago
Been seeing so many #tbt pictures today. And here’s a perfect one from last years #instagramshootout Good luck and be safe to all that will be joining in on the fun that will be going on Sunday. See y’all there.
12 3107 hours ago
Happy THRILLsday everybody! The Vigilantes just dropped! Hurry and grab yours!
“I played the saxophone at the Rustic Cabin when Frank was singing there, and he had more broads around than you ever saw. I used to sit there and watch the gals with him and I’d think to myself, What do they see in him? He’s such a skinny little guy. But when he opened his mouth, you knew. He had that charisma that went right out to every gal in the room.” - Harry Schuchman 🎷
photo coloured by @colorizedvintage 👌🏻
“Sinatra is all understatement, relaxation, wit, and ease. “The Voice” is mostly kept underneath the music; the aesthetic is one of inwardness. He’s much less self-consciously virtuosic than even his contemporaries among pop singers. Judy Garland is all vibrato and tears; Sinatra is all legato and regrets. In recordings, Bing Crosby or—greater still—Louis Armstrong both still sound like performers: you feel the stage and the footlights in their singing. Sinatra’s voice is always that of someone confiding, not someone emoting. He isn’t square. This gives his voice its extraordinary sympathy. He sounds the way you would sound if you could speak the things you feel.” ~ @newyorkermag 🗞