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Frank Sinatra's Hi-Fi, circa 1947




Frank Sinatra's desert hide-away was more than just a place where he and Ava Gardner could tear each other to shreds: It appears that when thrown open to guests on New Year's Eve December 31 1946, it had a State of the Art 78 rpm hi-fi, as well as the ability to cut acetates.

I love reading books about architecture theory and history, and in a book of Julius Shulman's architectural photograpy, I found a black and white shot of Sinatra's built-in hi-fi, circa 1947.

I can only assume that the speakers were up at ceiling level in a soffit, or that they were built-in recessed ceiling speakers.

John Marks


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Topic - Frank Sinatra's Hi-Fi, circa 1947 - John Marks 14:39:06 06/26/17 (13)

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