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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.
you can rent his home and check it out for yourself for only $2500/night.
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That's closer to 10 Gees than to $2500.
There are places with more amenity for far less money.
Looks like the highest is $3900/night.
I just commented on the casual reference made in the video.
I'm sure there are people who rent it, but they're likely wealthy Hollywood types or their friends, or rabid Sinatra fans, kinda like rabid Elvis fans, or rabid Seattle Seahawks fans, or whatever. :)
But for nearly 10 grand? Not for me, nor for most "middle income" Americans. At that price, the only thing I'm a fan of is Switzerland. Last summer, I spent about $10K for four of us to go there. That included airfare, hotels, car rental, restaurants, gondolas, etc. Beats the heck out of 3 nights at a house in California.
'Course, our billionaire friends like Oprah would probably say "Why not do both?"
Gondolas in Switzerland? I never would have guessed. ;^)
"The piano ain't got no wrong notes." Thelonious Monk
I mean the kind which holds 40 people with their ski gear, going up a mountain on a couple of cables, not the "O Sole Mio" ones like in Venice.
"I was sure I had some olive loaf in here. Oh well, bologna will do."
Frank sure had it all figured out when it came to lifestyle: cigarettes, Jack Daniel's and bologna sandwiches on white bread. What could be more wholesome?
BTW, $10K for three days is nothing compared to the cost of chartering a 150-plus foot yacht for five days.
I hope those are copper pans inside those horns, copper sounds much better than aluminum.
"Trying is the first step towards failure."
Did anyone else notice? With all the professional equipment available in that massive kitchen, Frank is holding a package of bologna (in order to make a sandwich....white bread on his right). Looks like Oscar Mayer. :--}
but you beat me to it!
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