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Title Newsletter: Sinatra-ly Yours. Published by Semper Sinatra Fan Club, Summer 1945 [Highland Park, Illinois.]
Object Name Newsletter
Catalog Number 2015.030.2004
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Collection Sinatra-ana
Credit Museum Collections.
Scope & Content Newsletter: Sinatra-ly Yours. Published by the Semper Sinatra Fan Club, Summer 1945 [Highland Park, Illinois.]

Pamphlet, 8-1/2" x 11" high, [8] pp. Front cover with photo of Frank Sinatra. Publication is typeset printing on coated paper.

PDF on file. Text of pages [2] and [8] are in notes.

Text below, "Vital Statistics on Frank Sinatra," from page [8] includes references to his parents and the Hoboken Fire Department.
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VITAL STATISTICS ON FRANK SINATRA:

Born December 12, 1917[sic], at 415 Monroe Street, Hoboken, New Jersey. . . Parents are Martin and Natalie (nee Garaventi) Sinatra. . . both born in Hoboken. . . Father boxed under the name of Marty O’Brien, bantamweight. . . Last fight in 1926. retired from boxing because of broken wrists. . . The elder Sinatra is a member of the Hoboken Fire Department and daily crowds of Frank’s fans jam into the Firehouse to ask questions about his famous son. . . He always keeps a supply of pictures for them. . .

Frank's parents are very proud of him. although his mother didn't approve of his joining the Major Bowes’ units, as she didn't think it right for a young boy to go off on the road alone.

According to his parents, Frank was a normal kid, full of the devil, always getting in and out of some childish prank. . . Once, his dad relates, Frank decided to play “Cowboy” on a carousel and got his head caught in the roof. Little Frank had to have most of his hair shaved off and the carousel roof had to be pried open. Frank’s dad got the bill for it and Frank got a licking.
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Published quarterly by this fan club, also known as SFFC or Always Sinatra Fan Club. This issue is apparently the second number of volume 2, but not so stated.

It is one of the estimated thousand fan clubs that existed in the 1940s devoted to Sinatra. They often called their publication a journal. (A fan magazine of the era known later as a fanzine.)
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[page 2]

SINATRA-LY YOURS

HONORARY PRESIDENT: FRANK SINATRA — 70051 Valley Spring Lane, N. Hollywood, California.

ACTING PRESIDENT: Marion Tead, 844 Taylor Avenue, Highland Park, Illinois. SECRETARY: Terry Hope, 218 Burchell Avenue, Highwood, Illinois.

PUBLISHED QUARTERLY BY THE SEMPER SINATRA FAN CLUB * MEMBER OF THE FAN CLUB ASSOCIATION * SCREEN GUILD * AND FAN FORUM.
SUMMER 1945

FROM THE PREXY
Hello all:

Our club paper is a little late this time but as you will soon see — it has also changed a great deal. We hope you like this revised edition. Won't you write our new club secretary Terry Hope and let her know which issue you liked best. This issue or the last.

We have too new staff members to welcome into the club this time. Terry Hope who has taken over Anne’s place as club secretary and MarijaneHardin —- new club chapter head. I want vou members to give those two girls all the co-operation you can. They have been chosen because of their interest in the club. Welcome them by a post card won’t you. I know they would love to get acquainted with you as soon as possible.

Something new has been added — In order to get your club papers out to you more quickly we are going to have the club divided into 49 sections — one for each state and Canada. We are sure that this plan will work far better than any other we have tried. Naturally we want each member to have a chance at becoming one of these branch presidents. Therefore we want anyone who is interested to write us no later than two weeks after receiving this issue. Your name will be drawn out of a box by the club secretary and myself. Your duty will be to send out club papers to the members in your state. All materials needed will be sent by me including addresses.

Also you are to notify the members in your state as their dues expire. Materials again will be sent to me.

I see my time is almost up so I will sign off for now.

Please acknowledge this issue of Sinatra-ly yours. AND PLEASE NOTICE MY NEW ADDRESS, 844 TAYLOR AVENUE.

Sinatra-ly
Marion.

P. S.—We still have copies of issues 2, 3, 4, 5, available to those who want them. Cost 15 cents. Send orders to club president.

FROM THE SECRETARY

Hello, members:

I guess I’m supposed to say a lot of nice things, but really that would just be wasting time and what I really want to say is thanks to our wonderful president. Marion, who has given me the opportunity to be in the SSFC. I know I will never fulfill the place left by the former Anne Cassiani. I know Anne has done a wonderful job and I only hope I can live up to the standards that she has set-forth in her former position.

I hope you members will help me get a good start because I really need it. You can help me by sending in your columns as soon as they are ready and I will assure you the paper will be done as best as my standards are permitted. Please keep me posted as to changes of address. Keep sending in your swell stories about Frank.

Thanks members and please let me hear from you and send in your columns on Frank as soon as possible. I know it will be fun working with you.

Terry Hope.
218 Burchell.
Highwood, Illinois.

(Reprinted from the Saturday Herald-American by request.)

AMERICA

Frankie steps from a stage door into an alley where a gang of ten youngsters are about to beat up another boy, Danny. They are typical neighborhood boys— dark, fair, pug-nosed, scrawny, fat. well dressed and poor. Dannjy has a bloody welt on his cheek.

The conversation goes .something like this:

Sinatra: "‘Well, somebody’s in for a licking.’’

Scoop: “You bet. We’re gonna smear him. We're gonna run him out of the neighborhood. We don’t like his religion.”

Sinatra (sharply) : "Wait a minute. I got it. You’re those Nazi werewolves I been reading about?”

The Gang: “Mista, are you screwy?”

Sinatra: “Not me. I’m an

Continued to page 3

[end page 2]

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[page 8]

ANCHORS AWEIGH HIS LATEST HIT

Aboard an aircraft carrier anchored off San Diego, Jose Itur-bi conducts the Navy Band, as part of a citation ceremony. Among the men being decorated are Joe Brady (Gene Kelly) and Clarence Doolittle (Frank Sinatra), who then get a four-day shore leave.

Joe, considered the “wolf” of all his shipmates, is idolized by shy and timid Clarence, and the two spend their leave together.

Durmg their escapades they chance to meet Susan Abbott (Kathryn Grayson), a beautiful Hollywood extra, who hopes to become a great singer. Through dubious methods they try to arrange an audition for her with lose Itubi. but at first are not successful. To complicate matters they both fall for Susan, Joe emerges victor, and Clarence becomes pacified with a girl from Brooklyn.

A happy ending is evolved when Iturbi finally grants Susan an audition, and a new star is born.

CHAPTERS

May 20, 1945.

Hello, kids:

This is your new Club Chapter Head talking to you and I know we’re going to get along swell. I’ve got lots to live up to from the columns your previous Heads have turned in—but with your cooperation it shouldn’t keep me awake nights.

To begin with, Marijane is my name and it’s pronounced "Mary Jane”— so don’t get gray worrying about it. I live in California and I expect oodles and oodles of letters and lots of cooperation from each and every one of you. If we’re going to get this club in the Modern Screen Fan Club Association’s top five league we will have to work for those ever-lov-in- points. So sharpen your pencils and let’s go.

First thing I want to receive in my little ivy covered mailbox (honest) is a letter from each Club Chapter prexy, listing the names and addresses of all her members. Without that I’m like Frank without Nancy, so pleeeze help me. Make it soon too, huh?

The requirements for points given in the MSFCA are for the following:

1. Fan-Fun Contest (best article or poem)

2. Most worthwhile club activity

3. Candid-Camera Contest

4. Contribution to war effort

5. Most active correspondent

6. Best journal

7. Cooperation with MSFCA

8. Greatest increase in members

From that you can readily see how easy it is to make points if we really try. So I’ll be waiting to hear from all the prexys — and then we’ll really make Frank proud of us.

Bye all,

Marijane Hardin
217 East Belmont
Bellflower, California

P.S. If you don’t already belong to a club chapter please get in touch with me and we will form one.

VITAL STATISTICS ON FRANK SINATRA:

Born December 12, 1917[sic], at 415 Monroe Street, Hoboken, New Jersey. . . Parents are Martin and Natalie (nee Garaventi) Sinatra. . . both born in Hoboken. . . Father boxed under the name of Marty O’Brien, bantamweight. . . Last fight in 1926. retired from boxing because of broken wrists. . . The elder Sinatra is a member of the Hoboken Fire Department and daily crowds of Frank’s fans jam into the Firehouse to ask questions about his famous son. . . He always keeps a supply of pictures for them. . .

Frank's parents are very proud of him. although his mother didn't approve of his joining the Major Bowes’ units, as she didn't think it right for a young boy to go off on the road alone.

According to his parents, Frank was a normal kid, full of the devil, always getting in and out of some childish prank. . . Once, his dad relates, Frank decided to play “Cowboy” on a carousel and got his head caught in the roof. Little Frank had to have most of his hair shaved off and the carousel roof had to be pried open. Frank’s dad got the bill for it and Frank got a licking.

FRANK SINATRA

June 26, 1945

Miss Marion Tead
810 Grandview Ave.
Highland Park, ILL.

Dear Marion:

I received the new cards and thanks so much. We have run into trouble about photos. Due to the paper shortage we are still unable to get more pictures and hope the situation will clear up in time. You see we send out thousands of photos and they are packed into mail bags. Well, a large quantity of envelopes were addressed and waiting for pictures—which just didn't come. So I am not sure whether your members are in this group or"not. If the other members did receive them, it is because they got into the bag betore"we heard the photos weren’t forthcoming. I know their envelopes were all addressed.

Now as for the last cards, just received. I'll have to put them aside for awhile with other lists that have been sent. If vou like, I'll send you a bunch of membership cards so that they could at least have these. Or else I’ll wait and put them in with the photos when they come. I shall keep the new cards separate so we’ll see where we stand.

I'm preparing a new bulletin for the AAFFA and shall have to mention the photos in this. To make things a little more complicated, T have a stock of photos on thinner paper which will be used — while they last — but thev take cardboards, and the cardboards haven’t come. If I don’t use a packing they’ll crinkle. It will take some explaining to the members — but think of all the explaining I've got to do, with all the clubs!

Sincerely,
Marjorie,
Secretary to Frank Sinatra.

Your club paper is awfully nice.

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Date 1945
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