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SOLD!<br> FRANK SINATRA!<br>Signed Letter from 1941 with Odd Request<br>PLUS: Great Unpublished Fan Photo from Same Era!!!

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At the time that Frank Sinatra wrote this letter (March 5th, 1941), he was just getting his first taste of stardom and had not yet moved out on his own as a solo artist (he was to do so the following year). A few months after the date of this letter he was to record "The Sunshine of Your Love", "Violets for Your Furs" and "Pale Moon (An Indain Love Song)" with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra (This recording session took place on August 19, 1941).

What's interesting about this letter is Sinatra's apparent eagerness to make contact with his burgeoning fan base. He not only personally responds to a request for a photo, but asks for the fan to send Sinatra a photo too. It's almost as if he can't believe that he is becoming a star and requires some kind of proof. A few years later, of course, and Sinatra would become the most important popular vocalist in the history of American music.

As a bonus, we are including a small, original, one of a kind unpublished fan photo of Sinatra from the same era. It is a great candid shot of a very youthful Frank Sinatra taken on the West Coast (San Francisco I believe). It is a small photo measuring only 2.5 x 3.5" and is magnified here for detail. The letter and photo would look wonderful framed together.



The letter is in very good condition, typed on Sinatra's personal letterhead (interestingly, Sinatra used a two-tone ribbon - two lines are typed in blue, the rest black).

A wonderful piece of history from the beginning days of an American legend.

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