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Lady Blue Eyes: Property of Barbara and Frank Sinatra

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Yarmulke
HAND-CROCHETED YARMULKE, WITH MUSICAL NOTE AND "FRANK" BORDER
Yarmulke (approximate diameter: 6 in.). Hand-crocheted in black, red, and white, with musical staff and notes, and "frank" around border.
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Catalogue Note

Sinatra was a lifelong sympathizer with Jewish causes, and was awarded the Hollzer Memorial Award by the Los Angeles Jewish Community in 1949. On the 1st of November 1972, he raised $6.5 million in bond pledges for Israel, and was subsequently given the Medallion of Valor for this effort.  He was also awarded an honorary Oscar for his performance in The House I Live In (RKO Radio Picture, 1945), a short film in which Sinatra—apparently playing himself—intervenes when he witnesses a group of children chasing a Jewish boy.  Sinatra goes on to argue that one American's blood is as good as another's, and that all religions ought to be respected (see lot 85).

Lady Blue Eyes: Property of Barbara and Frank Sinatra

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New York