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Details & Cataloguing

Lady Blue Eyes: Property of Barbara and Frank Sinatra

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Personalized Desk Set
WITH BASEBALL SIGNED BY MEMBERS OF THE LOS ANGELES DODGERS, AND WATERFORD CRYSTAL PENS
Desk set (10 x 4 1/2 in.; 254 x 114 mm). Marble base, with steel plaque engraved "Frank & Barbara Sinatra," 2 Waterford Crystal ballpoint pens in mounts, 1 baseball signed by the Los Angles Dodgers circa 1980; one mount detached and seemingly supplied from another set.  
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Literature

Sinatra, Barbara. Lady Blue Eyes: My Life with Frank. New York: Three Rivers Press, 2011. Pg. 241-2

Catalogue Note

Frank and Barbara frequently attended Dodgers' games together, and Frank was a life-long fan of the team.  The baseball is signed by Tommy Lasorda, Steve Garvey, Bill Russell, Dusty Baker, Jerry Reuss, Burt Hooton, Bob Welch, Red Adams, Steve Yeager, and other members of the Dodgers.

“Without a doubt, my happiest times with Frank were spent in the company of friends at home or at play," Barbara writes.  "He was never more relaxed than when he was off duty. As an ardent fan of baseball, he had boxes at the Dodger and Yankee stadiums, which were always great fun to go to... At Yankee Stadium, Frank would don a baseball cap and bomber jacket and watch the game sitting with the likes of Yogi Berra... At Dodger Stadium in L.A., Frank would go to the locker room and give a pep talk to the players. Frank would sit on the first-base side, across from Tommy Lasorda in the dugout, eating hot dogs and drinking beer. Tommy was a huge Sinatra fan and had a wall in his office crammed with photographs of Frank." 

Lady Blue Eyes: Property of Barbara and Frank Sinatra

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New York