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Frank Sinatra RARE ORIGINAL CAL NEVA LODGE Travel Brochure


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Frank Sinatra 
Circa 1962-63



There are certain historical artifacts that surface once in a lifetime !

More than just Rare,  but (based on our 39 years & extensive research)  the ONLY one in existence !

We just acquired another one of these historic Cal Neva relics, from the estate of Sinatra friend and singer Keely Smith.  Keely, a well known singer in the 1960s/70s was known to Frequent Cal Neva on several occasions with her then husband, Louis Prima, back in the 1960’s.  Keely Smith was even the celebrity guest on “What’s My Line?” on March 18, 1962 (available on YouTube).    Comes with LOA from Keely Smith Estate Representative.    *As a matter of fact, you will see on the inside of the brochure the images of the stars that appear at Cal Neva,  including Keely Smith in the grouping just under Tony Bennett. 
Now we have the Only Two in existence!  

That is the case with an incredibly exciting Frank Sinatra “Cal Neva” discovery.   An Original early 1960s “Frank Sinatra Cal Neva Lodge” travel brochure.    Seasoned Sinatra and/or Cal Neva Collectors already know the significance and intense desirability of this beautiful Cal Neva gem.  

I have personally collected Frank Sinatra memorabilia since 1980 and I can tell you an Original Cal Neva Lodge Brochure has never appeared on the market, until now.    About two years ago we noticed someone selling Reproductions online, new minty white , computer generated replicas of this Very Rare piece of history.  However, based on our extensive research and nearly 40 years active in the marketplace, an ORIGINAL has never been found,   until a man in Utah was recently cleaning out his late mothers home and discovered one neatly stored in a box of personal keepsakes.   

For the serious Sinatra Collector, the ultimate find!   And if you one of the many collectors that have had no other choice but to substitute your collection with one of the fake reproduction replicas,  this is most Highly likely  the ONLY chance you'll ever have to own the REAL Thing!

Apparently,  the original owner's  mother acquired the brochure while on her Honeymoon in the early 1960s and saved it for nearly 60 years.     

Over the decades we have invested and sold just about every “Frank Sinatra Cal Neva Lodge” treasure ever made including the lighters, jewelry, ash trays, etc.  But, this is the first time we have ever seen an Original Brochure from the short lived Classic Sinatra/Hollywood monument  . 

And as you can see from the enlargeable images above and below, it is a beauty taking you right back to the early 60s with amazing surreal images of the Rat Pack, Cal Neva performers, the lodge inside and out, the famous pool where Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra hung out the weekend before she died and even the period vintage cars parked in Mr Sinatra’s Cal Neva parking lot.     The brochure touts , "The Wonderful Why", "
The Wonderful Where", "The Wonderful Who". 

* See enlargeable images above and below 

Size: closed 4x9" , opens to 12x9"

Excellent condition with just a slight indication of a storage bend at one time.  Not completely folded as the crease is very light and barely noticeable.   Has expected aging authenticity with subtle age toning.   Also, has a vintage Travel Agency/Motel stamp on back with a 50s/60s style phone number and no zip code, which adds a nice touch of unquestionable authenticity

Based on our research,  the ONLY Original that has been found.   Any that have appeared for sale have been Reproductions.    Here’s a chance of a lifetime to own the REAL Thing !  A “Picasso” of the classic Hollywood/Sinatra/Cal Neva era!

Came directly from a Utah estate. 
A gentleman cleaning out his mother's home after her passing found this "Frank Sinatra Cal Neva Lodge" travel brochure in one of her boxes of keepsakes.   According to the son, his mother went to Cal Neva in the early 60s for her honeymoon.   Also, on the back is a vintage Travel agency/Motel stamp with no zip code and a 50s/60s type phone number.    A terrific additional layer of authenticity. 

Cal Neva History:

During the time this item was made, Frank Sinatra was at a very high point in his life and career and figured that it would be great to partner up with buddy Dean Martin and silent partner, Chicago mob boss, Sam "Momo" Giancana, and others to run his own casino, the Cal Neva Lodge.   He owned the Cal Neva for a short period, from 1960-1963. 

However, Nevada gaming commission regulations prohibited the attendance of any known criminals at any of its licensed gaming facilities. Since the FBI was watching the Cal Neva closely, they reported that mob boss Sam Giancana did visit the facility and his presence was acknowledged by Frank Sinatra. As a result, after just two years, Frank Sinatra lost his gaming license for the Cal Neva... Years later, in the early 1980s, Frank would redeem himself before the Nevada gaming commission and win his license back after grueling testimony by himself, Kirk Douglas, the Los Angeles sheriff, and many others. It's interesting to note that in Frank Sinatra's testimony, he stated that he never saw Sam Giancana at the Cal Neva.

* See enlargeable images above and below 

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