Vintage Photo Series – Frank Sinatra and Donna Reed

Donna Reed and Frank Sinatra, courtesy of Palm Springs Art Museum

Ratpack hero, film star and master crooner, Frank Sinatra with Donna Reed is the subject of retro image fifth of our series of vintage black and white images.  Frank, the Chairman of the Board, was the celebrity most associated with Palm Springs, California and today, you can rent his first home (which he shared with wife Ava Gardner and which he commissioned in mid-century modern style) – Twin Palms Estate.   Immaculately kept, The Sinatra House (as it is sometimes known) features an amazing piano-shaped swimming pool and of course, two palm trees as you might expect. He later moved into a larger, second home nicknamed The Compound, which is now in private ownership.

Just one of the many vintage images from The William Anderson Photo Collection, shown here courtesy of Bob Bogard, Palm Springs Art Museum. Gifted by Dorothy Anderson, the photograph was taken in 1954 and features the Oscar winning couple who famously won Best Supporting Actor and Actress in 1953 for From Here to Eternity.

Contributer:  Sue Lowry

Follow Greater Palm Springs Oasis on Twitter – @PalmSpringsUSA and on Facebook/PalmSpringsUSA.

Magellan PR is on twitter:  @MagellanPR, on Facebook/MagellanPR, Flickr, Google + and Pinterest.  For more information on our company, visit  Follow our other blog focussing on travel in the South of England – A3 Traveller.


About magellanstraits

Magellan Straits showcases the observations & musings from Magellan PR, a boutique travel & lifestyle agency founded in 1998. We post items that are of interest from the clients we promote and from the travels and experiences that we independently undertake.
This entry was posted in North America, Bermuda & Caribbean, Vintage Photo Series and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Vintage Photo Series – Frank Sinatra and Donna Reed

  1. Pingback: Does a Man Ever Truly Stop Loving His Ex-Wife? « CITIZEN.BLOGGER.1984+ GUNNY.G BLOG.EMAIL

  2. Pingback: Vintage Photo Series – Santa Monica Muscle Beach | magellanstraits

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s