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ABC TV Special 'The Frank Sinatra Timex Special' - March 1960
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Elvis at the rear of a train enroute to Miami - March 1960. (View larger image).
Frank and Elvis rehearsing at the Fontainebleau.
The Fontainebleau Hotel enjoyed a reputation as the area's top resort hotel, it was a favorite stopover for notables such as Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Sammy Davis, Jr., Lucille Ball, Jackie Gleason, Judy Garland, Milton Berle, Jerry Lewis, Marlene Dietrich, Debbie Reynolds among many others and every president since Dwight D. Eisenhower. The resort's famed crescent shape is set amid 20 lush tropical acres and accented by a magnificent grotto-style pool with cascading waterfalls.
Its classic guest rooms afford spectacular water views and some are equipped with private terraces.
The Hotel has been the setting of films like 'The Bellboy', starring Jerry Lewis, 'Goldfinger', starring Sean Connery as James Bond and 'Scarface' that featured Al Pacino as gangster Tony Montoya. Whitney Houston sang Dolly Parton's 'I Will Always Love You' from the Grand Ballroom in the 1992 movie 'The Bodyguard.' The Grand Ballroom was the biggest in Miami with a stage and capacity of 2200 people. In 1960 the series of four bi-monthly Frank Sinatra specials sponsored by Timex were taped from the stage of the Grand Ballroom and aired on ABC television. The series though, is most remembered for one episode which was Frank's 'Welcome Home, Elvis' party taped only weeks after Elvis' return from the Army in March of 1960.
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Bill for Elvis Presleys Tuxedo for the Frank Sinatra TV Special 1960
Poster for the Frank Sinatra TV Special 1960
Elvis Presley : Nashville : March 20-21, 1960
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Elvis at the rear of a train enroute to Miami : March 21, 1960
Elvis Presley : Miami : Hotelroom : March 22, 1960
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