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Specials (1959-98)
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[--] THE FRANK SINATRA TIMEX SHOW
13Dec1959 ABC
Produced by Hobart Productions
Executive producers, Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen
Producer-director, Bill Colleran
Writer, John Bradford
Music director, Nelson Riddle
Choreography, Tom Hansen
Cast:
Frank Sinatra
Peter Lawford
Hermione Gingold
Ella Fitzgerald
the Hi-Loís
Red Norvoís Jazz Combo
Juliet Prowse

Synopsis:
Frank Sinatraís guests are his pal Peter Lawford, comedienne Hermione Gingold,
singer Ella Fitzgerald, the Hi-Loís vocal group, Red Norvoís jazz combo
and dancer Juliet Prowse. Nelson Riddle conducts the orchestra on the
hour-long taped telecast.
Songs:
Got the World on a String ....... Sinatra
Lazy Afternoon................... Hi-Loís
Donít Fence Me In................ Sinatra, Prowse
Too Darn Hot .................... Prowse
Hereís That Rainy Day ........... Sinatra, Norvo
Iíll Never Smile Again .......... Sinatra, Hi-Loís
How High the Moon ............... Sinatra, Fitzgerald
Puttiní on the Ritz ............. Lawford, Gingold, Prowse
Gershwin Medley ................. All


[--] THE FRANK SINATRA TIMEX SHOW
15Feb1960 ABC
Executive producers, Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen
Director, Richard Dunlap
Writer, John Bradford
Music director, Nelson Riddle
Choreography, Tom Hansen
Cast:
Frank Sinatra
Eleanor Roosevelt
Lena Horne
Mary Costa
Barbara Heller
Juliet Prowse

Synopsis:
Hereís to the ladies,í chirps Sinatra, as he toasts the female sex in general
and introduces some women he particularly admires:
Eleanor Roosevelt, Lena Horne, soprano Mary Costa, comedienne Barbara Heller
and dancer Juliet Prowse.
Mrs. Roosevelt talks with Frank about the hopes of the world and recites the
lyrics of the song High hopes.
Nelson Riddle conducts the orchestra for the 60-minute taped show.
Songs:
Iíve Got You Under My Skin ....... Sinatra
Ouvre Ton Coeur................... Costa
By Strauss, Afraid of Love........ Heller
Come Dance With Me................ Sinatra, Prowse
Lonely Town....................... Sinatra
Itís Love, Mood Indigo, Begnning to See the Light ..... Horne
Harold Arlen Medley............... Sinatra, Horne
My Heart Stood Still.............. Sinatra
My Funny Valentine................ Sinatra, Prowse

[--] THE FRANK SINATRA TIMEX SHOW
12May1960 ABC
Director, Richard Dunlap
Writer, Johnny Bradford
starring
Frank Sinatra
Elvis Presley
Sammy Davis Jr.
Joey Bishop
Peter Lawford
Nancy Sinatra

[--] FRANK SINATRA: A MAN AND HIS MUSIC (special)
24Nov1965 NBC
Sinatra Enterprises
Director-Producer, Dwight Hemion
Associate producer, Carolyn Raskin
Writers, Frank Peppiatt, John Aylesworth, Sheldon Keller
Editor, Armond Poitras
Music arranged and conducted by Nelson Riddle and Gordon Jenkins
Synopsis:
Frank Sinatra performs the following:
Songs:
Angel Eyes
Come Fly With Me
Donít Worry About Me
Girl Next Door
I Get a Kick Out of You
It Was a Very Good Year
Iíve Got the World on a String
Iíve Got You Under My Skin
The Lady is a Tramp
Last Night When We Were Young
My Kind of Town
Nancy
Put Your Dreams Away
This is All I Ask
Witchcraft
Without a Song
You Make Me Feel So Young
Young At Heart.


[--] FRANK SINATRA: A MAN AND HIS MUSIC -Part II (special)
07Dec1966 CBS
Guest
Nancy Sinatra
Songs:
Fly Me To The Moon
The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
Moonlight In Vermont
Youīre Nobody Till Somebody Loves You
Yes Sir, Thatīs My Baby ...... Frank Sinatra & Nancy Sinatra
*
Medley:
Downtown, These Boots Are Made For Walking (Frank Sinatra & Nancy Sinatra
*
Medley:
Just One Of Those Things, My Heart Stood Still, But Beautiful, When Your Lover Has Gone
*
Luck Be A Lady
Thatīs Life
Granada
My Kind Of Town
Angel Eyes


[--] FRANK SINATRA (special)(A Man and His Music & Ella & Jobim)
13Nov1967 NBC
Sinatra Enterprises ; Bristol Productions, Inc.
Producer, Robert Scheerer
Associate producer, Carolyn Raskin
Director, Michael Pfleghar
Writer, Sheldon Keller.
Editor, Armond Poitras.
Music arranged and conducted by Nelson Riddle.
Guests
Ella Fitgerald
Antonio Carlos Jobim

Synopsis:
Frank Sinatra sings the following songs:
All I Need Now is the Girl
Angel Eyes
At Long Last Love
Day In, Day Out
Get Me to the Church
Old Man River
Put Your Dreams Away
What now my love.
*
Ella Fitzgerald sings the following songs:
Body and Soul
Donít Be That Way
Itís Alright With Me
The Lady is a Tramp
The Song is You
Stompiní at the Savoy
They Canít Take That Away From Me
*
Antonio Carlos Jobim performs the following numbers:
Change Partners
The Girl From Ipanema
I Concentrate On You
Quiet Nights.


[--] 1968 - no special?

[--] FRANCIS ALBERT SINATRA DOES HIS THING (special)
05Nov1969 CBS
a Sinatra Enterprises production
Executive producer, Frank Sinatra
Produced by Carolyn Raskin
Directed by Tim Kiley
Music Conducted by Don Costa
Guests
Diahann Carroll
5th Dimension

*
Songs
Mrs. Robinson
For Once In My Life
Please Be Kind
My Way
I Couldnīt Sleep A Wink Last Night
Youīre Sensational
All The Way
The Tender Trap
Little Green Apples
Out Beyond The Window
A Man Alone
Didnīt We
Forget To Remember
Fly Me To The Moon
Street Of Dreams
Loveīs Been Good To Me
Goinī Out Of My Head
My Kind Of Town

[--] FRANK SINATRA IN CONCERT AT ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL (special)
1971
*
Songs
You Make Me Feel So Young
Pennies From Heaven
Iīve Got You Under My Skin
Something
The Lady Is A Tramp
I Get Along Without You Very Well
Didnīt We
One For My Baby
I Will Drink The Wine
I Have Dreamed
My Kind Of Town
My Way


[--] OLí BLUE EYES IS BACK (special)
18Nov1973 NBC
Bristol Productions, Ltd., Partnership
Produced by Howard W. Koch
Directed by Marty Pasetta
Music arranged and conducted by Gordon Jenkins and Don Costa.
starring
Frank Sinatra
with special guest
Gene Kelly
*
Songs:
You Will Be My Music
I Get a Kick Out of You
Street of Dreams
Iíve Got You Under My Skin
Iíve Got the World On a String
Medley:
Last Night When We Were Young, Violets For Your Fur and Hereís That Rainy Day
Medley with Gene Kelly:
We Canít Do That Anymore, Take Me Out to the Ball Game, For Me and My Gal,
and Private Skinny
Duet with Gene Kelly: Nice and Easy
*
Let Me Try Again, Send in the Clowns, and You Will Be My Music reprise.


[--] FRANK SINATRA THE MAIN EVENT (60min) (special)
13Oct1974 CBS Sun
Presented by the Ford Motor Company
Produced Roone Arledge
Director Bill Carruthers
Introduction by Howard Cosell
Don Costa Conducts the Woody Herman Orchestra
Live Concert from New York City's Madison Square Gardens.
At press time, the songs had not been announced but it is expected that
the program will be a blend of numbers old and new.
Songs:
Overture: It Was A Very Good Year / All The Way / My Kind Of Town
The Lady Is a Tramp
I Get A Kick Out Of You
Let Me Try Again
Autumn In New York
I've Got You Under My Skin
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
Angel Eyes
You Are the Sunshine of My Life
The House I Live In
My Kind of Town
My Way


[--] SINATRA AND FRIENDS (special)
21Apr1977 ABC
Guests
Tony Bennett
Natalie Cole
John Denver
Loretta Lynn
Dean Martin
Robert Merrill
Leslie Uggams

*
Songs
Where or When ..... Loretta Lynn, Tony Bennett, Natalie Cole, Dean Martin,
Leslie Uggams, John Denver, and Robert Merrill (all do a quick verse)
I've Got You Under My Skin ...... Sinatra
I Get a Kick Out of You ......... Sinatra & Natalie Cole
I've Got Love On My Mind ........ Natalie Cole
If I Were A Rich Man ............ Robert Merrill
Oldest Established Floating Crap Game (from Guys and Dolls) ..... Sinatra & Martin
She's Got You ................... Loretta Lynn
All or Nothing at All ........... Sinatra & Loretta (sing disco?)
One ............................. Tony Bennett
My Kind of Town ................. Sinatra
I Honestly Love You ............. Leslie Uggams
The Lady Is A Tramp ............. Leslie Uggams
My Sweet Lady ................... John Denver
September Song .................. Sinatra & Denver
Night and Day ................... Sinatra
Everybody Ought to be in Love ... Sinatra
Put Your Dreams Away ............ Sinatra


[--] SINATRA: THE MAN AND HIS MUSIC (special)
22Nov1981 NBC
a Sinatra Enterprises production
Executive producer, Frank Sinatra
Producer, Paul Keyes
Director, Clark Jones
Writer, Paul Keyes & Sheldon Keller

[--] FRANK SINATRA: CONCERT FOR THE AMERICAS (special)
Taped August 1982
airdate not known
A special concert in tribute to the Americas recorded outdoors
in the Dominican Republic in 1982.
Guests:
Buddy Rich and his Orchestra
Don Costa and his Orchestra
Tony Mottola
(guitarist)
*
Songs:
"Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars" (Jobim) ....... Sinatra with guitarist Tony Mottola,
"Something" (George Harrison) .............. Sinatra


[--] SINATRA 75: THE BEST IS YET TO COME (2.1/2 hr special tribute) (special)
16Dec1990 ABC
Hosted by Roger Moore
Appearances by
Robert Wagner
Tony Bennett
Barbra Streisand
Perry Como
Ella Fitzgerald
Mil Gibson
Jack Jones
Gene Kelly
Sophia Loren
Shirley MacLaine
Elvis Presley
(film footage)
Tom Selleck
Bruce Willis


[--] SINATRA DUETS (special)
25Nov1994 CBS
George Schlatter Productions in association with EMI Record Group NA
Executive producer, George Schlatter
Producers, Maria S. Schlatter, Donn Hoyer
Director, George Schlatter
Editors, Ned Kerwin, Valerie Remy, Barney Robinson, Laurie Schmidt, Donn Hoyer
Music, Patrick Williams.
Performers:
Frank Sinatra
Jon Secada
Anita Baker
Luther Vandross
Neil Diamond
Patti LaBelle
Willie Nelson
Bono
(Bono Hewson)
Synopsis:
Videos showcase Frank Sinatra in duets with partners from his two latest albums.
Just as most of the album vocals were recorded separately, Sinatra and friends
were videotaped separately and the performances are interwoven into videos
that cleverly incorporate clips from the Chairman of the Boardís film and TV careers.
*Songs
The program pairs Sinatra with
Jon Secada (The Best is Yet to Come)
Anita Baker (Witchcraft)
Luther Vandross (The Lady is a Tramp)
Neil Diamond (The House I Live In)
Patti LaBelle (Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered)
Willie Nelson (A Foggy Day)
U2ís Bono (Iíve Got You Under My Skin)


[--] FRANK SINATRA THE FINAL CURTAIN (News special)
20May1998
Produced by KCAL
Executive producer, B. Davida Plummer
Producer, Jeff Flood
*News special aired upon his death.

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