Sinatra Stamp - Las Vegas unveiling at Bellagio

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Real Estate Agent with Simply Vegas Real Estate



On the eve of the 10th anniversary of his death, May 14, 1998, the US Postal Service unvieled the Frank Sinatra stamp in New York, Las Vegas, and his home town of Hoboken, NJ. These three cities were chosen because Frank had such strong ties to them all.

For Las Vegas there are many, from his music to his Rat Pack antics, and even his casino investment, that has helped shape the Las Vegas of today. He introduced everyone to the place where he escaped to unwind and millions continue to followed his lead. Las Vegas was said to give Frank peace, especially from his favorite color "5 O'Clock Vegas Blue", the shades of a Las Vegas sunrise. The skies here are so incredible.

The event in Las Vegas was held at the center alcove of the Bellagio Fountains on Las Vegas Blvd. The USAF provided the Color Guard from our own Nellis AFB, and had the fountains in sync to the Star Spangled Banner. Both Clark County and the City of Las Vegas had proclimations for Frank Sinatra Day. USPS Governor Jim Bilbray along with Tina Sinatra did the unvieling as Frank and the Fountains played in the background. Tina then spoke of her father's love of Las Vegas, and how he wondered if he would be remembered when he was gone, even if someday he would have a stamp in his honor. She went on, sometimes tearfully, to thank all the people who have not only remembered him, but have made him even more popular today.

The dedication closed out with something that many Las Vegas vistors have seen and heard at the Bellagio Fountains...."Luck be a Lady", one of the favorite performances of the many done there. The stamps were available for sale in the Bellagio and Wynn gift shops, and later in the day Sinatra family members will be gathering at Wynn to autograpgh them. Even daughter Nancy was on a plane from New York to make this event.

One of the great things about living in Las Vegas is you have the chance to be a part of so much. For those of you who couldn't make it to any of the Sinatra events held today, a few pictures to share, and I hope you enjoy them.

 

 

If you are interested in relocating to Las Vegas or would like information on Las Vegas real estate, please email me roberta@search4lasvegashomes.com  or call me at 702-354-8988.  I look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

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What a great story!  Always glad to read about heart-warming events that honor our past.  Seems odd to think of Frank Sinatra as the Past, but there you are.  Keep up the good work!
JimG

May 13, 2008 01:22 PM #1
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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
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WooHoo!!  That was great....nice pictures too! A great tribute to a wonderful man.

May 13, 2008 01:42 PM #2
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Brian Schulman
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Thanks for the Sinatra photos, Roberta.  Frank was one of my favorites, for his voice, inimitable phrasing, his acting, and his style and humor on stage.  I'll look for the stamps.

May 13, 2008 01:56 PM #3
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Steve Shatsky
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GREAT Pics!  The colors are as vibrant as Frank was as a performer!  Thanks for sharing the event with those of us who could not be there but wish we had been.  :)

May 13, 2008 02:23 PM #4
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Roberta LaRocca
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Jim: Glad you enjoyed the story.  It is a great way to honor Frank Sinatra.

Sally:  It was a nice tribute to him!

Brian: Sinatra was a wonderful entertainer.  Go get those stamps!

Steve:  Always happy to share an event with everyone!

May 13, 2008 03:22 PM #5
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Elaine Hanson
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How fun is it going to be to send my mail with Sinatra!  Thanks for the great photos.

May 13, 2008 03:27 PM #6
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Steve Shatsky
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BTW, Roberta... when will the Sparky of Las Vegas stamp be unveiled?  I'd fly out for that one! :)

May 13, 2008 04:17 PM #7
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Roberta LaRocca
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Elaine:  It is a nice looking stamp!  Thanks for stopping by!

Steve:  A date hasn't been set just yet, but I will keep you "posted".

May 13, 2008 05:05 PM #8
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Daniel J. Brudnok, REALTOR
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Roberta,

Classic Sinatra on the stamp.....he spanned many generations and is stronger today...

May 13, 2008 11:56 PM #9
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Charles McDonald
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How fun! What a great spot you live it! oh, yes and nice stamp :-)

Your Friend in Charlottesville!

May 14, 2008 12:46 AM #10
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Linda Scanlan
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Wow! They really captured those beautiful blue eyes didn't they!

May 14, 2008 01:54 AM #11
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Roberta LaRocca
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Dan: Sinatra was popular for many generations!  The stamp is a great way to honor him.

Charles:  I like living here and the stamp is nice too! :)

Linda:  Yes, they sure did capture his blue eyes!

May 14, 2008 03:55 AM #12
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Roberta, nice ThemThem to Frank Sinatra by you and the US Postal Service. Can't believe it's been 10 years all ready. They did a great job on the stamp.

May 14, 2008 04:04 AM #13
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Roberta LaRocca
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Duane: Thanks. It was a great tribute to Frank. It is hard to believe it's been that long... I suppose it's also because we hear him all the time. I was glad I was able to be there and share the moment.

May 14, 2008 11:40 AM #14
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Vickie McCartney
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Roberta~  What a nice tribute to Frank!  It is still hard to believe he is gone.  But, his music will live forever! 

May 16, 2008 02:53 AM #15
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Roberta LaRocca
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Vickie: Glad you enjoyed it!  He was a great entertainer.

May 16, 2008 05:45 PM #16
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