Bowtie, worn by Frank Sinatra

Bowtie, worn by Frank Sinatra

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Black bowtie worn by Frank Sinatra, c. 1942. Frank Sinatra - vocalist, actor and lyricist of Italian ancestry - rose to international stardom in the 1940s and remained a stellar performer into the mature years of his career. Sinatra's first success came in 1937 as the lead vocalist of the Hoboken Four, winners on the Major Bowes Amateur Hour radio program. Harry James hired Sinatra in 1939, launching Sinatra's career as a band singer. With Tommy Dorsey's Orchestra in early 1940, Sinatra's popularity with bobby-soxers reached phenomenal proportions. Before long, the radio and phonograph listening world were made aware of his impressive talent. Leaving Dorsey late in 1942, he worked as a single in theaters and clubs and had his own radio show in 1943, becoming the featured vocalist on radio's "Your Hit Parade" in 1944 and 1947-1949.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
tie
Date made
1942
Physical Description
black (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 46 in x 3 1/2 in; 116.84 cm x 8.89 cm
overall: 46 in x 3 1/2 in; 116.84 cm x 8.89 cm
ID Number
1982.0512.02
accession number
1982.0512
catalog number
1982.0512.02
Credit Line
Gift of Frank Sinatra
subject
Costume
Music
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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