I have long been a fan of Frank Sinatra (still am) and had a crush on him when I was a teen. Blessed to have had the opportunities to see him in Las Vegas several times and even in concert in Pennsylvania once (that’s a whole story in itself). But I hadn’t met him in person until an amazing Soul, Arlene Francis, who was the cohost of a show called Prime Of Your Life came into my life.
(Picture above, Producer Chris Salvador, Co-Host Arlene Frances, Frank Sinatra and Executive Producer Me)
Knowing Arlene and Frank were good friends, I had asked Arlene early on in our business relationship if she would ask Frank to do an interview and she promised she would. But alas… after a couple of years the show was cancelled and Frank had not appeared. When I told Arlene about the cancellation she said.. I am sorry to hear that but I promised you Frank Sinatra and I will deliver before we are off the air. (the show was syndicated at the time). And she delivered.. we recorded enough for 2 episodes and it was a thrill for me. Our producer, Chris Salvador, found the perfect location and the show did very well. Bucket list …I didn’t know I had one but this would have been one if I did. Thank you Arlene, thank You Chris and thank you Mr. Sinatra.. an honor to have spent time with each of you.