Sinatra, originally uploaded by naughton321.

Continuing the police mugshot theme, this is a wondeful image of a young Frank Sinatra. The rumour spread widely on the Net is that he was arrested for ‘carrying on with a married woman’, and that the charge was subsequently changed to ‘adultery’ before being dropped.

However, my flickr friend Carnival of Light grew up in Sinatra’s home town, so he knows the real story:

The real story is that Frank spent sixteen hours in the Bergen County jail back in 1938 having been arrested for “Breach of Promise”. One of the women he was dating became enraged when he blew off the notion of the two of them getting married so she decided to get even. There’s nothing like a woman scorned ehh?

One Response to “Sinatra”

  1. brandelion Says:

    and in a snappy suit, no less. 😉

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