The last member of Frank Sinatra's Vegas "Rat Pack" has died: article. In the late 50's and early 60's these guys were the epitome of adult cool. Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Peter Lawford - and Joey Bishop, the sad-faced guy with the deadpan delivery. Look for some vid of some of their Vegas acts and watch how much genuine fun they had crashing each other's shows. Here's some of Sinatra, Martin, Davis and Johnny Carson:video;video 2.
In the next few days there will probably be several showings of the original Ocean's Eleven. I find it far superior to the cold, cynical technological wet dreams that the Clooney-Pitt Eleven and Twelve (did they also do a Thirteen?) were. Check it out if you have a chance.
Today's celebrities should have to study those guys to learn what cool is really all about. Our current Hollywood types can't hold a candle to the Rat Pack.
I believe a dry martini and a cigar are in order when I get home tonight.
There are still a few of the "kings of cool" left over from that era i think. And hell, Jack Lalane is still kicking, he was a body builder in the 1940s for crying out loud!
Sean Connery will forever be the suave ladies man though.
Rafterman;3986484Today's celebrities should have to study those guys to learn what cool is really all about. Our current Hollywood types can't hold a candle to the Rat Pack.
I believe a dry martini and a cigar are in order when I get home tonight.[/quote] The old Pack-ers were adults, who knew it and acted like it. Not middle-aged men trying to act like kids. I mean, who could picture Frank Sinatra standing in the main lobby of the Bellagio (or Sands, in his day) eating a bowl of nachos and cheese-dip. For God's sake, Pitt and Clooney are old enough to be grandfathers. It's fine to look youthful and all, but you don't have to act silly.
And a martini sounds great. With gin, or I'll have to call it "vodka and vermouth". Blue Sapphire is nice. With anchovy-stuffed olives as garnish. And then a Macanudo.Oooooooh yeah.
[quote=Wasserfaller;3986516]...Sean Connery will forever be the suave ladies man though.
"That's what your mother said, Trebeck."
I'll take ape tit for 400. That's A petit dejeuner. Yeah ape tit. I hate my job...:rofl:
Ah the memories, these guys were the best.
to the Rat Pack, and true cool!
Hmm the dry martini (with the anchovy olives of course) and a cigar (Monte Christo N°3 would be fine) is the ad hoc hommage I guess I'm fond of this good old Dino Martino :nodding: No offense, but don't forget the Rat Pack was also the link between John F. Kennedy and the Italian mob
That Rat Pack was just plain fun, a side project for these guys day jobs if you know what I mean. Tres Cool. This can never be duplicated and they will try. Sammy was my main man. He could do it all and was just frickin awesome with the cigs and gold and coolness... Being of the generation that barely caught the tail end... We still have a couple of guys in that vein. Tony Bennett probably has a better voice then all of them but thats is 100% opinion. And he's getting a little haggard... I saw him on some award show recently doing "Steppin Out" with Christina Aguilara. Now say what you want... she has more talent in the tip of her pinky then most of the pop stars of today, she is an incredibly talented singer, hopefully she stays away from the slutty stuff. Glad to see she is cleaning up her act a little. She can have a much longer career if she can keep herself from messing it all up!!!! Anyways, when they sang it, it was waaaaaaay too up-tempo and Tony had trouble keeping up. Anybody ever youtube Buddy Rich???