Ten Things You Never Knew About Frank Sinatra's Palm Springs Home, "Twin Palms"

CULTURE | May 17, 2023

Sinatra initially wanted a mansion

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As a young gun with money burning a hole in his pocket Sinatra really wanted his new neighbors to know that he was a big shot. Hence his request for Williams to design a Georgian-style mansion (lots of columns, very austere). In 1940, not only would this kind of palatial estate scream NEW MONEY at the top of its lungs but it wouldn't match our vision of Sinatra and the modern '50s and '60s that he imbues.

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Jacob Shelton is a Los Angeles based writer. For some reason this was the most difficult thing he’s written all day, and here’s the kicker – his girlfriend wrote the funny part of that last sentence. As for the rest of the bio? That’s pure Jacob, baby. He’s obsessed with the ways in which singular, transgressive acts have shaped the broader strokes of history, and he believes in alternate dimensions, which means that he’s great at a dinner party. When he’s not writing about culture, pop or otherwise, he’s adding to his found photograph collection and eavesdropping on strangers in public.