Sinatra in Palm Springs – The Place He Called Home (2nd Screening)

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Sinatra in Palm Springs – The Place He Called Home (2nd Screening)

1870 Harbor Blvd
Thursday, May 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:02 pm
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Sinatra in Palm Springs – The Place He Called Home

“Sinatra in Palm Springs – The Place He Called Home”, a documentary film by Leo Zahn, explores Frank Sinatra’s deep attachment to Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley, his primary home for almost 50 years. The film captures the spirit of the Sinatra era and pays tribute to the unique lifestyle of Sinatra’s Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage. Steeped in affection and appreciation for the deep bond between Sinatra and these beguiling desert towns, “Sinatra in Palm Springs” tells the story of a man whose generosity and compassion for his fellow citizens had no bounds. He loved the desert and its people. He loved the local restaurants and bars. His best friends lived nearby. Revealing interviews bring to life a bygone era beginning with the post WWII years and Sinatra’s 1947 home in Palm Springs, tumultuous times with Ava Gardner, his 1954 move to Cathedral City/Rancho Mirage, his marriage to Barbara, and life at the “compound”. More than 50 clips from his movies and television appearances bring to life the Sinatra of legend during the Palm Springs years. Major sequences are dedicated to historic restaurants Sinatra frequented for decades. Featuring interviews with Barbara Sinatra, Mel Haber, Tom Dreesen, Nelda Linsk, Bruce Fessier, Trini Lopez, Michael Fletcher and many others who knew and lived and played with Frank Sinatra.


Q&A with Director Leo Zahn following the screening.



Address: 1870 Harbor Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92627 United States

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Organizer Name: Newport Beach Film Festival
Phone: (949) 253-2880


Running Time 1h 32m 37s
Country Of Origin USA
Year Completed 2018
Producer(s) Leo Zahn
Cinematographer Leo Zahn
Editor Leo Zahn
Music Opus 1
Screenwriter Leo Zahn
Short Synopsis A beautiful tour of Palm Springs and Coachella Valley as seen through the eyes of those who have come to call it home.
Language English
Youtube/Vimeo Link
Director Leo Zahn
Venue The Triangle
Cast Barbara Sinatra, Mel Haber, Trini Lopez, Nelda Linsk, Tom Dreesen, Bruce Fessier