Frank Sinatra’s ‘social bible’ sells for over £5,000 at auction

It is said the diary 'reads like a who’s who of the jet set's gilded age'

Frank Sinatra‘s diary detailing information about his high-profile associates has sold at auction for $8,960 (£5,767).

The little black book is the latest of Sinatra’s belongings to be auctioned and contains information regarding the singer’s A-list companions, spanning from the 1970s to 1990s. Names that appear in the diary include John Wayne, Sidney Poitier, Elvis Presley’s promoter Jerry Weintraub and more.

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According to Man of the World magazine, the book features a cover page showing the image of a fortune cookie message that states ‘Beware of friends who are false and deceitful’ and houses pages which are “bulging with annotated contacts”. The diary has also been described as “an oxblood leather social bible that reads like a who’s who of the jet set’s gilded age”.

Last year, Frank Sinatra’s 1944 driving license sold at Boston’s RR Auctions for $15,757 (£10,000). This year would mark Sinatra’s 100th birthday and many centennial events are being celebrated including; an exhibition at the New York Public Library, an upcoming HBO documentary and new music collections being issued by Sony, Capitol and Universal.

Meanwhile, Brandon Flowers recently paid tribute to Frank Sinatra by covering two of his best-known songs at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

The Killers singer joined Tony Bennett, Ne-Yo and Orange Is The New Black actress Lea DeLaria at the festival’s Sinatra tribute event in April. Flowers performed ‘New York New York’ and ‘Come Fly With Me’.