Thursday, October 18, 2007

The last of the Rat Pack

Peter Lawford (reading newspaper): Listen to this one: "The quintet of Sinatra, Martin, Davis, Lawford, and Bishop moved into Las Vegas in the form of an attack force with Sinatra as the nominal leader of their clan." [the group was known as the Clan before being dubbed the Rat Pack by Lauren Bacall]

Frank Sinatra: I don't want to be the Leader. One of you guys be the Leader.

Peter: Sorry, Frank, but it says here you're the Leader.

Sammy Davis Jr.: Hold it! I wanta go on record that I ain't belongin' to nothing that's called a clan.

Dean Martin: I don't know pally (nods at Frank). You'd better discuss that with the Leader.

-In the Sands Hotel Steam Room,
January 28, 1960
taken from Frank Sinatra and the Lost Art of Livin'

Earlier today, Joey Bishop, the last remaining member of the famed Rat Pack, passed away. Here's hoping the gang is all back together somewhere up in the sky gagging it up.

1 comment:

Dan said...

Joey was always underrated in my opinion, hilarious guy. Did a blog entry on him yesterday with some videos