PRESIDENT KENNEDY INAUGURAL GALA - 1961 - HOST: FRANK SINATRA
FRANK SINATRA GALA FOR PRESIDENT KENNEDY. 2 DVDS - From 1/19/61, the night before the Inauguration. Frank personally produced this all-star spectacular with every Hollywood star there! ***there's a small time stamp throughout.
Held on the eve of President KennedyÍs inauguration at the National Guard Armory in Washington, DC, the Inaugural Gala showcased the talents of the nationÍs brightest stars in the performing arts: Harry Belafonte, Milton Berle, Nat King Cole, Tony Curtis, Bette Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Gene Kelly, Mahalia Jackson, Janet Leigh, Frederic March, Ethel Merman, Sidney Poitier, Anthony Quinn, and others. Produced by Frank Sinatra and Peter Lawford, the gala raised more than $1 million for the Democratic National Committee. Frank Sinatra served as Master of Ceremonies.