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A new biography on the legendary superstar crooner Frank Sinatra has made a bombshell revelation that the singer/actor appeared in an underground porn film at the age of 19!
The claim is made in salacious tabloid author Darwin Porter's new book about Sinatra, The Boudoir Singer. In the biography, Porter claims that a struggling Sinatra accepted the offer to appear in the film "The Masked Bandit" and was paid $100, a large sum of money in 1934, during the height of the Great Depression. The author claims he was informed of the secret porn film by one of Sinatra's good friends, actor Peter Lawford. Lawford, along with Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr., made up the notorious gang of Hollywood stars known as the "Rat Pack" during the late-50s and early 1960s.
The book contends that Sammy Davis, Jr. was an avid collector of porn during a time when it was still illegal to purchase, but he had managed to obtain a copy of the secret skin flick starring Ol' Blue Eyes himself. Davis allegedly sliced scenes of the Sinatra film into a copy of the infamous 1972 X-Rated classic Deep Throat starring Linda Lovelace as a practical joke. Davis then screened the film at a party he hosted, which was attended by Sinatra. No one recognized Sinatra in the scenes, as he reportedly wore a mask to conceal his face in the hardcore film, where he is shown having sex with two women. Porter claims that Sinatra was furious at Davis and planned on revenge, before realizing that Davis had a very powerful weapon against him with his copy of the bootleg film! The two patched up their relationship and Davis later agreed to destroy his copy of the film.
Sinatra went on to become a respected actor in well-received films such as The Man with the Golden Arm and The Manchurian Candidate, winning an Academy-Award for his performance in the 1954 classic WWII film From Here to Eternity. He died in 1998 at the age of 82.