Jay Weston: La Dolce Vita -- Sinatra Ate Here, and So Do I!
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Nancy and Tina Sinatra at the celebration for their father's booth.
The emailed invitation was short: "Please join me and Nancy at LA DOLCE VITA on Tuesday evening to celebrate the dedication of my father's favorite booth. Tina Sinatra." When Tina beckons, I come without question... so I arrived at the darkly warm, cozy and intimate eatery which had been a home-away-from-home for me when I first moved to L.A. in the '70s. I had been Sammy Davis, Jr.'s publicity guy in the '50s during his "Mr. Wonderful" Broadway days, and we had remained friends until he died, so when I began spending much time here Sammy would take me to La Dolce Vita (9785 Little Santa Monica Blvd, Bev. Hills (310) 278-1845, valet parking after 7 p.m., just east of the junction of Wilshire Blvd. and Santa Monica Blvd.) Sammy, of course, was a charter member of The Rat Pack, Frank Sinatra's coterie of wise guys (Dean Martin, Jilly, Joey Bishop, Peter Lawford and a few women, especially Angie and Shirley
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