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July 25, 2020

Beautiful Photos of a Young Nancy Sinatra in the 1960s

With the help of Lee Hazlewood, Nancy Sinatra’s music career received a significant boost, beginning with their first collaboration that was the famous hit These Boosts are Made for Walkin’, a song that earned Sinatra 2 Grammy Award nominations. She and Hazlewood had a parallel career recording duets, and together they made hits like Summer Wine and Some Velvet Morning.

Sinatra also shared a duet with her father, Frank Sinatra, the ballad Somethin’ Stupid which earned a Grammy Award nomination for Record of the Year and to this day remains the only father-daughter duet to hit No. 1 in the United States.

In 1967, Sinatra recorded the theme song for the James Bond film You Only Live Twice. Other notable hits in this decade included Sugar Town (1966), How Does That Grab You, Darlin’? (1966), Love Eyes (1967), and Lightning’s Girl (1967).

Posing at a hotel roof garden in London, 1967. (David Redfern)

Sinatra also enjoyed acting. She starred in films like The Oscar (1966), The Last of the Secret Agents (1966), The Wild Angels (1966), and Speedway (1968). On television, she made appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Sinatra also produced and appeared on Movin’ with Nancy, an NBC television special that won an Emmy Award for director Jack Harley Jr. and earned an Emmy Award nomination for choreographer David Winters.

Below are 27 vintage photographs of Nancy Sinatra when she was young back in the 1960s:

Next to a picture of her father Frank Sinatra after she announced plans at Danny's Hideaway E. 45th St to marry Tommy Sands, 1960. (Tom Cunningham)

Welcoming Elvis Presley with a gift from Nancy Sinatra upon his arrival from Europe, 1960. (Joe Petrella)

 Posing together with Tommy Sands in formal attire at an event, 1960. (Hulton Archive)

With Joey Bishop, Frank Sinatra, and Sammy Davis Jr. on 'The Frank Sinatra Show,' 1960. (ABC)
Leaning close to her father at the rehearsal of Sinatra's show, 'Welcome Home,' featuring Elvis Presley, 1960. (Bettmann)

 Cutting their wedding cake with Tommy Sands, 1960. (Bettmann)

Posing on a motorbike, 1960s. (Gilles Petard)

In a striped sweater, 1961. (ullstein bild)

With father Frank Sinatra, while producing and directing the movie 'None But The Brave,' 1964. (Don Cravens)

Hugging Frank Sinatra as Yul Brynner looks on, Nevada, 1965. (John Dominis)

Performing on the television show 'Hullabaloo!,' 1965. (Fred Hermansky)

With Michael Caine at the premiere party for the film 'The Spy Who Came in from the Cold,' Hollywood, 1965. (Hulton Archive)

Sitting next to Michael Caine at the premiere party for the film 'The Spy Who Came in from the Cold,' Hollywood, 1965. (Max B. Miller)

Getting out of a car wearing a leopard skin coat and knee-length boots, 1966. (Central Press)

Recording in the studio with Lee Hazlewood, 1966. (Michael Ochs Archives)

Greeting at Rome Airport, 1966. (Marka)

1966. (Marka)

Promotional photo for 'The Last of the Secret Agents,' 1966. (Sunset Boulevard)

 Riding a motorcycle with Peter Fonda, both wearing sunglasses, in a scene from the film 'The Wild Angels', 1966. (Silver Screen Collection)

Recording a duet with Frank Sinatra for the 1st time in a recording studio in Hollywood, 1967. (Keystone)

Singing on the television show 'Movin' with Nancy,' 1967. (NBCU)

With Frank Sinatra during the 'Dean Martin Variety Show,' 1967. (Martin Mills)

1968. (Photoshot)

1968. (GAB Archive)

With Elvis Presley on the set of 'Speedway,' 1968. (Sunset Boulevard)

'Highlights of the Ice Capades,' 1969. (NBCU)


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