• Short Summary

    Well-known entertainer Frank Sinatra appeared before a House of Representatives Select Committee on Crime in Washington on Tuesday (July 18) to answer allegations linking him with underworld gambling interests.

  • Description

    1.
    SV PAN Sinatra and escort walk through corridor
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    2.
    SV PAN Sinatra passes and enters courtroom - door closes
    0.24

    3.
    CU Notice 'Select committee on Crime'
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    4.
    Tracking Shot past young women fans outside hearing room
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    5.
    SV sinatra leaving hearing room and downstairs (4 shots)
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    Sinatra enters hearing room; fans wait outside; Sinatra leaves hearing.




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Well-known entertainer Frank Sinatra appeared before a House of Representatives Select Committee on Crime in Washington on Tuesday (July 18) to answer allegations linking him with underworld gambling interests.

    During the 90-minute hearing, Sinatra claimed that he was the victim of character assassination by a previous witness, Joseph (the Baron) Barboza. He vehemently denied allegations by Barboza that he had been a 'front man' for underworld money in hotels at Miami Beach and Las Vegas. He also denied any link with alleged gangster interests in a New England race-track in which sinatra had invested 55 thousand dollars (US) -- GBP22 thousand sterling -- for a few months in 1962.

    Sinatra appeared at the congressional committee hearing as a voluntary witness after he had ignored a subpoena to attend a hearing last month. The committee is investigating alleged Mafis gambling activities.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACINP3RMWJNILIC1X27ZZBTUA6
    Media URN:
    VLVACINP3RMWJNILIC1X27ZZBTUA6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/07/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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