• Short Summary

    FRANK SINATRA, JUNIOR -- 19-YEAR-OLD SINGER SON OF THE FAMOUS ENTERTAINER -- YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) RETURNED HOME SAFELY FOLLOWING HIS RELEASE BY KIDNAPPERS ON A 240,000-DOLLAR (GBP85,000) RANSOM, PAID BY HIS FATHER.

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    FRANK SINATRA, JUNIOR -- 19-YEAR-OLD SINGER SON OF THE FAMOUS ENTERTAINER -- YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) RETURNED HOME SAFELY FOLLOWING HIS RELEASE BY KIDNAPPERS ON A 240,000-DOLLAR (GBP85,000) RANSOM, PAID BY HIS FATHER. HE HAD BEEN HELD FOR 54 HOURS SINCE BEING SEIZED AT GUNPOINT FROM A MOUNTAIN RESORT HOTEL AT LAKE TAHOE WHERE HE HAD BEEN APPEARING WITH THE TOMMY DORSEY ORCHESTRA.

    THE YOUNG SINATRA, ACCOMPANIED BY HIS MOTHER, NANCY BARBATO -- FIRST WIFE OF FRANK SINATRA, SENIOR -- TOLD REPORTERS HE FELT FINE. BUT, EXPLAINING THAT THE F.B.I. HAD NOT FINISHED QUESTIONING HIM, HE REFUSED TO GO INTO CLOSE DETAILS ABOUT THE KIDNAPPING.

    HIS MOTHER, TEARS IN HER EYES, KEPT URGING NEWSMEN TO END THE PRESS CONFERENCE SO HER SON COULD GO BACK INTO HER HOME, IN THE BEL-AIR SECTION OF LOS ANGELES.

    (HIS FATHER, WHO DID NOT ATTEND THE CONFERENCE, WAS 46 YESTERDAY. HE WELCOMED HIS SON'S RETURN AS "THE BEST BIRTHDAY PRESENT I'VE EVER HAD." MEANWHILE, F.B.I. AGENTS ARE CONTINUING A WIDESPREAD SEARCH FOR THE KIDNAPPERS AND THE RANSOM MONEY. SEVEN TO NINE MEN ARE THOUGHT TO HAVE BEEN INVOLVED.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVADXUDPGAUHQMPZLCFFY1JINFRF
    Media URN:
    VLVADXUDPGAUHQMPZLCFFY1JINFRF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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