Based around the column "Trevor's Travels" published each Sunday in the San Bernardino Sun, with some detours along the way.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
I found my recent visit to Frank Sinatra's house in Palm Springs quite a moving experience. It was the place where he courted and finally married Ava Gardner. What a titanic relationship that was.
Here they are in one of their happier moments; I think they only had a few. Most of the time they were fighting. I was too young to remember the many episodes where they were in the news, but by the time I was paying attention they were already divorced and going their separate ways.
She went on to live by herself in London, suffering from emphysema, he to marry a couple more times - Mia Farrow and then finally Barbara Marx with whom he stuck. It has been said that he never totally recovered from his time with Ava, and carried a torch for her until he died in 1998.