Top critical review
on 3 November 2017
Elvis was paid an unprecedented amount to perform a few songs on this now historic show.
The Frank Sinatra Show was Elvis' very first post army appearance on television. Viewer ratings for The Frank Sinatra show were boosted to record levels with Elvis' guest appearance. In order to get Elvis on the show, Sinatra and the show sponsors had to meet Presley's manager's demand of $50,000, an unprecedented sum at the time. They agreed, though it's been reported that Sinatra wasn't too enamored with Elvis until this show!
This DVD is the entire episode, complete with live product advertising as well as other sketches and songs by Sinatra and various guests. Other than seeing and hearing a fairly nervous Elvis casting his spell on both the live and television audience, this presentation is worth acquiring just to see how television shows looked like in 1960. Sound and black & white film quality is only adequate.
In summary, Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra fans will love this historic television show, but do not expect HD film quality or stereo sound.