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Inside the Love Affair Between Hollywood and the Presidency

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John F. Kennedy: In 1960, presidential candidate John F. Kennedy visited Frank Sinatra at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas to watch the Rat Pack perform. The two became so tight, Sinatra recorded a special version of "High Hopes" as a JFK campaign jingle. But the relationship soured in 1962, when, visiting Palm Springs, the president -- on the advice of his brother Robert Kennedy -- steered clear of Sinatra because of his alleged mob connections and instead bunked at the home of rival crooner Bing Crosby.