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Technology brings back Ol' Blue Eyes


Published: Fri, March 10, 2006 @ 12:00 a.m.


LONDON (AP) -- The daughter of late, legendary singer Frank Sinatra saw her father take the stage Wednesday at a London theater he first graced in 1950 -- thanks to technology that has helped create an unusual new musical.
Nancy Sinatra, 65, famed for her own hit song "These Boots are Made for Walkin'," visited Britain to see a 24-piece orchestra provide backing to movie footage of the entertainer.
Never-before-seen pictures and film of the singer taken during the 1950s -- which has been painstakingly cleaned and edited -- are displayed across a series of angled screens and give the impression of Sinatra moving across the stage in time with the music.
"You brought the magic back. The heart is there, the humor is there ... everything is there," Nancy Sinatra told director David Leveaux as she took the stage after Wednesday's performance.
The show, "Sinatra at the London Palladium," charts the singer's life and music from his birth in 1915 to his death, at the age of 82, in 1998. It includes home-movie footage of his children Nancy, Frank and Tina.
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