Twin Palms
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Frank Sinatra’s Twin Palms

Twin Palms
Looking out the wall of glass, the author counted the minutes until his departure. (David Glomb / For The Times)
4,500-square-foot mini-mansion
Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner lived together in the 4,500-square-foot mini-mansion. (David Glomb / For The Times)
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Sinatra Twin Palms Estate in Palm Springs. (Rand Larson)
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The Adrian and Cass Graff-Radford House, 1989. Williams’ 1947 design for Frank Sinatra’s home “set a tone for postwar glamour as Hollywood stars continued to move to Palm Springs,” a critic wrote. (David Glomb)
Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner
Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner dined together at Reno’s Riverside Hotel in 1951. (AP)
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Ava Gardner and Frank Sinatra at the Hollywood premiere of “Show Boat” in 1951. (Murray Garrett Harry N. Abrams Inc.)
Frank Sinatra in 1954
Frank Sinatra in 1954. (NBC Photo Gerald K. Smith)
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Frank Sinatra in 1954
Frank Sinatra in 1954 ()
Frank Sinatra and Donna Reed
Frank Sinatra and Donna Reed at the 1954 Academy Awards. (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences)
Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner
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