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“Forget the movie, let’s pull the job!” Frank Sinatra joked upon hearing the plot for Ocean’s Eleven, the 1960 Vegas heist flick which went on to become the Rat Pack’s signature big-screen adventure.

It’s no wonder Sinatra and his kindred crew of high-living, hard-drinking, skirt-chasing buddies –Dean MartinSammy Davis Jr, Peter Lawford, and Joey Bishop – were gassed to make such a movie: Just like their characters, they loved a good caper.

From the late 50s until they began to splinter apart in the mid – 60s, they were showbiz’s kings of swing, quick-with-a-quip, cats who could swagger into any joint – from The Sands to Sardi’s – and make it the most.