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Caught on camera... the intimate photos that show the Rat Pack in full swing
By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 10:34 AM on 21st January 2011
They were the the elite of Hollywood and also the original bunch of rebel-rousers.
But unlike so many of today's stars who delight in posting personal pictures of their boisterous antics on social networking websites, the Rat Pack kept their capers private.
Until now, that is.
The tight-knit group comprised of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Peter Lawford, and Joey Bishop - who succeeded the original band of Humphrey Bogart and his pals - have had their good times caught on camera and finally released in a book.
The original rebel-rousers: Sammy Davis Jr, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Joey Bishop clown around on the set of Ocean's Eleven in 1960
Letting off some steam, the Rat Pack way: Lawford, Sinatra, Davis Jr along with Al Hart, rumoured to be the Mob's chief financial man, sweat it out in the steam room at the Sands in Las Vegas.
The negatives of the intimate snaps, which were never meant to be published, were discovered in a cardboard box in a photographic agent's office.
The shots of the handsome inner circle enjoying themselves at pool parties, beach houses, on film sets and backstage were captured by their friends and themselves.
Fans of the infamous group can now own these shots, which show a relaxed side of the stars that was never captured in formal studio portraits, in a limited edition book by Reel Art Press.
Entitled The Rat Pack, the exclusive book sells for a price ranging between £400 to £5,000, ensuring only the most dedicated fan will have this album in their collection.
Put them up: Davis Jr gets some pointers from Muhammad Ali in January 1965, in Manhattan, New York, after the comedian had performed a show
Friends in high places: Sinatra and John Kennedy share a joke at the Sands, in February, 1960
And the photos prove just why the fun loving group earned their reputation as being wild and mischevious.
Sinatra, Martin, Davis Jr, Lawford and Bishop are snapped as they clown around with each other and are caught bursting into peals of laughter as they entertain themselves.
The original Martini man: Dean Martin, known as the King of Cool who recommended a drink for breakfast, in an off-guard moment in 1961
Doing it his way: Entertainer Frank Sinatra performs a tablecloth trick in hotel room while his guests look on
Their sharp outfits are paired with half smoked cigars and glasses of liquor, but the most noticeable element of the photos is the fierce loyalty and comradeship of the high-spirited group.
In one snap Davis Jr and Sinatra whoop with delight as Martin appears to relish landing a punch on a startled Bishop on the set of Ocean's Eleven, which they all starred in.
Clowning around: Davis Jr breaks into peals of laughter while Sinatra and Martin struggle to keep a straight face in 1970
Always on the hunt for a good time: Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Frank Sinatra can't help themselves as they try to perform with Johnny Carson at a benefit concert in St. Louis, Missouri on June 20, 1965
Another exclusive photo seizes the moment that Sinatra performs a party trick by whipping a cloth off a table in a hotel room, scattering the contents everywhere as his guests look on.
Martin - nicknamed 'the King of Cool' - is sprawled across the stage in one shot, but receives little help from a gleeful Sinatra, who is seen bursting into laughter at his friend's fall.
In one intimate moment a giggling and topless Davis Jr is seen sporting boxing gloves while boxing legend Muhammad Ali holds his wrists and appears to be coaching him to box for the camera.
Campaign trail: Sinatra, Lawford with his wife Pat, Kennedy's sister, and actor Tony Curtis at the 1960 Democratic National Convention
Smokin' hot: This intimate shot captures Sinatra and Martin as they unwind in the NBC studios in 1962
A rare quiet moment: Frank Sinatra catches a quiet moment in 1960
Height of fame: Sinatra heading toward the Cal Neva Lodge by private plane
In more than one photo, members of the hard-drinking troupe can be seen casually walking together, hands stuffed in their suit pockets as admirers gaze at them.
The attention paid off for Lawford who met Patricia Kennedy, sister of President John F. Kennedy, and married her, with Sinatra dubbing him 'Brother-in-Lawford'. The Rat Pack helped campaign for Kennedy and the Democratic Party.
In one snap Sinatra can be seen casually chatting to Kennedy with his hand on his hip, laughing at the president's joke.
Iconic: The boys at the Sands in front of the sign announcing their show
Ocean and his eleven: The original 1960 movie sees the Rat Pack star as a group of friends who plan rob four of the biggest casinos in Las Vegas on New Year's Eve
Initially called 'the clan' and 'the summit' they were later branded by the press as the 'Rat Pack', after they learnt Bogart's wife and actress Lauren Bacall was so appalled at seeing her husband and his group stagger back from a night out in Las Vegas that she accused them of looking like a pack of rats.
Whatever they were called, the group will always be synonymous with a good time.
Under the spotlight: Sammy Davis Jn entertains the crowds at the Sands
Candid portrait: This shot of Sinatra at the Cal Neva Lodge in 1962 is one of the many taken from the exclusive book, selling for a price ranging between £400 and £5,000
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