I was watching tonight's episode of California's Gold and Huell Howser was touring Frank Sinatra's estate in Rancho Mirage. One of the areas of the estate he visited was a model train room. I never knew this, but Frank Sinatra was an avid lover of model trains. And, as most of us know, Walt Disney had a slight infatuation with model trains as well.
What I was wondering to those of you who may be studied in the lives of Walt Disney and/or Frank Sinatra, is were Walt Disney and Frank Sinatra friends with one another due to this connection with model trains?
To be honest with you, even though they shared this connection I'm not too sure they would have been very close. I'm sure maybe they met once or twice, but hanging around as best buddies I just can't see. After all Frank Sinatra's form of entertainment certainly was much more "R-rated" than Walt probably would have preferred.
But on the other hand, Sammy Davis, Jr was at DL's opening, and Sammy Davis and Frank Sinatra were very close. So maybe Walt and Frank were also fairly close friends, enough for them to hang out together on occassion.
So what do you think? Or even better, what do you know about this?
Mods if you feel you need to move this then go ahead. I just thought this forum was most appropriate due to the train thing.