It all started when….
The Rat Pack were legendary for their Las Vegas strip performances.
Their appearances would flood the city with wealthy gamblers so hotels started advertising line-ups as including Maybe Frank and Maybe Sammy, in the bid to attract these high-spenders.
The Rat Pack’s act (always in tuxedos) consisted of individual numbers, duets and trios, along with seemingly improvised slapstick and chatter. In the socially-charged 1960s, their jokes revolved around adult themes such as Sinatra’s womanising and Martin’s drinking, as well as Davis’ race and religion. Sinatra and Martin supported the civil rights movement and refused to perform in clubs that would not allow African-American or Jewish performers.