Without digressing too much from why we’re here today, The Frank Sinatra Bungalow was once part of the lot (whatever its iteration) until -- as happens to all lots -- its land was cut-up yet again and The Bungalow became part of The DWP next door. And so its future is in question. The space where Sinatra hid-away while shooting The Frank Sinatra Show (1957-1960), while recording The Concert Sinatra (1962) and while starring in two of his four-picture-deal with United Artists; one of which is ours today. Indeed, that little bungalow is very likely where he learned his now famous memory, “Raymond Shaw is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I’ve ever known in my life.”
from the novel by Richard Condon
d John Frankenheimer
The film was way ahead of its time, a black comedy that mixed melodrama and slapstick ... it was about McCarthyism and Momism ... I can't imagine what audiences would have made of it in 1962.
Or, as well as it holds up, even today.