The Rat Pack

The Rat Pack Biography

The Rat Pack was the ‘it’ group of renowned actors in Hollywood’s Golden Era, originally founded by Humphrey Bogart, featuring the most prestigious actors of the time, including Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop. The group performed on stage, went on tour, appeared in films in the early 1960’s and were essentially at the heart of Hollywood’s entertainment industry, lighting up the Las Vegas Strip into what it is today.

Apart from greatly contributing to the musical and film industries, The Rat Pack is also famous for its influence on the fashions on the 1950’s and 60’s. This era saw the last of the glitz and glamour, and The Rat Pack made sure it went out in style. Their signature style included sleek sharkskin suits paired with a skinny tie, fitted smart shirts and classic trilby black hats. However, they did not all dress alike, each member of the group brought his own distinctive mark that marked him out from the rest of the group yet they all chose a tailors on Sunset Boulevard and they all agreed on dressing like a gentleman. The Rat Pack never appeared casual or informal, their image projected the age they were living in and at best at undone blazer and wonky tie was the untidiest they’d get.

The Rat Pack Biography

Sabina Rouse

Written by Sabina Rouse

Sabina Rouse, current English Literature student at the University of Reading in her second year. She enjoys writing for the Fashion and Beauty sections of the University Newspaper Spark* in addition to contributing to the online magazine Lust and Found. Sabina writes for the Biographies section of Catwalk Yourself.


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