Sinatra Siege
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In 1974, Australian Trade Unions laid siege to Frank Sinatra who was holed up in the Boulevard Hotel in William Street, near Kings Cross in Sydney.

Unwisely Cranky Frankie had referred to Australian women journalists as 'two-dollar hookers'.

Union members refused to service his rooms and airlines refused to fly him out of Sydney.

After a meet with ACTU leader and later Prime Minister Bob Hawke, Frank and his boys were allowed to depart our shores. Some sort of apology was received.

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