Legendary singer Connie Francis auctions life's treasures

FILE - In this Nov. 27, 1978 file photo, singer Connie Francis poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. Francis, who gained fame in the1950s, is auctioning some of her favorite trinkets at Heritage Auctions in Beverly Hills on Sunday, (AP Photo/Wally Fong, File)

Connie Francis' decades-long career is marked by all the glittering things of Hollywood royalty; she's auctioning off some of her favorite trinkets this weekend

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Connie Francis is auctioning some of her favorite trinkets at Heritage Auctions in Beverly Hills on Sunday.

The offerings include the bomber jacket she wore performing in Vietnam, a love letter from Bobby Darin where he laments he's "unhappy & miserable without you" and a 13-carat emerald ring with diamonds. She's also auctioning several letters from her famous friends, including Frankie Avalon, Dick Clark and Frank Sinatra.

Francis' decades-long career was marked by all the glittering things of Hollywood royalty. There were No. 1 hits, iconic movies, Hollywood boyfriends, glamorous gowns and TV appearances on "American Bandstand" and "The Ed Sullivan Show."

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