Sammy Davis Jr., Briefcase

The man who could take a rainbow, wrap it in a sigh, soak it in the sun and make a groovy lemon pie may have passed on to the candy-coated Vegas show room in the sky, but the irrepressible Mr. Sammy Davis Jr. left a few things behind. Now's your eBay chance to own the Candyman's very own crocodile-skin briefcase.

Just imagine what Sammy used to carry around in this thing...a carton of smokes, a spare glass eyeball, an autographed photo from pal Dick Nixon, who knows?

Speaking of Nixon, here's a little-known fact: Sammy was the first black person to sleep in the White House back in 1973, a guest of the Tricky One. We can't bring Sammy back, nor can we bring back the crocodile, but at least we can carry around a briefcase that both supreme entertainer and prehistoric beast died to leave us. 

For a sweet taste of classic sammy, go to the jump.

Who can forget the classic 1985 TV show Hell Town, starring Robert Blake as crime fighting priest Father Noah "Hardstep" Rivers? Most people, probably, but let's refresh with the intro, artfully sung by Sammy, who also crooned the theme to Blake's exquisite Baretta.  

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