Since early on, Frank did it his way—and publicly paid the price. Born December 12, 1915, the Chairman of the Board was booked for seducing a single woman, leading to one of Hollywood's most famous mugshots. Join us in revisiting Frank's signature scowl and the mugshots of fellow pop culture perps.
Frank Sinatra, 22
Where and when: Hoboken, New Jersey, 1938
Arrested for: Seducing a single woman in good repute, then a criminal offence.
Outcome: Sinatra was released on $1,500 bond, but a month later he was arrested again and the charge was changed to adultery (the woman in question proved to be married). Charges were eventually dismissed.
Mick Jagger, 24
Where and when: London,1967
Arrested for: Possession of four amphetamine tablets (purchased legally in Italy). Jagger wasarrested during a party in the English country home of Keith Richards, who was chargedwith allowing his guests to smoke cannabis in his house.
Outcome: Stiff jail sentences—three months for Jagger and a year for Richards—actually worked in the Glimmer Twins' favor. After a London Times editorial protested theunfairness of the decision, both sentences were overturned on appeal.
Steve McQueen, 42
Where and when: Anchorage,1972
Arrested for: Drivingunder the influence.
Outcome: McQueen posted bail, skipped town, and was tried in abstentia and convicted of recklessdriving.
Where and when: LosAngeles, 1959
Arrested for: "Borrowing" her mother's car and driving it without a license.
Outcome: The police called Cher's mom.
Al Pacino, 20
Where and when: Woonsocket,Rhode Island, 1961
Arrested for: Possession of a concealed weapon. Pacino and two friends were driving around wearing black masks and gloves, with a loaded .38 in the trunk. Pacino reportedly told the police who stopped them that the gun was a prop to be used in a play.
Outcome: Unable tocome up with $2,000 bail, the fledgling actor spent three days in jail. Charges were later dismissed.
Jimi Hendrix, 26
Where and when: Toronto,1969
Arrested for: Possessionof illegal drugs, later determined to be hashish and heroin, found whileHendrix was going through customs.
Outcome: In a three-day trial that began on December 3, the guitarist's defense team argued that he had received a gift from a fan and was unaware that he was carrying narcotics. After his acquittal, Hendrix told the press, "Canada has given me the best Christmas present I ever had."
Larry King, 38
Where and when: Miami,1971
Arrested for: Grand larceny. King was then a local radio host and TV personality. His former friend Louis E. Wolfson (who had been convicted of selling stocks illegally in 1967) accused him of stealing $5,000 to pay gambling debts.
Outcome: Although the charges were eventually dropped, King lost his jobs in media. Four yearslater, he returned to South Florida radio as the host of a talk show called "Sports-a-la-King."
Ozzy Osbourne, 35
Where and when: Memphis,1984
Arrested for: Public intoxication. Police described Osbourne as "staggering drunk" after he performed a concert. "I used to go into a bar to get absolutely shitfaced," the English heavy metal rocker later recalled. "It didn't really occur to me that other people were going there for a drink."
Outcome: Released after drying out for several hours in a Memphis jail, Osbourne continued his tour.
Bill Gates, 22
Where and when: Albuquerque, 1977
Arrested for: Ignoring a stop sign and driving without a license.
Outcome: Gates was released soon after his arrest. A year later, Microsoft and its founder moved to Seattle. Driving a Porsche 911, he got three speeding tickets along the way.
Johnny Cash, 33
Where and when: ElPaso, Texas, 1965
Arrested for: Possession of amphetamines and tranquilizers, which American customs agents found in his luggage upon his return from Mexico.
Outcome: After pleading guilty to a misdemeanor, the Man in Black was fined $1,000 and received a 30-day suspended sentence.
Jane Fonda, 32
Where and when: Cleveland,1970
Arrested for: Possession of the pills—labeled "B," "L" and "D"—that a customs officer at Cleveland Airport mistook for illegal drugs. In fact, they were vitamins. (The labels stood for breakfast, lunch and dinner.)
Outcome: Fonda, who had just returned from an antiwar fundraiser in Canada, was handcuffed and spent a short time in a Cleveland jail. After a lab analysis of her pills, the charges were dropped. In 2009, the Jane Fonda mug shot—with her iconic "Klute" hairstyle—was licensed to raise money for charity.
Jim Morrison, 26
Where and when: Miami, 1970
Arrested for: Indecent exposure during a Doors concert.
Outcome: Although his bandmates would always insist that the charges were false, the Doors frontman was convicted, fined $500 and sentenced to six months in jail. The case was on appeal when Morrison died in 1971. In 2010, he received a posthumous pardon.
David Bowie, 29
Where and when: Rochester, New York, 1976
Arrested for: Possession of marijuana. After he performed a concert, vice squad investigators searched Bowie's hotel room and discovered roughly 6 ounces of pot. Iggy Pop and two others were arrested with him.
Outcome: Bowie, in the guise of the Thin White Duke, and Iggy Pop both spent the night in jail. The next day, each was released on $2,000 bond. A grand jury later decided not to indict.
Lenny Bruce, 37
Where and when: MiamiBeach, 1963
Arrested for: Possession of hypodermic needles, discovered when police pulled Bruce over for speeding.The stand-up performer and social critic, who'd been previously arrested for obscenity, said he used the needles "for treatment of a disorder."
Outcome: Released on $50 bond, Bruce would die of a morphine overdose in 1966.
Woody Harrelson, 21
Where and when: Columbus, Ohio, 1982
Arrested for: Disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. After being picked up for dancing in traffic, the future "Cheers" cast member escaped a police van and allegedly got into a scuffle with one of the officers who chased him.
Outcome: Harrelson paid a $390 fine and did no jail time.
Kurt Cobain, 19
Where and when: Aberdeen, Washington, 1986
Arrested for: Trespassing. Police had found Cobain climbing on the roof of an abandoned warehouse.
Outcome: Although he was hit with other charges, including "malicious mischief," there is no record of a jail sentence.
Suzanne Somers, 23
Where and when: San Francisco, 1970
Arrested for: Passing bad checks.
Outcome: Charges were dropped after the future "Three's Company" star agreed to pay the recipients of the checks.
Steven Tyler, 18
Where and when: Yonkers, New York, 1967
Arrested for: Possession of marijuana.
Outcome: In a 1997 interview with Details magazine, the Aerosmith frontman didn't even recall being arrested, though he remembered an undercover narcotics officer in his high school ceramics class.
Paul Rubens, 38
Where and when: Sarasota, Florida, July 26, 1991
Arrested for: Indecent exposure at an adult movie theater.
Outcome: CBS stopped airing "Pee-wee's Playhouse," Reubens' Saturday morning TV show for kids, and Toys 'R' Us pulled Pee-wee Herman merchandise from its shelves. Reubens denied the charges, but pleaded no contest to avoid the added publicity of a trial and performed 75 hours of community service.
Janis Joplin, 26
Where and when: Tampa, Florida, 1969
Arrested for: Using "vulgar and indecent language" during her concert the night before. Although the show went on, Joplin was handcuffed backstage after the concert.
Outcome: A judge ruled that her comments—which had been directed at the police—were constitutionally protected free speech.
Dennis Hopper, 39
Where and when: Taos, New Mexico, 1975
Arrested for: Reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident, according to most reports. But a recent biography by Tom Folsom tells a different story: After winning some LSD in a poker game, Hopper walked outside, pulled out a .357 magnum and shot a tree that he took to be a grizzly bear. He landed in the jail where he'd filmed the first scene with Jack Nicholson in "Easy Rider."
Outcome: Hopper was released after he pled guilty and paid a fine.
Sid Viscious, 21
Where and when: New York, 1978
Arrested for: Assault. The Sex Pistols bass player was charged with attacking Patti Smith's brother Todd at a nightclub. This came nearly two months after Vicious was arrested for the murder of his girlfriend Nancy Spungen, attempted suicide and landed in Belleview Hospital, where he tried to kill himself again.
Outcome: Vicious spent several weeks on Rikers Island before he was released on bail on February 1, 1979. He overdosed on heroin that night. According to "Please Kill Me," the oral history of punk, his ashes were scattered over Nancy Spungen's grave.
David Crosby, 40
Where and when: Dallas, 1982
Arrested for: Possession of illegal drugs and an unlicensed weapon. When police entered his dressing room at a nightclub, they reportedly found the legendary folk-rocker freebasing cocaine. In his lap was a bag containing a .45 automatic. (Asked a few years later why he carried a weapon, he replied, "John Lennon, man.")
Outcome: Crosby was convicted and sentenced to five years in prison in 1983. After a long appeal process, he spent about nine months in prison. After being released, he said, "I'm the better for it."
Willie Nelson, 41
Where and when: Dallas,1974
Arrested for: Possession of marijuana.
Outcome: The legendary cannabis connoisseur avoided jail time—and went on to be arrested in North Carolina, Louisiana and Texas in the last decade alone. The last time he faced a judge, in 2011, the prosecutor offered to let him off if he'd pay a small fine and, as community service, sing "Blue Eyes Smiling in the Rain" in the courtroom. (It was a joke: "You can bet your ass I'm not going to mean to Willie Nelson," the county attorney said.)
Jerry Lee Lewis, 41
When and where: Memphis, 1976
Arrested for: Driving while intoxicated. The rock pioneer known as the Killer had pulled up to Graceland in the middle of the night in a Lincoln Continental, with a .38 caliber derringer on the dashboard. He then began waving the gun and demanding to see Elvis Presley, according to Elvis' head of security.
Outcome: Lewis slept it off.
George Carlin, 35
Where and when: Milwaukee, 1972
Arrested for: Public indecency. The stand-up comic was picked up after performing his well-known routine "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television."
Outcome: The judge ruled that Carlin's language, though indecent, was Constitutionally protected free speech. Case dismissed.
Rober Mitchem, 31
Where and when: Los Angeles, 1948
Arrested for: Possession of marijuana.
Outcome: Mitchum, seen here sweeping his cell, spent 43 days in jail, but the conviction was later overturned. Not that he was worried about it. Mitchem said prison gave him "the best sleep I ever got." As for his reputation, the Hollywood bad boy put it this way: "Booze, broads, it's all true. Make up some more if you want."
James Brown, 55
Where and when: Aiken County, South Carolina, 1988
Arrested for: Assault with intent to kill and failing to stop for police. The Godfather of Soul had led the cops in a car chase through two states.
Outcome: Although he was acquitted of the first charge, Brown was convicted of aggravated assault and eluding police. He served two-and-a-half years of a six-year sentence.
Nick Nolte, 20
Where and When:Omaha, 1961
Arrested for: Selling counterfeit draft cards.
Outcome: A stiff sentence of 45 years in prison and a $75,000 fine was suspended. Because of his felony conviction, Nolte became ineligible for the military, which he later said he regretted.
Nick Nolte, 61
Where and When: Malibu, California, 2002
Arrested for: Driving under the influence.
Outcome: Three days after the arrest, Nolte checked himself into a hospital in Connecticut, as this photo became one of the most famous "mug shots" ever. Yet it isn't an official mug shot—a police officer asked permission to take a Polaroid of Nolte, and the actor gave him the go-ahead on the condition that he share any proceeds with his fellow officers. (The official mug shot was never released.)
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