That one time, in Australia
Here’s an old entry from the ‘truth is stranger than fiction’ department. Did you ever hear about the time Frank Sinatra was stuck in Australia, because they wouldn’t let him leave? It’s a crazy tale from July of 1974. The whole thing started with reports about Sinatra’s mafia connections in the local paper while he was in town. He responded. An apology was demanded. And it all went downhill from there, eventually snowballing to the point that no member of a union at an airport was allowed to provide any service to Sinatra or his party. The whole story is completely bizarre, and worth a read.