Saturday, March 7, 2015

Sinatra 100




New York Public Library

Sinatra takes a selfie:

“May you all live to be 100 years old and may the last voice you hear be mine!” – Frank Sinatra

The exhibit is phenomenal!!! 

The Themes: Gold Records, Marty O'Brien's, The American Living Room, Hoboken, The Early Years, The Rustic Cabin, The Columbia Years, Early Influences, The Big Band Years, Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne, The First Teen Idol,  The House I Live In, The Early Films, Herman Leonard, Frank Sinatra in the Studio, The Capital Years, Capital Studios: Studio A, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald, Al Hirschfeld, Activist and Humanitarian, From Here to Eternity, Chairman of the Board, The Rat Pack, Later Films, Frank Sinatra: Artist, Tamarisk Country Club, Nancy, Frank Jr, and Tina, Frank and Jack, In Concert, and Last Years. 

There are many displays of posters, records, music, articles, clothing, videos, and there are interactive features as well. There is an old jukebox and even Sinatra home movies. And during the entire exhibit Frank is heard singing so many of the songs he recorded during his life.

The end features a Frank Sinatra concert and I was mesmerized and filled with emotion. Frank Sinatra passed away in 1998 and it truly was the end of an era.

art by Al Hirschfeld

photo by Terry O'Neill

The Rustic Cabin

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