Sunday, April 5, 2015

A Visit to "Sinatra: An American Icon"

I am so thrilled to bring you some of the highlights of the fabulous new exhibit to celebrate the 100th birthday this year of Franics Albert Sinatra! As the official exhibition of the Frank Sinatra Centennial, Sinatra: An American Icon showcases 100 years of Sinatra legacy and was curated by the GRAMMY Museum® at L.A. LIVE, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and the Sinatra Family. 
I was really exited to see this exhibit because Frank Sinatra was always playing in my house. My Dad loved music, especially big band and Frank Sinatra. I did get a bit emotional during the exhibit, hearing the music made me think how much my Dad would have loved to view these amazing items. Let's take a little peek as to what's inside: 

Many of his gold records were on display, they sure are gorgeous in person! 
I think it's wonderful that the Sinatra family helped with this exhibit. There are so many pieces of history here for everyone to enjoy! 

A very young Frank Sinatra in the front looking quite handsome 
They really did a wonderful job with this as the displays are just so lovely 

You could either watch some of his movies or listen to his songs with really great headphones that feel like you are right in the thick of things! 
His Oscar which he won Best Supporting Actor in From Here to Eternity in 1953. 
It just shined so much gold, the photo was hard to shoot as it was in a case, but I think you can see it pretty well. 
One of Frank's tuxedo's - He was rather small, only 5'8 which I never realized. After seeing some of his clothes here, I had to look up how tall he was! 

This was very cool and many folks were listening with smiles on their faces 
It is so great we still have so much of this history to create new fans of Frank Sinatra! 
A gorgeous Fedora worn by Frank in the 1960's. My Dad loved hats, and wore them very well. It seems like they are making a comeback for the guys, which I think is very, very cool. 
You can click on these photos to enlarge if you wish to read the information 

This dress was gorgeous and so nice of the Ella Fitzgerald Foundation to loan it for this exhibit 

Did you know there is a Jack Daniels Sinatra Select which sells for about $250.00 per bottle? 
If you are brave, you can go in this booth and sing one of the best songs ever New York New York with Frank himself! Since I did not inherit any of my Uncle's singing talent, I did not go in but it sure looked like lots of fun! 

I love he signed this one "Grandpa" 

His paintings were really oh so cool ! 

Now through September 4, 2015, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center - Admission is FREE but you can give a donation if you would like! I highly recommend this exhibit, and I just may pop in again before it closes. I think I just may have to give singing a try!

I wanted to also mention to be sure to see the HBO Documentary on Frank Sinatra which starts April 5th and continues on April 6, 2015 from 8pm to 10pm eastern time. There will be many never seen footage in the documentary which should be fun to watch. I think it is nice they are celebrating his 100th birthday this year with so many events. He was truly an American icon !

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