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Sinatra 100
     

Sinatra 100

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by Charles Pignone, Tony Bennett (Foreword by), Steve Wynn (Foreword by), Nancy Sinatra (Afterword), Frank Sinatra Jr. (Afterword)
 

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From his family's vast archives—a revelatory new pictorial life of the greatest entertainer of the twentieth century
On the centennial of his birth, Sinatra 100—with the participation of his three children—is an intimate and dramatic visual portrait of Frank Sinatra, revealing many of the previously unseen moments in a remarkable life. Of course,

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From his family's vast archives—a revelatory new pictorial life of the greatest entertainer of the twentieth century
On the centennial of his birth, Sinatra 100—with the participation of his three children—is an intimate and dramatic visual portrait of Frank Sinatra, revealing many of the previously unseen moments in a remarkable life. Of course, Sinatra’s legacy speaks for itself. An entertainer of mesmerizing talent, charisma, and style, he is one of the best-selling recording artists of all time, and Academy Award-winning actor, and a cultural icon.
From inciting bobby-soxer riots and achieving teen idol status in the 1940s to the incredible recording career, the film career, the Rat Pack and Las Vegas, Sinatra 100 has the unseen photographs (and the iconic ones) as well as a rare trove of memorabilia and ephemera—over half of it never before published. With a majority of the text based on unpublished personal interviews and conversations with Frank Sinatra and his friends, family, and colleagues, Sinatra 100 unparalleled in its scope and depth. It’s the ultimate Sinatra gift, both for the fans who think they’ve seen it all and those just discovering this inimitable artist.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
★ 12/01/2015
The legacy of Frank Sinatra (1915–98) as a singer and film star has long been assured, but if an ardent admirer needed just one book to put the performer's career into perspective, this would be it. This oversized beauty covers it all: the music, the films, his activism, his family, and friends. While introductions by singer Tony Bennett and casino magnate Steve Wynn add narrative texture, and Pignone (archivist for the Sinatra family) has included enough text to offer a thorough, if concise, overview of his subject's life and career, it's clearly the photographs that steal the show. Many of the images are previously unseen gems from the family archives, and they truly feel new. Pignone has also annotated each image in a way that adds context to the captured moment, and by juxtaposing many photos with quotes from people such as Bing Crosby, Sammy Davis Jr., and Sinatra himself, the author creates a thorough and loving tribute. VERDICT With an almost perfect blend of text and images, this is a book every fan will love. [See Prepub Alert, 4/6/15.]—Peter Thornell, Hingham P.L., MA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500517826
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
10/06/2015
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
517,427
Product dimensions:
11.20(w) x 13.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Charles Pignone is a producer and writer. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Sinatra Treasures, The Sinatra Family Photo Album and co-author of The Copa: Jules Podell and The Hotteset Club North Of Havana. He has produced numerous albums and box sets including Frank Sinatra: Nothing But The Best, Sinatra: Vegas and the 2011 television special Sinatra Sings. Pignone has been associated with the Sinatra family for over thirty years and is the senior vice president of Frank Sinatra Enterprises.

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Sinatra 100 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Gail-Cooke More than 1 year ago
What better way to mark the centennial of an icon’s birth than this lush richly detailed volume created with the wholehearted participation of Frank Sinatra’s three children, his friends and colleagues? For many of us it seems only yesterday that a singer shortly to be known as The Voice captured the hearts of millions of teenagers who never dreamed that he was an entertainer of such amazing talent that he would become an Academy Award winning actor and one of the best selling recording artists of all time. But he did this and more, and he did it in spades. Sinatra 100 details all of this beginning with the bobby-soxer riots in the 1940s to his estimable recording and film career to the Rat Pack and days (nights) in Las Vegas. Holding never before seen photos plus ones we well remember and memorabilia much of which as never been published. There are over 400 illustrations both in color and black and white. The intriguing text is based on personal interviews and conversations with Sinatra himself as well as with family and friends. In addition you’ll find not to be missed forewords by Tony Bennett and Steve Wynn. The book itself is large, coffee table size (approx. 11" by 14"), but how else to try to capture such an iconic figure? Numerous exhibitions, symposiums, film screening, recordings and concerts are planned in cities throughout the world to mark the centennial of Sinatra’s birth - Sinatra 100 is a book you can keep to remember and enjoy for years to come.