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Sinatra By Andrew Howick

Sinatra by Andrew Howick

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A portrait of Sinatra at his best on the 100th anniversary of his birth

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Sinatra: The Photographs by Andrew Howick

Few male stars in any medium have had an impact on our visual culture like Frank Sinatra, whose centennial falls on December 12, 2015. Of his generation, only John F. Kennedy comes to mind. Like many of the greatest singers, he possessed an aura of sexuality, vulnerability, intensity and charm, and all of these qualities came through in photographs. Beyond that, he had a style of manhood that defined an ideal in the first two decades after World War II: cocky, violent, soulful, urbane and irresistible to women.Sinatra: The Classic Photographs focuses mainly on his heyday, from the late 1940s to the early 1970s and includes both well-known and rare shots of Sinatra recording, in concert and making films. These were the years of the Rat Pack and Las Vegas, socialising with Jack Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe, making music with Count Basie and Quincy Jones-when he towered over the American entertainment landscape. Featured is the best work by a group of photographers who helped shape the public image of Sinatra. Among them are Bob Willoughby, who pioneered a special brand of motion picture unit photography in Hollywood; Sid Avery, known for capturing private moments of Hollywood royalty; Ted Allan, who was Sinatra's personal photographer for many years; and Ed Thrasher, art director and photographer at Sinatra's very own Reprise label. The work of these men forms the nucleus of the material gathered in this book, with an introduction by Barbara Sinatra, and commentary on Sinatra by a wide selection of people who knew him.

About Andrew Howick

Andrew Howick has helped research, curate and edit one of the world's largest and most exclusive collections of Frank Sinatra photography at mptvimages, a photo agency specialising in imagery from Hollywood's golden age to the present day. Barbara Sinatra was married to Frank Sinatra from 1976 until his death in 1998.

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GOR008684834
9781419717925
1419717928
Sinatra: The Photographs by Andrew Howick
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Abrams
2015-10-27
224
N/A
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