Frank Sinatra was a once in a lifetime experience. A great voice, a great interpretor of song, an impeccable performer, a fashion icon, a humanitarian, an early advocate of civil rights are only a few of his countless attributes. One of my favorite Sinatra attributes was his unique ability to share the stage. He never hesitated lifting someone up and did so repeatedly throughout his lengthy career. The lives of Nat King Cole, Sammy Davis jr., Dean Martin, Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, Shirley MacLaine and John Kennedy all benefitted greatly from his friendship and generosity of spirit.
This photographic exhibition explores the man romantically referred to as "Ol Blue Eyes" and his many friends through the insightful lens of photographers Bernie Abramson, Sid Avery, Gene Howard, Eric Skipsey and Bob Willoughby.