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Frank Sinatra’s adolescent self-portraits exhibited on his 100th birthday

Over the course of his singular career, Frank Sinatra sold over 150 million albums worldwide, starred in a variety of Hollywood pictures, and won a panoply of awards – including honorary degrees, Oscars, Grammies, Walk of Fame stars and – remarkably – an Israeli Medal of Honour. The latter was bestowed upon him after he reportedly raised $6.5m in bond pledges for the state of Israel through his concerts. He’s now the subject of a new exhibition at Proud Chelsea, London, in celebration of Sinatra’s 100th birthday. Titled Sinatra at 100: A Century in the Making, the collection is taken from the Sinatra Family Archive, and curated by Sinatra’s granddaughter, Amanda Erlinger, who has access to Nancy Sinatra Senior’s family photo albums as well as self-portraits taken by Sinatra himself in his early, formative years, only discovered in the past few months. Alongside, Proud show photographs of Sinatra in his heyday, taken by photographers of the calibre of  Milton Greene, David Sutton, Ed Thrasher, Ken Veeder, John Bryson and Allan Grant. Sinatra was a performer who divides opinion; his reputed Mafia connections, alongside political flip-flopping (he publicly backed both Democrats and Republicans) suggest Sinatra …


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