Thames & Hudson Announces “SINATRA 100” Book
Official 100th anniversary book draws on Frank Sinatra’s vast personal archives to offer
a revealing look at the life and work of the greatest entertainer of the 20th century
New large-format pictorial hardcover includes more than 400 photographs—half of which have not been seen previously—and contributions by Nancy Sinatra, Frank Sinatra, Jr., and Tina Sinatra, with forewords by Tony Bennett and Steve Wynn
(NEW YORK, NY – May 27, 2015) – Thames & Hudson is proud to announce the Fall 2015 publication of this official centennial book SINATRA 100 ($60.00 hardcover, 288 pages, 400 photographs, Pub Date: October 6, 2015), a lavish new volume that celebrates the life and incredible career of best-selling recording artist, Academy Award-winning actor, and cultural icon Frank Sinatra.
Produced with the participation of the Sinatra family and the cooperation of Frank Sinatra Enterprises, and drawing on their vast personal archives, this stunning book is an intimate and dramatic visual portrait of the greatest entertainer of the 20th century, revealing many previously unseen moments in a remarkable life through more than 400 photographs, about half of which have not been seen previously.
Including forewords by Steve Wynn and Tony Bennett and afterwords by Nancy Sinatra, Frank Sinatra, Jr., and Tina Sinatra, SINATRA 100 covers all of Sinatra’s life and work, from his birth (December 12, 1915) to his early big band years; from inciting bobby-soxer riots in the 1940s to his storied recording and film careers; and from the Rat Pack to his world tours. Text based on personal interviews and conversations with Sinatra, his friends, family, and colleagues complements the book’s spectacular imagery to create a tribute unparalleled in its scope and depth.
“Throughout Frank’s life, no one even resembled him,” writes author Charles Pignone. “There are no artists currently on the scene that are capable of duplicating his extraordinary career. Time only increases his importance and stature. Frank Sinatra’s music is still relevant because in it we discover how our lives evolved, as did his.”
Jacketed with a special screen-printed acetate, the large-format SINATRA 100 book is part of a worldwide, year-long celebration marking the Frank Sinatra centennial that includes:
· the exhibit Sinatra: An American Icon organized by the GRAMMY Museum (on view at New York Public Library of the Performing Arts, March 4–September 4);
· the new career-spanning CD and digital music releases Ultimate Sinatra (Capitol/UMe, April 21);
· the new Blu-Ray release Frank Sinatra 5-Film Collection (Warner Home Entertainment, May 5);
· the two-part HBO documentary Sinatra: All or Nothing at All (April 5 & 6);
· the new multimedia stage production Sinatra at the London Palladium (July 10–October 10);
and special partnerships with Jack Daniels (Sinatra Select whiskey blend), SiriusXM’s Siriusly Sinatra channel, and Pop Art icon Peter Max. Information on centennial activities is updated continuously throughout 2015 on the FRANK SINATRA 100 App (free download).
SINATRA 100 can be pre-ordered at http://thamesandhudsonusa.com/books/sinatra-100-hardcover
About Frank Sinatra
Throughout his nine-decade career, Frank Sinatra performed on more than 1,400 recordings and was awarded 31 gold, nine platinum, three double platinum and one triple platinum album by the Recording Industry Association of America. He extends his record to 57 for the most top 40 albums on the Billboard 200 with this year’s new Ultimate Sinatra release. Sinatra has had Top 40 hits on the charts for eight decades which is as long as the Billboard charts have existed. He received nine GRAMMY Awards over the course of his career, including three for the prestigious Album Of The Year, and an Oscar. Sinatra demonstrated a remarkable ability to appeal to every generation and continues to do so; his artistry still influences many of today’s music superstars. He also appeared in more than 60 films and produced eight motion pictures.
Sinatra was awarded Lifetime Achievement Awards from The Recording Academy, The Screen Actors Guild and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), as well as the Kennedy Center Honors, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. Today, he remains a legend and an inspiration around the world for his contributions to culture and the arts. For more information about Frank Sinatra, visit sinatra.com and follow @FrankSinatra on Twitter.
About the Author
Charles Pignone is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Sinatra Treasures and The Sinatra Family Album. He has produced numerous albums and box sets including Frank Sinatra: Nothing But the Best and Sinatra: Vegas, as well as the 2011 television special Sinatra Sings. Pignone has been associated with the Sinatra Family for over thirty years and is Senior Vice President of Frank Sinatra Enterprises.
SINATRA 100, by Charles Pignone
Forewords by Tony Bennett and Steve Wynn
Afterwords by Nancy Sinatra, Frank Sinatra, Jr., and Tina Sinatra
Published by Thames & Hudson Inc. Distributed to the trade by W.W. Norton & Company
Pub date: October 6, 2015 | ISBN: 9780500517826
$60.00 | Hardcover | 10 7/8” x 13 5/8” | 288 pp | 400+ illustrations in b&w and color