Fontainebleau Miami Beach celebrates the legacy of Frank Sinatra and his 104th birthday with the Sinatra collection, a curated selection of original, authentic images including rare and vintage personal photos of Frank Sinatra from the Sinatra family archive, the Capitol Records and Warner Bros. Records archives, renowned photographer Terry O’Neill and the estate of Ben & Bernice Novack, the original owners of Fontainebleau. The legendary singer often performed to packed houses at the Fontainebleau’s La Ronde Supper Club, vacationed at the resort and even filmed the beloved movies, A Hole in the Head, Tony Rome, and Lady in Cement as well as broadcast four episodes of his TV show, The Frank Sinatra Timex Hour, on property. We invite you to embrace a piece of Golden Era Glamour.
THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Sinatra, stunt double and bodyguards on the boardwalk at Fontainebleau® Miami Beach, walking to the set of Lady in Cement. Frank Sinatra started Reprise Records, his very own record label, in 1960, despite still being under contract at Capitol Records. As owner of the label, it was here that Frank was first given the nickname ‘The Chairman Of The Board’. This is a new image edition and exclusive centenary release of Terry O’Neill ’s iconic photo.
SHOOT ME SHOOTING YOU
Frank Sinatra at home in Toluca Lake, CA circa the mid-1940s. Frank Sinatra was fascinated with photography. He always had a camera and was often experimenting with them—trying to figure out how to make a picture better, developing the prints in various ways in the darkroom to see the different textures and images he could bring out. Here Nancy Sinatra Senior catches him practicing.
IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SWING
Frank Sinatra and Quincy Jones recording the classic album It Might as We’ll Be Swing in collaboration with Count Basie, Hollywood, CA circa June 9-12, 1964. Frank Sinatra first worked with Quincy Jones for a benefit concert in Monte Carlo in 1958, with Frank appearing at the request of his former Hollywood co-star Princess Grace of Monaco.
“SELFIE” IN THE MEDICINE CABINET
An early self-portrait circa late 1930s at home in Hoboken, NJ and one of the earliest photos found in the family archives. Was Frank pioneering the way for the ‘Selfie’ as we know it today? “I remember the day I first saw the picture that my grandfather took of himself, reflected in the medicine cabinet mirror. That picture was taken in 1938, in his apartment when he was in his early 20s, just before he and my grandmother Nancy got married. I said. “He took a selfie!” And my grandmother asked me, “What ’s a selfie?” — Amanda Erlinger