14. Rare Photos of Frank Sinatra Honoring his 100th Birthday at Patsy’s Italian Restaurant
On February 16, 1977, Frank Sinatra was hard at work at Medisound Studios, recording a Paul Anka tune, “Everybody Ought to be in Love” for Warner Brothers Records. The session was attended by a young photographer, Bobby Bank, who was just starting his career. Fifteen of Bank’s rarely seen images of Sinatra will be on display at Patsy’s Italian Restaurant, 236 West 56th Street, the legendary hangout of Sinatra and his crew,from December 1st to January 6, 2016. The exhibit is meant to coincide with Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday on December 12th.
Patsy’s isn’t the only one celebrating Old Blue Eyes centennial. A flurry of books have been released too, including The Rat Pack, a limited edition photography book by Shawn Levy, with images by Sid Avery, Bob Willoughby and others; Sinatra: The Chairman, the second and final volume of James Kaplan’s definitive biography and Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Century, a collaboration between the distillery and the Sinatra Family, coinciding with a limited edition batch of numbered bottles.