Following its highly acclaimed debut in New York in March, the multimedia exhibit exploring the life and career of multiple GRAMMY Award winner Frank Sinatra will get its Los Angeles premiere at the GRAMMY Museum on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015.
As the official exhibit of the 2015 Frank Sinatra Centennial, Sinatra: An American Icon traces 100 years of Sinatra legacy, from Hoboken, N.J., through superstardom, chronicling the meteoric rise of his music career, his Hollywood success, personal life, and humanitarian work.
“Dad always said, ‘I’d like to pass along to people what I know and what I do,” commented Nancy Sinatra. “With this exhibit, the Sinatra family proudly shares personal and professional insights into the life and times of Frank Sinatra.”
“Sinatra’s Los Angeles legacy is as prominent in music history as his New Jersey roots, which makes bringing the official exhibit of the 2015 Sinatra centennial to our museum extra special,” said Bob Santelli, Executive Director of the GRAMMY Museum. “This exhibit not only celebrates Sinatra’s recording and GRAMMY legacy, but gives visitors a unique glimpse of what it was like to personally know the man behind ‘The Voice.’”
On display in the Museum’s Special Exhibits gallery on the second floor through February 2016, Sinatra: An American Icon is presented in cooperation with the Sinatra Family, Frank Sinatra Enterprises, Universal Music Group, and the Frank Sinatra Collection, USC School of Cinematic Arts, and will feature many artifacts from the Sinatra Family’s personal collection, including never-before-seen photos, family mementos, rare correspondence, personal items, artwork, and recordings, as well as original artifacts from Capitol Studios, where Frank Sinatra recorded many of his most beloved songs.
Additional details on the exhibit and corresponding special events and programs will be forthcoming.
This traveling exhibition is made possible through the generous support of Jack Daniel’s, Sinatra’s drink of choice. After Los Angeles, the exhibit will travel to Miami.