Frank Sinatra was a man who appreciated the awesomeness that is New York City.
He would have turned 100-years-old this year and a variety of different mediums, particularly in New York, are finding ways to honor the late singer.
On April 5th and 6th, HBO will air “Sinatra: All or Nothing at All,” a 4-hour documentary that features never-before-seen footage of Sinatra’s performances and scenes from his private life. Take a look at the video preview below:
Also, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts is celebrating him with an exhibit dedicated to his personal and professional life.
The exhibit will contain far more than Sinatra’s eating preferred locations (though that would be cool enough in and of itself). The exhibit aims to expose the man behind the music and will do just that with rare photos, art, and clothing from the Sinatra family.
Recognizing Sinatra's social life as a New Yorker is also in aspect of the late singer's legacy that's often celebrated. Sinatra was quite the social butterfly, but loved to only eat out at certain restaurants (as shown below).
He was generous, always paid the bill, and only liked to eat at places where he felt safeguarded by the staff from other customers. Some of Sinatra’s favorite restaurants included 21, Patsy’s, P.J. Clarke’s, and Jilly’s.
Be sure to check out Sinatra's exhibit at the New York Public Library before it's too late, and check out that aforementioned HBO special in April as well.
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[via NY Post]