The Fontainebleau unveiled a preamble to Frank Sinatra’s 100’s birthday on December 12, 2015, with the unveiling of a new photography exhibit at the hotel showing loads of never before seen iconic shots of “The Chairman”. The unveiling is of the Frank Sinatra Photo Gallery which pulls 34 original and rare shots from Capitla Records, Warner Bros, Records and Sinatra Family archives. Taken by renowned photographer Terry O’Neill.
Sinatra’s granddaughters, A.J. Lambert and Amanda Erlinger were in attendance to add a bit of the Sinatra magic. Guests will be able to take home some of that magic buy buying a selection of some of these pix at Morris & Co.
The gallery is located in the upper spine corridor between the Chateau Lobby and Fontainebleau’s Main Drive entrance, guests can experience never-before-seen photos of Ol’ Blue Eyes including “The Chairman of the Board,” a photo of Sinatra, his stunt double and his bodyguards on the boardwalk at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, walking to the set of Lady in Cement. The gallery will be up through February 2016.
The opening is also timed for the release of Sinatra, a limited edition book which will be available through the holidays. The print run will be 1,000 copies and will include a previously unpublished photograph and a certificate signed by the Chairman of the Board’s three children. The book was compiled by Frank’s granddaughter, Amanda Erlinger. Guests were invited to view the collection of images followed by a public book signing and meet and greet with Lambert, Erlinger and Charles Pignone, author of “Sinatra 100” and archivist for the Sinatra family.
The resort is planning a host of Sinatra-realated activities to celebrate what would have been his 100th year, including a nightly toast at the legendary Bleau Bar, 1950s-inspired menus at signature restaurants StripSteak by Michael Mina, Michael Mina 74 and Scarpetta, a ‘Live Like Frank’ hotel package, Sinatra-themed spa specials at Lapis Spa, Sinatra retail items for sale at The Shops of Fontainebleau.
Although he never got a chance to see the hotel in it’s current incarnation, we’re pretty sure he would have approved by having a drink at Bleau Bar and a T-bone at StripSteak.