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Frank Sinatra and his Black Thunderbird by Frank Worth

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Artist: Photographer Frank Worth
Title: Frank Sinatra and his Black Thunderbird
Year created: 1955
Medium: Silver Gelatin photo print
Edition: Limited Edition Photographers Proof 1 of 6
Height (inches): 20
Width (inches): 16
This piece is unframed.
Includes a certificate of authenticity.

Entertainer Frank Sinatra poses for a portrait leaning on his Ford Thunderbird in the driveway of his home in 1955.

Description of piece:
Entertainer Frank Sinatra poses for a colored portrait leaning on his Ford Thunderbird in the driveway of his home in 1955.

Artist bio:
an American photographer who befriended and photographed many Hollywood actors and actresses between 1939 and 1964. His black and white candid pictures are unusual for the era, when most stars limited themselves to carefully posed glamour portraits. He kept many of his photographs private so that they were not seen until after his death. He was rumored to have been intimate with several of his subjects including Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield; he confirmed his affair with Monroe shortly before his death. Frank Worth was born in New York City. He became interested in photography in high school. Moving to Hollywood, he was hired to photograph movie stars but quickly became a freelance photographer. He made friends with Rudy Vallee and his wife, who allowed him to live with them and introduced him to other stars. Among his early subjects was Rita Hayworth, then an unknown starlet. Worth became a friend of numerous well known actors and actresses including James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, James Cagney and Pat O'Brien. These friendships plus "a knack for being in the right place at the right time" allowed him to capture unique images of the stars. He was allowed onto the set of classic films such as Rebel Without A Cause and The Seven Year Itch. He filmed Elizabeth Taylor's first wedding. He also did sports photography and was the original photographer for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Donated by: Capital Art
Additional lot details
  • Includes a certificate of authenticity.
  • In condition as donated.
  • Cannot be returned or exchanged.
  • Additional shipping charges may apply based upon the location of the winner.
Lot #1228908
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Frank Sinatra and his Black Thunderbird by Frank Worth

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