Ol' Blue Eyes at 100: Frank Sinatra exhibition is coming to L.A. in fall

'Sinatra: An American Icon' traces his career and his influence, and includes personal artifacts

The Frank Sinatra centennial exhibition at the New York Library for the Performing Arts will come to Los Angeles for an engagement at the Grammy Museum beginning Oct. 21.

"Sinatra: An American Icon" is the official exhibition of the 2015 centennial of his birth in Hoboken, N.J., and traces his rise to fame, the ups and downs of his long career and the influence of his musical contributions in the years since his death in 1998 at 82.

"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 Grammy Museum executive director Bob Santelli in a statement. "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.'"

The show, which is expected to run through February 2016, "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," according to the Grammy Museum.

Sinatra's daughter, singer-actress Nancy Sinatra, said, "Dad always said, 'I'd like to pass along to people what I know and what I do. With this exhibit, the Sinatra family proudly shares personal and professional insights into the life and times of Frank Sinatra."

The exhibition in New York closes Sept. 4. It is scheduled to travel to Miami after its run in Los Angeles.

randy.lewis@latimes.com

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