Sinatra usually looked pretty intense in photos. Like you had to walk on eggshells when you were around him.
He looks much more relaxed and approachable in these candid photos. I really like the one with William Wyler, Audrey Hepburn Shirley MacLaine. That captured a unique moment of cinematic history. Five stars in the apex of their careers.
I’ve read Sinatra quit making movies because he didn’t like the “down time” waiting to shoot scenes. You’d never know it from these photos.
I plan to get this photo book when its published. I want to see more of these photos. Sinatra’s 100th birthday is generating a lot of new attention on his life and career.