Monroe Gallery of Photography
Monroe Gallery of Photography



THEY BROKE THE MOLD


The Supremes, Hitsville, Detroit, 1965
The Supremes, Hitsville, Detroit, 1965

Friday, November 27 through January 30, 2016.
An extensive exhibition of classic photographs of ground-breaking and important singers and entertainers, coinciding with the publication of the new book “Sinatra: The Photographs” by Andy Howick. Signed copies of the new book are available from the gallery.

Few stars in any medium have had an impact on our visual culture like Frank Sinatra, whose centennial falls on December 12, 2015. Frank Sinatra was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century and characterizes the definition of “groundbreaking”. Many genres of music are represented in the exhibition, including opera, pop, jazz, classical, and rock.



Frank Sinatra with camera, Capitol Records

Frank Sinatra with camera, Capitol Records

Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra

Stars of

Stars of "Oceans 11" Stage a Fight



Frank Sinatra, New York, 1963

Frank Sinatra, New York, 1963

Sammy Davis Jr. and Judy Garland

Sammy Davis Jr. and Judy Garland

Judy in White

Judy in White



Louis Armstrong on the set of Still of Grace Kelly and Bing Crosby in High Society (1956)

Louis Armstrong on the set of Still of Grace Kelly and Bing Crosby in High Society (1956)

Louis Armstrong ,Las Vegas, 1970

Louis Armstrong ,Las Vegas, 1970

Miles Davis, New York, 1958

Miles Davis, New York, 1958



Janis and Tina, Madison Square Garden, November 27, 1969

Janis and Tina, Madison Square Garden, November 27, 1969

Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin

Eric Clapton, Derek & The Dominos, Port Chester, NY, 1970

Eric Clapton, Derek & The Dominos, Port Chester, NY, 1970



Jerry Garcia at Fillmore East, September 27, 1969

Jerry Garcia at Fillmore East, September 27, 1969

Jimi Hendrix (Multi) at Fillmore East, December 31, 1969

Jimi Hendrix (Multi) at Fillmore East, December 31, 1969

Bob Dylan, New York, 1963

Bob Dylan, New York, 1963



Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan, Infrared, 1968

Bob Dylan, Infrared, 1968

Thelonious  Monk, 1962

Thelonious Monk, 1962



Miles Davis, The Blackhawk

Miles Davis, The Blackhawk

Ertha Kitt, NYC, 1952

Ertha Kitt, NYC, 1952

Little Anthony & the Imperials, Apollo Theater, Harlem, NYC, 1962

Little Anthony & the Imperials, Apollo Theater, Harlem, NYC, 1962



Andy Warhol, Nico and the Velvet Underground, Los Angeles, California, 1965 (windows)

Andy Warhol, Nico and the Velvet Underground, Los Angeles, California, 1965 (windows)

David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, London, 1972

David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, London, 1972

Bob Dylan, New York, 1963

David Bowie, Los Angles



John Lennon at the Plaza, Feb. 7, 1964

John Lennon at the Plaza, Feb. 7, 1964

The Beatles wait to arrive, Union Station, D.C. Feb 10, 1964. Copyright Bill Eppridge

The Beatles wait to arrive, Union Station, D.C. Feb 10, 1964. Copyright Bill Eppridge

Beatles' Boots, Ed Sullivan Theater, Feb 8, 1964. Copyright Bill Eppridge

Beatles' Boots, Ed Sullivan Theater, Feb 8, 1964. Copyright Bill Eppridge



Freddy Mercury, London, 1974 (Queen II)

Freddy Mercury, London, 1974 (Queen II)

Marianne Faithful during recording for the Rolling Stones'

Marianne Faithful during recording for the Rolling Stones' "Their Satanic Majesties Request"

Nico in Times Square, 1964

Nico in Times Square, 1964



Ray Charles

Ray Charles

Hullabaloo with Chuck Berry, NY, 1965

Hullabaloo with Chuck Berry, NY, 1965

Elvis Presley, Tupelo, Mississippi, 1956

Elvis Presley, Tupelo, Mississippi, 1956



Private Elvis Presley, 1958

Private Elvis Presley, 1958

Barbara Streisand - Color Me Barbara taping, New York, 1966

Barbara Streisand - Color Me Barbara taping, New York, 1966

Barbara Streisand with Paparazzi, Paris, 1966

Barbara Streisand with Paparazzi, Paris, 1966



Andre Watts, age 16, with Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic, 1963

Andre Watts, age 16, with Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic, 1963

Leonard Bernstein conducting Mahler’s Second Symphony during a New York Philharmonic rehearsal, 1960

Leonard Bernstein conducting Mahler’s Second Symphony during a New York Philharmonic rehearsal, 1960

Violinist Nathan Milstein, pianist Vladimir Horowitz & cellist Gregor Piatigorsky after a concert, Berlin, Germany, 1931

Violinist Nathan Milstein, pianist Vladimir Horowitz & cellist Gregor Piatigorsky after a concert, Berlin, Germany, 1931



Pete Seeger with Joan Baez, Newport Jazz Festival, 1964

Pete Seeger with Joan Baez, Newport Jazz Festival, 1964

John Lennon, New York

John Lennon, New York

The Beatles, Miami, 1964

The Beatles, Miami, 1964



Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen

Bob Dylan in coffee shop

Bob Dylan in coffee shop

Keith Richards backstage c1970s

Keith Richards backstage c1970s



Tina Turner

Tina Turner

Simon and Garfunkel

Simon and Garfunkel

Sammy Davis Jr.'s comeback , Copa Cabana, New York, 1955

Sammy Davis Jr.'s comeback , Copa Cabana, New York, 1955



Miles Davis, Café Bohemia, New York, 1958

Miles Davis, Café Bohemia, New York, 1958

Mick Jagger, Madison Square Garden, New York, 1969

Mick Jagger, Madison Square Garden, New York, 1969

Freddy Mercury, London, 1974 (Queen II)

Freddy Mercury, London
1974 (Queen II)



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