Snapshot, 1968: The Sinatra entourage rolls through Miami Beach
Last week, we brought you the curious sight of singer, actor (and Mafia associate?) Frank Sinatra sunbathing in a suit while filming 1967 action thriller, Tony Rome. The following year, he was back in Miami to film the sequel, Lady in Cement – and was accompanied by a rather ominous-looking entourage. Flanked by bodyguards, Sinatra is also shadowed by his body double; although he doesn’t pull off the identical suit with quite the same panache as old Frank. That could be down to the protagonist having prior knowledge of the paparazzi-style shot, however, as it was taken by Terry O’Neill – the legendary celebrity photographer to whom Sinatra was introduced by Ava Gardner.
Photo: Terry O'Neill, courtesy of Loughran Gallery