Barbara and Frank Sinatra. Courtesy of the Estate of Barbara Sinatra.
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Lady Blue Eyes: Property of Barbara and Frank Sinatra

This December Sotheby’s will present dedicated live and online auctions from the Estate of Barbara Sinatra. Comprising hundreds of objects including jewels, entertainment and political memorabilia, fine art, personal effects and more, the collection offers a rare window into the lives of one of the 20th century’s most celebrated couples.

A reference to Barbara Sinatra’s best-selling memoir, Lady Blue Eyes: Property of Barbara and Frank Sinatra brings together fine art, decorative art and furniture collected by the couple, as well as objects and memorabilia left to Barbara upon her husband’s passing – in addition to her dazzling personal collection of jewelry and accessories. Together, the auctions will illuminate the two worlds that the Sinatras’ occupied: the fashionable lifestyle of a beloved entertainer and philanthropist, and the home life where the couple surrounded themselves with the people and objects they loved.

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Barbara Sinatra from her early days as a model. Courtesy of the Estate of Barbara Sinatra.

Highlights of Sotheby’s December sales will include: film and entertainment memorabilia, including Frank Sinatra’s personal copies of scripts from movies and projects across his career; fine art including a Norman Rockwell portrait of Frank, works by Pablo Picasso and Childe Hassam, and a number of paintings by Frank himself; jewelry collected by Barbara Sinatra from iconic houses including Van Cleef & Arpels, Bulgari and Marina B; a wealth of political and presidential memorabilia, including autographed books, awards and photographs related to presidents spanning from Harry Truman to Bill Clinton; a selection of personal effects, including photographs with fellow Rat Pack members and other entertainment elite; furniture and decorative art from their residences in Palm Springs, Los Angeles and Malibu; and more.

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A portion of the proceeds from the December auctions will benefit the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center in Rancho Mirage, California, a nonprofit organization founded by the couple in 1986, which seeks to provide counseling for victims of physical, sexual and emotional child abuse.

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    Molly Nelson
    Senior Manager, Museum, Private & Corporate Art Services
    New York
  • Books & Manuscripts
    Richard Austin
    Senior Vice President | Head of Department
    New York
  • Books & Manuscripts
    Ella Hall
    Associate Specialist
    New York
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    Annelouise Finn
    Senior Administrator
    New York
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    Gary H Schuler
    Chairman, North and South America
    New York
  • Jewellery
    Frank Everett
    Senior Vice President | Sales Director, Luxury and Lifestyle Division
    New York
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    Carol Elkins
    Senior Vice President | Senior Specialist
    New York
  • Jewellery
    Quig Bruning
    Vice President | Specialist
    Los Angeles
  • American Art
    Peter Kloman
    Senior Vice President | Senior Specialist
    Los Angeles
  • American Art
    Charlotte Mitchell
    Associate Specialist
    New York

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