Produced with the participation of the Sinatra family and the co-operation of Frank Sinatra Enterprises, and drawing on their vast personal archives, Sinatra 100 will feature over 400 photographs, half of which have never been seen by fans, and contributions from Nancy Sinatra, Frank Sinatra, Jr., Tina Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn.

Charles Pignone's book will be published by Thames & Hudson later this year (15).

The author says, "Throughout Frank's life, no one even resembled him. There are no artists currently on the scene that are capable of duplicating his extraordinary career. Time only increases his importance and stature. Frank Sinatra's music is still relevant because in it we discover how our lives evolved, as did his."

The Sinatra centennial celebrations also include the exhibition Sinatra: An American Icon currently open at the New York Public Library of the Performing Arts and a new career-spanning CD, Ultimate Sinatra, which was released last month (Apr15).

Sinatra died in May, 1998.