The Rat Pack represented the ultimate cool. To preserve their legacy Reel Art Press has released the very limited The Rat Pack Heritage Edition Hardcover Book. With over 440 pages printed on fine art silk paper, this release is a work of art unto itself with bespoke binding and is finished by hand. The Heritage Edition includes a limited edition print photo and a rare vintage photo of the Rat Pack.
A select group of photographers, including Sid Avery and Bob Willoughby, captured the Rat Pack in their heyday. Many of the images they produced have been largely stored away, many even undeveloped. For the first time, access to these shots has been made possible to produce one deluxe, collector’s edition.
The Rat Pack is the definitive book on Frank, Dean, Sammy and co. tearing up Hollywood and Las Vegas with an extended cast including Marilyn Monroe and JFK. Fifty years on from the year many refer to as The Year of the Rat Pack, 1960, and their influence endures. Shooting Ocean’s 11 by day, performing at the Sands by night and sweating out the sour mash in the sauna in between, The Rat Pack includes behind the scenes footage at the JFK Presidential Inauguration and house parties with Ava Gardner and Marilyn Monroe.
Only 2250 copies were printed making this a collector’s item for any Rat Pack fan. Cheers!