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Now This Is ALL ACCESS: Photo By Sammy Davis Jr, From My Bookshelf

One of the very first photo books I ever purchased was this one by Sammy Davis Jr. One of the most interesting aspects of this book is the fact that Sammy David Jr had an interest in photography. Another interesting aspect is that Sammy Davis was able to go places that other african american people of the time could not go.

He was part of the Rat Pack and they stuck together regardless of the racism that existed at the time. These were the biggest celebrities of their time and Sammy was there to capture the moments. He didn’t just capture moments that anyone could capture. He captured images of what it was like to be inside the Rat Pack and what it was like to be the biggest entertainers in the world at that time.

What he captured helps shed light on what it was like to party, entertain and have fun in the 50’s and 60’s. This is a book I highly recommend adding to your collection. The stories that go along with the images are just as strong as the images themselves.

Below you will find the description that accompanies the book on Amazon.


“Sammy Davis, Jr. will forever be remembered as one of America’s finest entertainers. An all–around performer who could sing, dance, and act, Davis broke racial barriers in the entertainment world and became the only non–white member of the Rat Pack. Only now, however, is Davis’s talent as a photographer finally being recognized. In this previously unpublished collection of black and white photography, readers will be fascinated by Davis’s portrayals of A–list performers, iconic world leaders, and scenes from everyday life. Davis’s subjects include dozens of classic celebrities–such as Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, Paul Newman, and James Dean–who are often photographed at their most casual and revealing moments.”