Paul Stuart and Esquire Celebrate “The Rat Pack”

Paul Kelly of Paul Stuart, Joseph Baldassare of Reel Art Press, Kevin Boduch of Paul Stuart & Tony Nourmand of Reel Art Press

Paul Stuart and Esquire Magazine celebrated the release of a collectible photographic book titled The Rat Pack on Wednesday, October 16, on Oak Street in Chicago. The Rat Pack features photos of Hollywood’s “in crowd” during the late 1950s and early 1960s, consisting of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin, Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford.

A festive evening, dapper attendees enjoyed Rat Pack-era drinks, Manhattans and martinis, along with New York strip medallions topped with artichoke and back truffle mousse, and lobster thermidor while listening to the sultry songs of Frank Sinatra and Bobby Darin performed by Myles Hayes.

In addition to The Rat Pack’s release, a special in-store exhibit of images of the Rat Pack, from Reel Art Press, was unveiled. The original, limited edition, signed images created by a select group of photographers, including Sid Avery and Bob Willoughby, are on display through mid-November and are available for purchase.

Hilary Higgins Photographs



About Cindy Burns

Currently writing for TCW's 'Woman About Town' column, Cindy Burns covers Chicago's social scene, events, fashion, and interviews women and men who are making a difference in the world. With an M.A. in American History from DePaul University, Ms. Burns is an author, freelance writer, avid reader and researcher. Ms. Burns has spent over 20 years serving on charitable boards and organizations, and currently serves as a member of the Women's Board of the Joffrey Ballet and the Women's Auxiliary Board of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicago. She is also an Honorary Member of the Children's Service Board of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital. When Ms. Burns isn't running around Chicago covering current events, you can find her biking, on the tennis courts, or hiking in a mountainous region of her choice.