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Book Signing and Cocktail Party for THE QUEEN NEXT DOOR at Sylvester & Co. Modern General

You are cordially invited...

Please join us in the shop on Saturday, October 12th for a book signing and cocktail party with acclaimed photojournalist Linda Solomon for "The Queen Next Door: Aretha Franklin, An Intimate Portrait."

When: Saturday, October 12th, 5p - 7p

Where: Sylvester & Co. Modern General®
103 Main Street
Sag Harbor, NY 11963

For inquiries please contact: holly@sylvesterandco.com

About the Book
"Aretha was private. I respected this and she trusted me." Linda Solomon met Aretha Franklin in 1983 when she was just beginning her career as a photojournalist and newspaper columnist. Franklin's brother and business manager arranged for Solomon to capture the singer's major career events-just as she was coming back home to Detroit from California-while Franklin requested that Solomon document everything else. Everything. And she did just that.

What developed over these years of photographing birthday and Christmas parties in her home, annual celebrity galas, private backstage moments during national awards ceremonies, photo shoots with the iconic pink Cadillac, and more was a friendship between two women who grew to enjoy and respect one another.

About Linda
Linda Solomon, a nationally recognized, award winning photojournalist and member of the exclusive and prestigious Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame, has divided her career between capturing the most famous personalities of our time and teaching others to express themselves through photography. She collaborated with her sister noted Hampton resident and television journalist Jill Rappaport on The NY Times best seller People We Know, Horses They Love, featuring Robert Redford and Morgan Freeman.

Known for her style of using only natural light, her work has been commissioned by many celebrities and featured in books such as Robert James Waller's "The Bridges of Madison County".

Linda is the founder of PICTURES OF HOPE, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit helping homeless children and youth in 52 cities. She received the prestigious MAKING A DIFFERENCE honor from NBC Nightly News for her work providing cameras to homeless children across the country and asking them to capture their heartfelt hopes and dreams. Colleges have granted "full tuition" scholarships to first generation youth participating in Pictures of Hope who have photographed their poignant dream to attend college!


Saturday, October 12, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sylvester & Co. Modern General
103 Main St.
Sag Harbor NY


The Queen Next Door

Aretha Franklin, An Intimate Portrait

Linda Solomon
With a Foreword by Burt Bacharach and Afterword by Sabrina Vonne' Owens

Reflections on the life of Aretha Franklin captured in exclusive photographs by her friend, photojournalist Linda Solomon.

Published: October 2019
ISBN: 9780814347287
Published: October 2019
ISBN: 9780814347294