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SINATRA ON SCREEN

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According to IMDb, Frank Sinatra’s first big screen appearance was as a Dorsey band member in Las Vegas Nights, from 1941.  His last screen outing was Cannonball Run II, from 1984.

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The Manchurian Candidate                         From Here to Eternity 

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Young at Heart                                         Pal Joey

In films such as Pal Joey, On the Town, and Young at Heart, Frank Sinatra was clearly in his element.

We will turn our attention to memorable musical performances for the movies by Mr. S when we open Chapter Twenty-One of THE SINATRA SONGBOOK, Saturday, July 6 at 6pm EST and Sunday, July 7 at 8am EST, exclusively on Metromedia Radio, (metromediaradio.net).

 

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RECOMMENDED READING

frank-the-voiceFRANK: THE VOICE

James Kaplan, Author

Doubleday, Publisher

We would be hard-pressed to identify an artist about whom more has been documented than Frank Sinatra.  Like many of you, I’ve read (and collected) every thing I could lay my hands on.

It’s one person’s life.  How many ways can the same details be shuffled around?  James Kaplan did one better.

First, he placed the known facts in a context that helps the reader better appreciate the career building that took place.  Next, Kaplan’s extensive research revealed aspect’s of Sinatra’s growth that I, for one, never knew or read!

Kaplan starts at the beginning and, across more than seven-hundred pages, brings us forward to Oscar night, as Sinatra earns the statue for “From Here to Eternity”.

New material and perspectives places FRANK: THE VOICE among my top five, most-significant volumes on Sinatra.

I’m relishing the release of Kaplan’s sequel.

 

to be continued…

 

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