Sinatra in Hollywood

Sinatra in Hollywood

Ranging from the specifics of his controversial acting nickname of One Take Charlie to the iconic Rat Pack film Ocean's Eleven, from the groundbreaking performance in The Manchurian Candidate to the moving and elegiac late-career roles as ...

Author: Tom Santopietro

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429964746

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

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Hollywood legend, Academy Award-winning actor, and recipient of the Golden Globe Award for lifetime achievement in film, Frank Sinatra carved out one of the biggest careers in the history of Hollywood, yet paradoxically his screen legacy has been overshadowed by his extraordinary achievements as a singer and recording artist. Until now. With the publication of Sinatra in Hollywood, an analytical yet deeply personal look at the screen legend of Frank Sinatra, Sinatra's standing as a significant, indeed legendary, screen actor has now been placed in full perspective. Examining each of Sinatra's seventy film appearances in depth, Tom Santopietro traces the arc of his astonishing six-decade run as a film actor, from his rise to stardom in "boy next door" musical films like Anchors Aweigh and On the Town, through his fall from grace with legendary flops like The Kissing Bandit, to the near-mythic comeback with his Oscar-winning performance in From Here to Eternity. Laced throughout with Sinatra's own observations on his film work, Sinatra in Hollywood deals head-on with his tumultuous marriages to Ava Gardner and Mia Farrow and directly addresses the rumors of Mob involvement in Sinatra's Hollywood career. Ranging from the specifics of his controversial acting nickname of One Take Charlie to the iconic Rat Pack film Ocean's Eleven, from the groundbreaking performance in The Manchurian Candidate to the moving and elegiac late-career roles as tough yet vulnerable detectives, the myths and personal foibles are stripped away, placing the focus squarely on the work. Oftentimes brilliant, occasionally off-kilter, but always compelling, Frank Sinatra, the film icon who registered as nothing less than emblematic of "The American Century," here receives his full due as the serious artist he was, the actor about whom director Billy Wilder emphatically stated, "Frank Sinatra is beyond talent."
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Sinatra

Sinatra

His screen history is vividly brought to life through illuminating reviews, behind-the-scenes stories, and hundreds of rare color and black-and-white photographs, making this the ultimate guide to the films of Frank Sinatra and an essential ...

Author: Tim Knight

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781459618756

Category: Large print books

Page: 442

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In the scores of posthumous tributes paid to Frank Sinatra after his death in 1998, most focused on his extraordinary reign as ''the Voice'' of twentieth-century pop music.But Sinatra was much more than a music icon. He was also one of the most popular movie stars of the 1940s, '50s, and '60s - an Academy-Award winning actor with some sixty film credits to his name. He starred in some of the most iconic films of the twentieth century and with some of the biggest names of the day. There were his dancing days with Gene Kelly in Anchors Aweigh and On the Town; his acclaimed dramatic turns in From Here to Eternity and The Manchurian Candidate; and his signature Rat Pack movies such as Ocean's Eleven.Sinatra: Hollywood His Way is a complete, film by film exploration of this true Hollywood legend. His screen history is vividly brought to life through illuminating reviews, behind-the-scenes stories, and hundreds of rare color and black-and-white photographs, making this the ultimate guide to the films of Frank Sinatra and an essential in the library of any fan.
Categories: Large print books

When Frankie Went to Hollywood

When Frankie Went to Hollywood

When Frankie Went to Hollywood considers how Sinatra’s musical acts, television appearances, and public commentary impacted his screen performances in Pal Joey, The Tender Trap, Some Came Running, The Man with the Golden Arm, and other ...

Author: Karen McNally

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252098208

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

View: 344

This first in-depth study of Frank Sinatra’s film career explores his iconic status in relation to his many performances in postwar Hollywood cinema. When Frankie Went to Hollywood considers how Sinatra’s musical acts, television appearances, and public commentary impacted his screen performances in Pal Joey, The Tender Trap, Some Came Running, The Man with the Golden Arm, and other hits. A lively discussion of sexuality, class, race, ethnicity, and male vulnerability in postwar American culture illuminates Karen McNally’s investigation into Sinatra’s cinematic roles and public persona. This entertainment luminary, she finds, was central in shaping debates surrounding definitions of American male identity in the 1940s and ’50s.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Sessions with Sinatra

Sessions with Sinatra

Featuring 100 photographs of Frank Sinatra working with orchestras and arrangers, listening to playbacks, and, of course, singing, this book tells the whole story of how he created the Sinatra sound and translated the most intense personal ...

Author: Charles L. Granata

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 9781613742815

Category: Music

Page: 240

View: 421

Featuring 100 photographs of Frank Sinatra working with orchestras and arrangers, listening to playbacks, and, of course, singing, this book tells the whole story of how he created the Sinatra sound and translated the most intense personal emotions into richly worked-out songs of unrivalled expressiveness. One of the thrills of listening to Sinatra is wondering how he did it--and this book explains it all, bringing the dedicated fan and the casual music lover alike into the recording studio to witness the fascinating working methods he introduced and mastered in his quest for recorded perfection. Revealed is how, in addition to introducing and perfecting a unique vocal style, Sinatra was also his own in-studio producer--personally supervising every aspect of his recordings, from choosing the songs and arrangers to making minute adjustments in microphone placement.
Categories: Music

Frank Sinatra at the Movies

Frank Sinatra at the Movies

This book concentrates on the screen Sinatra, assessing his position in the pantheon of Hollywood actors and discussing many of his films.

Author: Roy Pickard

Publisher: Robert Hale

ISBN: 0709061013

Category: Drama

Page: 190

View: 235

This book concentrates on the screen Sinatra, assessing his position in the pantheon of Hollywood actors and discussing many of his films. Many behind the scenes stories about the making of some of these films are revealed, with tales of Hollywood and the decades in which he worked, and how many of his great songs came to be composed and performed.
Categories: Drama

The Cinematic Legacy of Frank Sinatra

The Cinematic Legacy of Frank Sinatra

Sinatra: Behind the Legend, J. Randy Taraborrelli. Birch Lane Press. Secaucus
NJ, 1997. Sinatra: Hollywood His Way, Timothy Knight. Running Press.
Philadelphia, 2010. Sinatra in Hollywood, Tom Santopietro. St. Martin's Press.
New York ...

Author: David Wills

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781250089953

Category: Photography

Page: 320

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In a film career spanning more than five decades, Frank Sinatra proved to be a roulette wheel of constantly spinning talent, the likes of which Hollywood has rarely seen. Film history is filled with stars created by the studio system. Occasionally, however, a performer emerged who, against all preconceived odds of what a star should be or look like, knocked down the walls of convention by becoming nothing other than what they already were. Frank Sinatra was the embodiment of this fundamental truth. The legacy of his work stands apart from many of his contemporaries, who essentially based their performances on an extension of a core character type. Sinatra, however, was able to take his signature persona and translate it successfully into many film genres-first as the comedic song-and-dance man, then as the dramatic actor and romantic lead, and finally as the tough guy and action hero. Sinatra also respectfully challenged contemporary ideals of acting technique. While being humble enough to learn from his peers, he kept his acting style fresh and instinctual, and earned an Oscar at a time when many actors were either classically trained or coached in the "Method." In The Cinematic Legacy of Frank Sinatra, author David Wills presents a stunning collection highlighting the work of one of Hollywood's greatest stars in roles as varied as those in the classics Anchors Aweigh, From Here to Eternity, Suddenly, Guys and Dolls, The Man With the Golden Arm, Ocean's 11, The Manchurian Candidate,Von Ryan's Express, and The Detective. Pairing more than two hundred first-generation photos with reflections on Sinatra from costars and work associates, and including contributing essays by his children Nancy Sinatra, Tina Sinatra, and Frank Sinatra, Jr., it is an unforgettable showcase of the actor's transformation from world-famous singer, to movie star, to Academy Award winner, and finally to one of the most enduring icons in cinema history.
Categories: Photography

The Cinema of Sinatra

The Cinema of Sinatra

This book covers Frank Sinatra's film career, but it also goes beyond that, his recordings are examined in detail to show how his musical and cinematic talents were inextricably linked

Author: Scott Allen Nollen

Publisher:

ISBN: 1887664513

Category:

Page: 364

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Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra

This collection analyzes the qualities that ensured Sinatra's staying power: his impeccable musicality, his charisma, his tough-mindedness, and even his peccadilloes.

Author: Jeanne Thomas Fuchs

Publisher: University Rochester Press

ISBN: 1580462510

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 165

View: 948

For nearly sixty years, Frank Sinatra (1915-98) triumphed in concert, in the recording studio, on television, and on the big screen, refashioning his image to suit the temper of the times. Sinatra did it "his way," remaining both elusive and alluring, and appealing to men and women alike. This collection analyzes the qualities that ensured Sinatra's staying power: his impeccable musicality, his charisma, his tough-mindedness, and even his peccadilloes. The contributors to this volume evaluate Sinatra's impact on all areas of entertainment, and examine many of the cultural forces he influenced and was influenced by, including Bing Crosby, Elvis, the "Beats," the Beatles, and Rock 'n' Roll. What emerges is a portrait of an artist, entertainment icon, and legendary symbol of popular culture. This appreciation of the Sinatra phenomenon celebrates his enduring impact on American entertainment and cultural life. Contributors: Blaine Allan, Samuel L. Chell, David Finck, Joseph Fioravanti Jeanne Fuchs, Philip Furia, Roger Gilbert, Ruth Prigozy, Walter Raubicheck, Lisa Jo Sagolla, Ron Simon, Arnold Jay Smith, James F. Smith, Patric M. Verrone, David Wild Jeanne Fuchs is Professor Emerita of Comparative Literature and Languages at Hofstra University; Ruth Prigozy is Professor of English at Hofstra University.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Manson Sinatra and Me

Manson  Sinatra and Me

Manson, Sinatra and Me is a Hollywood party girl's memoir that details her encounters with former Presidents, Senators, Congressmen, foreign dignitaries, celebrities, sports stars, businessmen - you name it - including the likes of Frank ...

Author: Virginia Graham

Publisher: CCB Publishing

ISBN: 9781771432061

Category: Murder

Page:

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Categories: Murder

The Godfather Effect

The Godfather Effect

The Godfather Effect skillfully analyzes the reasons behind this ongoing global phenomenon.

Author: Tom Santopietro

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429952620

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

View: 553

A brilliant examination of our forty year obsession with the classic film trilogy—and a personal reflection on what it means to be Italian-American Forty years and one billion dollars in gross box office receipts after the initial release of The Godfather, Francis Ford Coppola's masterful trilogy continues to fascinate viewers old and new. The Godfather Effect skillfully analyzes the reasons behind this ongoing global phenomenon. Packed with behind-the-scenes anecdotes from all three Godfather films, Tom Santopietro explores the historical origins of the Mob and why they thrived in America, how Italian-Americans are portrayed in the media, and how a saga of murderous gangsters captivated audiences around the globe. Laced with stories about Brando, Pacino, and Sinatra, and interwoven with a funny and poignant memoir about the author's own experiences growing up with an Italian name in an Anglo world of private schools and country clubs, The Godfather Effect is a book for film lovers, observers of American life, and Italians of all nationalities.
Categories: Performing Arts

Documents Related to the Investigation of Senator Robert Packwood

Documents Related to the Investigation of Senator Robert Packwood

In 1929 , film mogul Lavis Mayer and his wife were Herbert Hoover ' s first dinner
guess in the White House . Hollywood liberals were major players in the r .
election of Franklin Roosevelt in 1944 , and Frank Sinatra and Le Rat Pack
couldn ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Ethics

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105062054692

Category: Governmental investigations

Page:

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Categories: Governmental investigations

The Hollywood Reporter

The Hollywood Reporter

Robinson pens ' Sinatra ' THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER , VOL . CDIX , NO . 40
( ISSN 0018 - 3660 ; USPS 247 - 580 ) is published 245 times per year , daily
Monday through Friday except 10 holidays and 15 other days , with 9 extra
issues ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132676284

Category: Motion pictures

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Categories: Motion pictures

Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra

Sinatra may not have found his Boswell with this study, but our understanding of him will never be the same again. Rojek's is the first book to take Sinatra's cultural significance seriously.

Author: Chris Rojek

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745630908

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 902

Sinatra may not have found his Boswell with this study, but our understanding of him will never be the same again. Rojek's is the first book to take Sinatra's cultural significance seriously. It is a landmark work in our understanding of celebrity and popu.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

LIFE Hidden Hollywood

LIFE Hidden Hollywood

In this all-new special edition from LIFE, Hidden Hollywood: Rare Images of a Golden Age, you will gain access to the world of classic Hollywood luminaries in various settings including "Before They Were Famous," "Behind the Scenes," "At ...

Author: The Editors of LIFE

Publisher: Time Inc. Books

ISBN: 9781683302414

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 96

View: 884

Revisit an era when intimacy between celebrities and journalists was revealing and genuine. In this all-new special edition from LIFE, Hidden Hollywood: Rare Images of a Golden Age, you will gain access to the world of classic Hollywood luminaries in various settings including "Before They Were Famous," "Behind the Scenes," "At Home Alone" and more. Gain access to the world of classic Hollywood luminaries including Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Jack Nicholson and so many more when they were on set, in their homes, amidst their love affairs and with their families and friends. With essays that enhance the stunning photography to lend them both a sense of time and place and anecdotes revealing little-known facts about some of the most enduring stars of our time, Hidden Hollywood makes for compulsive reading and viewing of an age where reality TV did not exist.
Categories: Performing Arts

Bowker s Complete Video Directory 2000

Bowker s Complete Video Directory 2000

13 i > Titles characters on a stagecoach in the desert . C B S / Fox HOLLYWOOD
REMEMBERS Hollywood Remembers : Frank Sinatra with Ella Hollywood
Without Make - Up . ( 1962 ) . Holt of the Secret Service . , 15 Episodes ( 1941 ) .

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Publisher:

ISBN: 0835243087

Category: Films for the hearing impaired

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Categories: Films for the hearing impaired

Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra

The Cities for the Sessions Chapter 8 : The Albums A detailed analysis of Sinatra.
2 / 3 / 39 thru 8 / 31 / 39 : New York City 10 / 13 / 39 thru 10 / 13 / 39 : Chicago 11 /
8 / 39 thru 11 / 8 / 39 : Hollywood 2 / 1 / 40 thru 2 / 1 / 40 : Chicago 2 / 26 / 40 ...

Author: Richard W. Ackelson

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015025281661

Category: Music

Page: 466

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Frank Sinatra's 45-year recording career and the songs he recorded: his professional biography as a recording artist; the evolution of his vocal technique and performance style; sources and variety of songs recorded; his 12 most-recorded composers and lyricists (20 others are discussed briefly); his interaction with his six major sources of orchestration; his recording sessions; a review of all albums referenced; and the technical and commercial side of his career.Supporting the research are a master song list (approximately 1,250 recordings), songs by publication date, composer and lyricist indexes, every arrangers work (listing each conductor and orchestra), a detailed list of recording sessions--in order--plus radio, television and film work, and three album lists, showing contents, order of first releases, label sequence and producers.
Categories: Music

Frank Ava

Frank   Ava

John Brady's Frank & Ava delves deeply into the lives of these two iconic stars and their turbulent lifelong relationship. More than anything else, this is the story of a romance lived out under battlefield conditions.

Author: John Brady

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781466881570

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 399

"If I had to go back in Hollywood history and name two people who were most desperately and passionately in love with each other, I would say Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner were It" —Liz Smith It began in Hollywood's golden age when Ava was emerging as a movie star. But she fell in (and out of) love too easily. Mickey Rooney married her because he wanted another conquest. Artie Shaw treated her like a dumb brunette, giving her a reading list on their honeymoon. Neither marriage lasted a year. Then, after being courted by Howard Hughes and numerous others, along came Frank Sinatra. His passion for Ava destroyed his marriage and brought him close to ruin. Their wild affair broke all the rules of the prudish era as Frank left his wife and children and pursued Ava on an international stage. They became romantic renegades, with the press following them from location to location. "Oh, God, Frank Sinatra could be the sweetest, most charming man in the world when he was in the mood," said Ava. They married, but then came the quarrels, separations, infidelities, and reconciliations. Eventually, there was a divorce, and they thought it was over. It wasn't. Through all of the tortured years of separation and splintered affairs with others, they maintained a secretive relationship known only to those who recognized that this was the love of a lifetime. Over the years they attempted to reconcile, romanced and nurtured each other, right to the end. The love story of Frank and Ava has never been fully explored or explained - until now. John Brady's Frank & Ava delves deeply into the lives of these two iconic stars and their turbulent lifelong relationship. More than anything else, this is the story of a romance lived out under battlefield conditions.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Frank Sinatra My Father

Frank Sinatra  My Father

The author offers a personal look at the popular American singer and actor, describes his complex personality, and shares the reminiscences of his friends and colleagues

Author: Nancy Sinatra

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780671625085

Category: Motion picture actors and actresses

Page: 388

View: 118

The author offers a personal look at the popular American singer and actor, describes his complex personality, and shares the reminiscences of his friends and colleagues
Categories: Motion picture actors and actresses

Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra

Presents an account of the life and times of Frank Sinatra, said to be the interpretive singer of his generation, including listings of his albums, songs, and films.

Author: John Frayn Turner

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications

ISBN: 1589791452

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 217

View: 195

Presents an account of the life and times of Frank Sinatra, said to be the interpretive singer of his generation, including listings of his albums, songs, and films.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Sinatra

Sinatra

Author: Albert I. Lonstein

Publisher: Lonstein Publications

ISBN: UOM:39015009636849

Category: Entertainers

Page: 176

View: 356

Categories: Entertainers