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

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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

The Stardom Film

The Stardom Film

In the first book to focus exclusively on these modern fairy tales, Karen McNally traces the history of this genre from silent cinema to contemporary film and television to show its significance to both Hollywood and broader American ...

Author: Karen McNally

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231851145

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 142

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Since the earliest days of the movie industry, Hollywood has mythologized itself through stories of stardom. A female protagonist escapes the confines of rural America in search of freedom in a western dream factory; an ambitious, conceited movie idol falls from grace and discovers what it means to embody true stardom; or a fading star confronts Hollywood’s obsession with youth by embarking on a determined mission to reclaim her lost fame. In its various forms, the stardom film is crucial to understanding how Hollywood has shaped its own identity, as well as its claim on America’s collective imagination. In the first book to focus exclusively on these modern fairy tales, Karen McNally traces the history of this genre from silent cinema to contemporary film and television to show its significance to both Hollywood and broader American culture. Drawing on extensive archival research, she provides close readings of a wide range of films, from Souls for Sale (1923) to A Star is Born (1937 and 1954) and Judy (2019), moving between fictional narratives, biopics, and those that occupy a space in between. McNally considers the genre’s core set of tropes, its construction of stardom around idealized white femininity, and its reflections on the blurred boundaries between myth, image, and reality. The Stardom Film offers an original understanding of one of Hollywood’s most enduring genres and why the allure of fame continues to fascinate us.
Categories: Performing Arts

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

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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

The Ladies Home Journal

The Ladies  Home Journal

She'd collar Nancy became pregnant again , no His excessive spending terrified
Frank and say , What are you doing one ... next , begging to sing free simply
when Frank went to Hollywood with Judy Garland and Joan Blondell . to be
heard .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105008450707

Category: Women

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Categories: Women

Musician

Musician

musicians , write the music and generally co - ordinate matters . someone being
on time anymore , or about where to put the Frank went to Hollywood and never
looked back . mike on the bass drum . This led to him doing sound for Star Trek ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015009714968

Category: Music

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Categories: Music

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

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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

The Times Index

The Times Index

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ISBN: UOM:39015079787936

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Indexes the Times and its supplements.
Categories: Newspapers

Publications of the State of Illinois

Publications of the State of Illinois

2008. 350p . ( Price : $ 40.00 ) 1848 BEAU OCLC # 216938275 When Frankie
went to Hollywood : Frank Sinatra and Americanmale identity , by Karen McNally
. 2008. 232p . ( Price : $ 65.00 ) 1791.4302 MCNA OCLC # 163625210 William ...

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ISBN: NYPL:33433078189309

Category: Government publications

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Categories: Government publications

Prostitution in Hollywood Films

Prostitution in Hollywood Films

That , in turn , boosted the boxoffice potential for this 119 - minute blackand -
white feature , which went on to earn a then ... Frankie Machine ( Frank Sinatra )
returns to his squalid Chicago neighborhood , having been " cured ” of drug ...

Author: James Robert Parish

Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015029175612

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 593

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Many performers have found their most challenging and award-winning roles playing prostitutes on camera, from Helen Hayes (The Sin of Madelon Claudet) to Richard Gere (American Gigolo). This comprehensive filmography with mini-essays, a la James Robert Parish, spans eight decades. Each entry includes full cast and credits, production information, reviews, and an analysis of the movie and its stars, with an essay blending critical commentary and a synopsis of the film.
Categories: Performing Arts

Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Frankie Goes to Hollywood

He thought we were great , so we asked him to join , and that's how the final
lineup came together . ” ON THE SUCCESS OF " RELAX " : Frankie's drummer
was born near Aintree , the famous racetrack in Liverpool . “ In fact , me Ma's
house ...

Author: Iain Blair

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Contemporary

ISBN: 0809252759

Category: Frankie Goes to Hollywood [musical group]

Page: 70

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Categories: Frankie Goes to Hollywood [musical group]

The Reverend Goes to Hollywood

The Reverend Goes to Hollywood

When Frankie had finished , they asked me to stand in the middle of the floor .
Frank Ross walked slowly round me . LeRoy sat on a couch , puffed a cigar , and
looked noncommittal . Finally , Ross said , “ Will you come back next Tuesday at ...

Author: Charles Evans

Publisher: [New York] Crowell-Collier Press [1962]

ISBN: UOM:39015016442314

Category: Actors

Page: 222

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Categories: Actors

Confessions of a Hollywood Columnist

Confessions of a Hollywood Columnist

They say that Frankie turned purple , but he has never been heard to swear
before ladies , and they went to the Purple Room . Mia was just as bored with his
, to her , elderly friends on the yacht he chartered for two weeks , during her
vacation ...

Author: Sheilah Graham

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015030723962

Category: Actors

Page: 309

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Categories: Actors

Legend

Legend

The voice that has touched millions and held them captive in its trance. The voice of a legend. Legend: Frank Sinatra and the American Dream offers a unique you-are-there perspective on the most talked about celebrity of our time.

Author: Ethlie Ann Vare

Publisher: Berkley Trade

ISBN: 1572970278

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 222

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Presents writings published from the 1940s to the present on the life and career of the popular singer, with contributions by Paul "Bono" Hewson, Gay Talese, William Kennedy, Pete Hamill, and others
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Hollywood Surf and Beach Movies

Hollywood Surf and Beach Movies

The couple quarrels and Frankie puts on his wetsuit to go night surfing . Julie
comes across a lovelorn Frankie singing on the beach . The fickle Italian vixen
switches her affections to the surfer boy - angering Dee Dee , antagonizing Flex
and ...

Author: Tom Lisanti

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015060841189

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 446

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Description Surfers loathed them, teenagers flocked to them, critics dismissed them, and producers banked on them. They were surf and beach movies—which were Hollywood's interpretation of the surf culture. For a short period in the 1960s these films were extremely popular with younger audiences—mainly because of the combination of sand and surf, the musical performers, the shirtless surfer boys and bikini-clad beach girls, and the wild surfing footage.This lavishly illustrated work features profiles on 32 sizzling fun-in-the-sun teenage epics from Gidget to the Beach Party movies with Frankie and Annette to The Sweet Ride plus a few offshoots in the snow. It offers an introduction with an overview of the surf movie genre; film entries with credits, plot synopses, DVD availability, memorable lines, reviews and awards; and biographies of actors and leading actresses who made their marks in the genre. The work also includes behind-the-scenes commentary from such actors as Aron Kincaid of The Girls on the Beach, Susan Hart of The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini, Peter Brown of Ride the Wild Surf, Chris Noel of Beach Ball, and Ed Garner of Beach Blanket Bingo. Catch the wave!
Categories: Performing Arts

The Kennedys in Hollywood

The Kennedys in Hollywood

Over the years , Frank had been archconsoler , and at times lover , to Marilyn
Monroe , giving her lavish gifts ( perfect emeralds on one occasion ) and assuring
her that he was always on the other end of a phone line if she “ got in trouble .

Author: Lawrence J. Quirk

Publisher: Taylor Pub

ISBN: WISC:89060416476

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 382

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Looks at the Kennedy family's Hollywood ties, especially focusing on Joseph Kennedy's liasons with Hollywood stars and JFK's relationships with Marilyn Monroe and others
Categories: Performing Arts

The Composer in Hollywood

The Composer in Hollywood

We can hear it in its clearest form as the Captain throws the money down on the
table after Frankie has been shot dead : it is a simple four - note descending harp
figure , but , significantly , the first interval through which it descends is the ...

Author: Christopher Palmer

Publisher: Marion Boyars Publishers

ISBN: STANFORD:36105042281332

Category: Music

Page: 346

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Christopher Palmer discusses the life and work of eleven great Hollywood composers -- Steiner, Korngold, Newman, Waxman, Tiomkin, Webb, Rozsa, Herrmann, North, Bernstein, and Rosenman -- analyzing the scores of many well-known films. Each chapter is written in clear non-technical language for the general reader as well as film and music enthusiasts.
Categories: Music

Hollywood s Children

Hollywood s Children

Frankie was placed upon it and forced to walk unsteadily the entire ten - foot
length . Gradually the wire was raised , first to three feet , then to six , ten , and so
on . The fear did not go away , but Frankie forced it to retreat to a secret place
inside ...

Author: Diana Serra Cary

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105019367320

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 296

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Diana Serra Cary's well-wrought, empathetic narrative presents the underside of the glittering stage and screen world: frightened children, merchants who buy and sell childhood as a commodity, rapacious stage mothers and fathers whose ambition and avarice make them willing to sacrifice their children to fulfill their own dreams. The first part of the book mines a lode of new information, recounting stories of the precursors to Hollywood's child stars (and their ambitious parents) - the spectacular 1853 stage debut of four-year-old Cordelia Howard, the rise of red-haired Lotta Crabtree in California's Gold Rush camps, and the travails and triumphs of the hoydenish Elsie Janis as she ad-libbed her way to stardom. Cary - as "Baby Peggy", Hollywood's pioneer child star, the youngest in theatrical history - has lived her subject, surviving a childhood filled with an enormous workload, some real physical danger, and emotional trauma. She weaves her own story of being her family's chief breadwinner with similar tales involving famous movie children she knew and worked with - Jackie Coogan, Shirley Temple, Mickey Rooney, and Judy Garland, among many others.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Hollywood Legends

Hollywood Legends

The Golden Years of the Hollywood Reporter Tichi Wilkerson, Marcia Borie. To
complicate matters , Ava's ring , the one she'd returned — which cost $ 50,000 —
had been lost ! Frank was having a duplicate made . Wistfully , he told reporters ...

Author: Tichi Wilkerson

Publisher: Tale Weaver

ISBN: UOM:39015014722238

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 355

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Gathers articles from the 30s, 40s, and 50s issues of the Hollywood Reporter, including brief selections written by the stars themselves
Categories: Performing Arts

Film International

Film International

Larsen , Peter , Film Music ( Reaktion Books ) . Maland , Charles , City Lights (
BFI ) . Mann , Denise , Hollywood Independents : The Postwar Talent Takeover (
Minnesota ) . McNally , Karen , When Frankie Went to Hollywood : Frank Sinatra ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105132653978

Category: Motion pictures

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Categories: Motion pictures