Come fly with us and join the Sinatra Centennial Blogathon! As you’re probably aware,
December 12 this year would have been Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday. Many celebrations are being staged around the world to mark his Centennial – and now classic movie bloggers can raise a toast too.
Emily of The Vintage Cameo and Judy of the Movie Classics blog are joining forces to hold a blogathon over the birthday weekend, from December 10 to 13, and we would love you to join in.
Although Sinatra is of course best-known as a singer, he also starred in many films, from the 1940s right through to the 70s, and won an Oscar for his role in From Here to Eternity.
So there are plenty of subjects to choose from, ranging from films and TV shows Sinatra appeared in to his movie soundtrack songs, his collaborations with other stars such as Gene Kelly and the Rat Pack, phases of his career, events you have been to in your home area, etc. Choose your favourite Sinatra-related idea and do it your way. But, bear in mind, since there are so many potential topics, we are asking please for no duplication.
Please post a comment below or at the Vintage Cameo, or e-mail Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org or Judy at email@example.com with your chosen topic, giving the name of your blog and its URL. Let us know if you have a preferred posting date, or if not we can assign you one.
See the bottom of this posting for a list of the participants signed up so far. As such a lot of films have now gone, I’ve also done a list of those which are still left on a separate posting.
The Vintage Cameo – Frank Sinatra’s Los Angeles Landmarks
Movie Classics – Sinatra and Bing Crosby & Meet Danny Wilson
Moon in Gemini – The Miracle of the Bells
The Stop Button – A Hole in the Head
Caftan Woman – Frank’s Oscar-nominated songs
LA Explorer – Young at Heart
BNoirDetour – Suddenly
Silver Screenings – The Man with the Golden Arm
Lady Eve’s Reel Life – Frank Sinatra in 1965: It Was a Very Good Year
Grand Old Movies – The Joker Is Wild
Serendipitous Anachronisms – The Manchurian Candidate
Wide Screen World – Sinatra and Hoboken
Twenty Four Frames – It Happened in Brooklyn
Just a Cineast – The Detective
Portraits by Jenni – The Tender Trap
Love Letters to Old Hollywood – Pal Joey
The Wonderful World of Cinema – From Here to Eternity
Critica Retro – Guys and Dolls
Old Hollywood Films – On the Town
4 Star Film Fan – Some Came Running
In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood – The Devil at 4 O’Clock
Phyllis Loves Classic Movies – Sinatra and Lauren Bacall
Vienna’s Classic Hollywood – Sinatra’s Films on Foreign Posters
Mildred’s Fatburgers – Suspense: To Find Help (radio drama January 18 1945)
Back to Golden Days – Sinatra and Gene Kelly
Wonders in the Dark – The Manchurian Candidate
Mike’s Take on the Movies – Von Ryan’s Express
Let’s Go to the Movies – High Society
A Shroud of Thoughts – Ocean’s 11
Wolffian Classic Movies Digest – Take Me Out to the Ball Game
MovieFanFare – “The House I Live In”
Crimson Kimono – Come Blow Your Horn
Flickin’ Out – Frank Sinatra and The Rat Pack: The Ultimate #SquadGoals
Stars and Letters – A Letter from Frank Sinatra
My Magick Theatre – Frank Sinatra, Teen Idol
Brian Camp’s Film and Anime Blog – Frank Sinatra Centennial
Hometowns to Hollywood – Frank Sinatra’s Hometown
Cinema Sentries – Sinatra: All or Nothing At All