Announcing the Sinatra Centennial Blogathon

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 or Judy at 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.

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Blogathon participants:

The Vintage Cameo – Frank Sinatra’s Los Angeles Landmarks

Movie ClassicsSinatra and Bing Crosby & Meet Danny Wilson

Moon in Gemini – The Miracle of the Bells

The Stop Button – A Hole in the Head

Caftan WomanFrank’s Oscar-nominated songs

LA ExplorerYoung 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 AnachronismsThe 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 HollywoodPal Joey

The Wonderful World of Cinema – From Here to Eternity

Critica Retro Guys and Dolls

Old Hollywood FilmsOn the Town

4 Star Film FanSome 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 LettersA Letter from Frank Sinatra

My Magick Theatre – Frank Sinatra, Teen Idol

Brian Camp’s Film and Anime BlogFrank Sinatra Centennial

Hometowns to HollywoodFrank Sinatra’s Hometown

Cinema Sentries – Sinatra: All or Nothing At All

71 thoughts on “Announcing the Sinatra Centennial Blogathon

    • So sorry, Jenni, but I’m afraid you’ve just been pipped at the post for that one – do you have another topic you’d like to do?


    • Great choice – a film that deserves to be much better-known. Thanks for joining in and looking forward to your piece! I’ve added you to the list.

      Do you have a preferred posting date?


    • The Detective is all yours – I haven’t seen that one yet, though I recently bought the DVD, but have heard good things about it.

      Many thanks for taking part. I’ll be over to take a look at your intriguingly-titled blogathon :)


    • It’s all yours this time, Jenni – thanks for coming back to make a second choice! I enjoyed seeing that one and look forward to reading your piece.

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  1. Love that this is happening! I’ll cover Pal Joey, my favorite Sinatra flick. My blog is Love Letters to Old Hollywood. Thanks for inviting me, Judy!


    • Thanks for joining in, Phyl, great to have you on board! I’ve added your topic to the list – there has been a lot of speculation about the relationship, but I know you will keep it research-based. :)


    • That’s great, Crystal – I’m a fan of Judy Garland as well and increasingly like Dean Martin too, so will be very interested to read your piece on the concert. I’ll be over to take a look at your Stanwyck blogathon – she’s one of my favourites so I’m excited about that and want to take part.


  2. Just wanted to say that I’ve now decided on my topic for the blogathon – I’m going to write about Sinatra and Bing Crosby, looking at their friendship and the films they made together, High Society and Robin and the 7 Hoods, as well as Happy Holidays with Bing and Frank. However, if anyone wants to do a more detailed separate piece on any of those that would still be fine – there would be a lot more to say about those films apart from the Frank/Bing angle which I’ll be looking at. :)


    • That would be great, Beth! I’d been wondering if he did much radio drama, and will definitely listen to the Suspense episode. Adding you to the list now.

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  3. Hi Judy. What a great idea for a blogathon. Frank Sinatra was one of the main reasons why I fell in love with classic films. :)

    I’d like to write about Frank and Gene Kelly, covering the films they did together – “Anchors Aweigh” (1945), “On the Town” (1949) and “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” (1949) – as well as their friendship. Would that be okay? Oh, and I’d like to post my article on December 12, if that’s okay too.

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    • Hi Cátia, thanks so much for taking part – and what a great choice of topic. Looking forward to seeing your piece on December 12!


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  5. Hi Judy. I would love to do a second post if that’s alright?. I’m going away on the 10th, but I realized that at night I’ll have a lot of time in the hotel to do it, and I can’t think of a better way to spend that time than celebrating Frank’s Birthday. So if it’s alright for me to do two entries, could I also claim “The Judy, Frank & Dean” Concert”?

    My blog: In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood

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    • Thanks, Gordon, nobody has covered that one so that would be great!

      Please let Emily over at know when it is up, as she’s hosting today and tomorrow – thanks.


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    • Hi Beth, not to worry – if you still have time to do your piece in the next two or three days or so, we can still tweet about it and Emily is still adding late pieces into the last day’s posting. Thanks for letting us know! Just let me or Emily know once it is up. Thank you.

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