Welcome to day 2 of the Sinatra Centennial Blogathon! We’ve had a fantastic selection of postings today, so congratulations to all! Also, here are links to the Day 1 round-up in case you missed it, and the master list of blogs taking part.
Thanks so much to everyone who is joining in this 100th birthday celebration for Frank Sinatra – to all the wonderful bloggers posting their contributions, to everyone reading and commenting and to my amazing co-host Emily of The Vintage Cameo.
Emily is hosting tomorrow and Sunday, so she will include any contributions which were too late for me to get into today’s round-up. You can either leave a comment at her blog or as a comment to this posting, or tweet me at @MovieClassicsWP and/or Emily @vintagecameos. It would be great if you could use the hashtag #Sinatrablogathon.Again, thanks to everyone!
The Wonderful World of Cinema pays tribute to Sinatra’s Oscar-winning performance in From Here to Eternity (1953) and explains why his portrayal of Maggio is so great. Sinatra Centennial: From Here to Eternity
MovieFanFare spotlights Sinatra’s short The House I Live In (1945), and looks at how Frank’s plea for tolerance and understanding is still relevant now. The House I Live In (1945): Sinatra’s Song of Brotherhood
Vienna’s Classic Hollywood focuses on a selection of fascinating foreign posters for Sinatra’s movies – and some of those translated titles are quite surprising! Sinatra Foreign Posters
Twenty Four Frames looks at the little-known It Happened in Brooklyn, which was filmed at blog writer John Greco’s high school! It Happened in Brooklyn (1947)
Portraits by Jenni looks at a Sinatra 1950s rom-com, The Tender Trap, where he starred opposite Debbie Reynolds – it’s a lot of fun and features a great song, too! For the Sinatra Centennial Blogathon: 1955’s The Tender Trap
My Magick Theatre takes a trip back in time to the teen idol phase of Frank Sinatra’s career, when countless young girls swooned over his singing, and explains how this showed the ability of teens to create a musical star – as has happened many times since! Frank Sinatra: The Teen Idol Years
Mike’s Take on the Movies gives a take on the celebrated Sinatra war film Von Ryan’s Express (1965), also starring Trevor Howard, which Mike describes as a great WW2 adventure. Von Ryan’s Express (1965)
BNoirDetour takes a look at Sinatra’s intense performance in the noir film Suddenly (1954), where he plays a hired assassin who “brags about his ruthlessness”. Sinatra Centennial Blogathon: Suddenly
Le at Critica Retro has a piece about the musical Guys and Dolls (1954) and Sinatra’s role as Nathan Detroit, even though he really longed to play Sky Masterson, the part which went to Marlon Brando! Remember to press the button to translate into English for this posting. Eles e Elas / Guys and Dolls
Summer of Serendipitous Anachronisms looks at one of Sinatra’s greatest roles in The Manchurian Candidate, discusses why this is such a fine film, and reveals one or two surprising martial arts facts! The Manchurian Candidate (1962) – Sinatra Centennial Blogathon