Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Frank Sinatra

Francis Albert Sinatra (1915 – 1998) was an American singer and film actor. He was born in Hoboken, New Jersey to Italian immigrants, Sinatra began his musical career in the swing era as a boy singer with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey, Sinatra found success as a solo artist from the early to mid-1940s after being signed by Columbia Records in 1943. Being the idol of the "bobby soxers", he released his first album, The Voice of Frank Sinatra in 1946.

His professional career had stalled by the early 1950s, but it was reborn in 1953 after he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Private Angelo Maggio in From Here to Eternity. He was a founding member of the Rat Pack and fraternized with celebrities and statesmen, including John F. Kennedy.

Sinatra also garnered an Oscar nomination for Best Actor for The Man with the Golden Arm, and critical acclaim for his performance in The Manchurian Candidate. He also starred in such musicals as High Society, Pal Joey, Guys and Dolls and On the Town.

Frank Sinatra is one of the best-selling artists of all time, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide. He was honored at the Kennedy Center Honors in 1983 and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Ronald Reagan in 1985 and the Congressional Gold Medal in 1997. (Wikipedia)

Step Lively (1944)

Anchors Aweigh (1945)

It Happened in Brooklyn (1947)

The Miracle of the Bells (1948)

The Kissing Bandit (1948)

Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)

On the Town (1949)

From Here to Eternity (1953)

Young at Heart (1954)

The Man With the Golden Arm (1955)

The Man With the Golden Arm (1955) Italian poster

Guys and Dolls (1955)

High Society (1956)

Johnny Concho (1956) Italian poster

Pal Joey (1957) Belgian poster

The Pride and the Passion (1957) Belgian poster

The Pride and the Passion (1957) German poster

The Joker is Wild (1957)

Kings Go Forth (1958)

Kings Go Forth (1958) Belgian poster

Some Came Running (1958)

Some Came Running (1958) Italian poster

A Hole in the Head (1959)

Never So Few (1959)

Never So Few (1959) Japanese poster

Can-Can (1960) Italian poster

Ocean's 11 (1960)

Ocean's 11 (1960)

Ocean's 11 (1960) Italian poster

The Devil at 4 O'Clock (1961) Italian poster

The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

The Manchurian Candidate (1962) Japanese poster

Sergeants 3 (1962)

4 for Texas (1963) Italian poster

Come Blow Your Horn (1963)

Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964)

Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964) German poster

None But the Brave (1965) French poster

Von Ryan's Express (1965)

Von Ryan's Express (1965)

Assault on a Queen (1966)

The Naked Runner (1967) Belgian poster

Tony Rome (1967)

Lady in Cement (1968) Italian poster

The Detective (1968)

The Detective (1968) Spanish poster

Dirty Dingus Magee (1970)

The First Deadly Sin (1980)


  1. I thought I commented on this a couple of days ago? Interesting posters in this one.....most I have never seen before. As for the movies I have seen....I am at 9 seen and many I want to see. I want to see Never So Few (one of the few McQueen movies that I have not seen), The First Deadly Sin (just so I can find Bruce Willis in one of his first movie appearances), Some Came Running (Dean Martin's finest hour in the acting department?) and Kings Go Forth (never heard of it before checking out this page...but looks like a pretty impressive cast). As always you have collected some pretty impressive posters...I hope this comment makes the cut.

  2. I haven't seen Kings Go Forth and I didn't know Bruce Willis was in The First Deadly Sin, I don't think I've seen that film either. I have seen most of Sinatra's classic musicals and the rat pack movies. He was good in The Manchurian Candidate one of the best thrillers of the 60's, Thanks for commenting Bruce, not sure why they don't always show up.