Frank Sinatra on the Big Screen

The Singer as Actor and Filmmaker

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About the Book

Frank Sinatra is an iconic figure in music, but his film career is often overlooked. Sinatra had innate talent as an actor as proven in many serious dramatic roles, including films like Man with the Golden Arm, The Manchurian Candidate, and From Here to Eternity, for which he received an Oscar. From romantic musical comedies to Rat Pack films, Frank Sinatra achieved a great deal of success in motion pictures. He even took a stab at directing. This book will examine each of Frank Sinatra’s movies, from his early years as a bobby soxer idol, to more serious roles that exhibited the depth of his talent. Provided for each film are background stories, production information, a critical assessment of the film, and an explanation of how his career as a recording artist connected to the movie. Discover through 60 photographs, interviews, and more this wildly underappreciated aspect of Sinatra’s career.

About the Author(s)

James L. Neibaur is a film historian and educator with more than 30 books and hundreds of articles appearing in Cineaste, Classic Images, Film Quarterly, Films in Review, Filmfax, and Encyclopædia Britannica.

Gary Schneeberger is a former journalist and president of the public-relations firm ROAR where he has advised Hollywood studios and international nonprofits. He lives in Camp Lake, Wisconsin.

Bibliographic Details

James L. Neibaur and Gary Schneeberger
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 60 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2021
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8450-5
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4458-5
Imprint: McFarland