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This is your source for news, links and notes from our program celebrating the life and career of the Entertainer of the 20th Century.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Once again this year we've got a couple of Christmas specials for you - a 1945 radio broadcast of Bing Crosby singing selections from The Bells Of St. Mary's, and a 1947 Lux Radio Theater broadcast of It's A Wonderful Life, with original cast members James Stewart and Donna Reed.

Best Christmas wishes to you and your family!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Show #109: Rocky Fortune and The Plot To Murder Santa Claus

This week on The Frank Truth Sinatra Podcast we've got a special episode of Frank Sinatra's 1950s radio crime drama Rocky Fortune. From a December 22, 1953 NBC Radio Broadcast, it's The Plot To Murder Santa Claus.

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The Cockroach

Sinatra Family Birthday Chat

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Friday, December 12, 2008

"Happy Birthday, Poppa"

A bunch of hard-core Sinatra fans crowded into the chat room at the Sinatra Family Website at a quarter to three this morning to share birthday greetings and a toast in honor of Francis Albert Sinatra, who was born on this date in 1915.

It was a beautiful moment, and tears were shed from London, to NYC, to Sao Paulo, to California when Nancy reminded us that for members of the site he is "everyone's Poppa."

We are grateful to Nancy Sinatra and to Robert (who takes care of the site) for providing us with such a wonderful venue for sharing our love of Frank Sinatra. If you haven't yet visited, what better time to do so than on this day of celebration?

Come, join our family.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Sinatra Movies on TCM Friday

Turner Classic Movies has got a nice lineup of Sinatra Movies on Friday, December 12th in honor of Frank Sinatra's Birthday beginning at 6:45 AM Eastern.

6:45 AM - Higher and Higher
8:30 AM - Step Lively
10:15 AM - Kissing Bandit
12:00 Noon - Double Dynamite
1:30 PM - Tender Trap
3:30 PM - Meet Me in Las Vegas (cameo appearance)
5:45 PM - Never So Few

Also, if you're up in the wee small hours, why not join us in a toast to Frank Sinatra at "a quarter to three" (Eastern Time) Friday morning? You'll need to register at SinatraFamily.com ahead of time.


Friday, December 05, 2008

Show #108: The Gift of Sinatra

This week on The Frank Truth Sinatra Podcast we're preparing for Frank Sinatra's Birthday on December 12th, and making Christmas shopping plans for the Sinatra fans on our lists.

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Five Hundy By Midnight

Sinatra's at Encore

Sinatra: Seduction

The Cardinal

Sinatra Birthday Toast

Sinatra Fan Shopping Suggestions

Siriusly Sinatra

Note: I got the price for the online Sirius subscription wrong. It's actually the same as the cost for a radio-based subscription, $12.99 per month. Still worth it, in my opinion, but my apologies for any inconvenience.

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Happy Repeal Day

Today marks the 75th anniversary of repeal. Let's all strike a blow for liberty!