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Saturday, October 24, 2009

World Of Sinatra iTunes Essentials

I got an email this morning from Doug Barber letting me know about the new "World of Frank Sinatra" page at iTunes. There's lots of incredible content there, and I was pleased to learn that The Frank Truth is listed as essential listening.

This looks like a great resource, not only for Sinatra music at iTunes, but also for a whole host of related information. Take a look when you get the chance.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Oscar and David

A whole bunch of my new media pals were out in the middle of the desert over the past week for a blogging conference or some such. Fortunately, they all seem to have survived the journey.

Dave Lifton was kind enough to send me this photo of Frank Sinatra's Oscar statue, won for his performance in From Here To Eternity in 1953. It's on display at the restaurant that bears his name.

The photo in the case depicts Sinatra and Donna Reed, who also won that night for her role in the same film.

Who needs Vegas anyway? I'm doing fine on a steady diet of Dewars and sour grapes.


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Episode 125: Suspense!

This time around on The Frank Truth we've got another old time radio show, guaranteed to make the hair on the back of your neck stand up. From a January 18, 1945 CBS Radio Network broadcast of Suspense, Frank Sinatra and Agnes Moorehead star in To Find Help.

We've also got a quick roundup of Sinatra in the news.

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Shownotes and Links


Agnes Moorehead

Sinatra In The News

Come Fly With Me (Twyla Tharp Production)
Frank Sinatra School Of The Arts Dedication
Frank Sinatra, Jr. Narrates McKnight's Memory Audio Book

Sinatra Art in London Gallery

Villa Maggio For Sale

Schwartz Moves To Earlier Timeslot

Johnny Mandel Tribute

Mitch Miller Article

Review of Quiet Nights

Gay Talese on Journalism and his Classic Article Frank Sinatra Has A Cold

Karaoke Assaults!

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