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Announcing the Sinatra Centennial Blogathon!

Come fly with us and join the Sinatra Centennial Blogathon! As you’re probably aware, December 12 this year would have been Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday. Many celebrations are being staged around the world to mark his Centennial – and now classic movie bloggers can raise a toast too.

Emily of The Vintage Cameo and Judy of the Movie Classics blog are joining forces to hold a blogathon over the birthday weekend, from December 10 to 13, and we would love you to join in.

Although Sinatra is of course best-known as a singer, he also starred in many films, from the 1940s right through to the ’70s, and won an Oscar for his role in From Here to Eternity.

So there are plenty of subjects to choose from, ranging from films and TV shows Sinatra appeared in to his movie soundtrack songs, his collaborations with other stars such as Gene Kelly and the Rat Pack, phases of his career, events you have been to in your home area, etc. Choose your favorite Sinatra-related idea and do it your way. But, bear in mind, since there are so many potential topics, we are asking please for no duplication.

Please post a comment below or e-mail Emily at or Judy at with your chosen topic, giving the name of your blog and its URL. Let us know if you have a preferred posting date, or if not we can assign you one.






The Vintage Cameo – Frank Sinatra’s Los Angeles Landmarks

Movie ClassicsSinatra and Bing Crosby & Meet Danny Wilson

Moon in Gemini – The Miracle of the Bells

The Stop Button – A Hole in the Head

Caftan WomanFrank’s Oscar-nominated songs

LA ExplorerYoung at Heart

BNoirDetour Suddenly

Silver Screenings – The Man with the Golden Arm

Lady Eve’s Reel Life –  Frank Sinatra in 1965: It Was a Very Good Year

Grand Old Movies – The Joker Is Wild

Serendipitous AnachronismsThe Manchurian Candidate

Wide Screen World – Sinatra and Hoboken

Twenty Four Frames – It Happened in Brooklyn

Just a Cineast – The Detective

Portraits by Jenni – The Tender Trap

Love Letters to Old HollywoodPal Joey

The Wonderful World of Cinema – From Here to Eternity

Critica Retro Guys and Dolls

Old Hollywood FilmsOn the Town

4 Star Film FanSome Came Running

In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood – The Devil at 4 O’Clock

Phyllis Loves Classic Movies  – Sinatra and Lauren Bacall

Vienna’s Classic Hollywood Sinatra’s Films on Foreign Posters

Mildred’s Fatburgers – Suspense: To Find Help (radio drama January 18 1945)

Back to Golden Days Sinatra and Gene Kelly

Wonders in the Dark The Manchurian Candidate

Mike’s Take on the Movies  – Von Ryan’s Express

Let’s Go to the Movies – High Society

A Shroud of Thoughts – Ocean’s 11

Wolffian Classic Movies Digest – Take Me Out to the Ball Game

MovieFanFare“The House I Live In”

Crimson Kimono Come Blow Your Horn

Flickin’ Out – Frank Sinatra and The Rat Pack: The Ultimate #SquadGoals

Stars and LettersA Letter from Frank Sinatra

My Magick Theatre – Frank Sinatra, Teen Idol

Brian Camp’s Film and Anime BlogFrank Sinatra Centennial

Hometowns to HollywoodFrank Sinatra’s Hometown

Cinema Sentries – Sinatra: All or Nothing At All

52 thoughts on “Announcing the Sinatra Centennial Blogathon!”

  1. Hmmm… I’d better grab “The Manchurian Candidate” asap! So much for my “no blogathons in December” promise
    BTW, Fab theme!
    Summer Reeves | | Twitter @kitschmeonce

    1. That timing’s totally fine, though someone grabbed On the Town already! Could I interest you in Anchors Aweigh or Take Me Out to the Ball Game for some more Frank/Gene, perhaps?

    1. Hi Crystal—sorry, I totally did, but couldn’t figure out how to comment on my blog, haha—somehow the comment got nested all the way to the right so you can’t see it anymore! Such a great theme with a wealth of wonderful options, so I am trying to figure out my choice, but I have your post open in the tab to remind me! :)

  2. Hi Emily. I noticed that the comment was on the side too after you said. Before hand it was telling me on my side that it didn’t go through. Strange. That’s great that you would like to participate. I look forward to hearing what topic you choose.

    Also would I be able to change topics for the Sinatra blogathon. If it’s free could I do “The Devil At 4 0 Clock”?

    1. Hi Crystal and Emily, just noticed this comment and The Devil at 4 O’Clock is still available – I’ve changed it on the list over at my blog. Thanks again for taking part, Crystal.

  3. This sounds like a ring-a-ding-ding idea for a blogathon, Emily. On behalf of MovieFanFare, please put me down for a look at The House I Live In, an Oscar-winning 1945 short film in which Frank straightens out a gang of kids about religious prejudice (boy, could we could a little Sinatra now!). I’ll post one of your banners on our homepage over the weekend.

  4. Hi Emily! I’d love to take part in this with a piece called Frank Sinatra and The Rat Pack: The Ultimate #SquadGoals. My blog is called “Flickin’ Out.” It’s at Thanks! Diana

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