FRANK SINATRA: THE VOICE OF OUR TIME
Frank Sinatra: The Voice of our Time traces Sinatra’s remarkable career, from his earliest years – a skinny, aspiring singer from Hoboken,N.J. – to the mid-1960s, when he celebrated his 50th birthday at the peak of his fame.
Sinatra’s colleague and longtime friend, singer and composer Mel Tormé (1925 – 1999), hosts the program, offering a very personal and insightful look at the man with the unforgettably moving voice. Learn about the music scene in the early days of his career and see how Ol' Blue Eyes evolved from a fresh-faced young singer with a hit tune or two, to a “song and dance man,” to an Academy Award-winning actor in From Here to Eternity.
The program features dozens of rare musical clips from the 1940s, '50s and '60s, such as “Stardust,” “It Was a Very Good Year,” “All the Way,” “One More for the Road” and “Fly Me to the Moon,” as well as highlights from his earliest work in films and on television. It also includes Sinatra's startling performances as an addict in Man With the Golden Arm, and as an assassin in the rarely seen Suddenly, as well as his roles in On the Town, High Society and more.