Well, Palie, this month's for you!
Our friends at Turner Classic Movies are pulling out all the stops for the Chairman of the Board.
Every Sunday and Wednesday throughout the month they will be not only spotlighting the movies but they are also airing four of the music specials that Sinatra produced for television. This Sunday they are showing the rarely seen "A Man and His Music" which aired originally in 1965. Later that evening they are showing the short film that Sinatra starred in 1945: "The House I Live In" where he explains the importance of racial tolerance to a group of young kids.
As part of the salute, a number of Rat Pack films are being shown including the grand-daddy of them all "Ocean's Eleven", which co-stars Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Peter Lawford, Joey Bishop, Angie Dickinson and Shirley MacLaine. This caper was extensively filmed in Las Vegas and offers a great snapshot in time of the fabulous Las Vegas Strip from early 1960. The Pack filmed during the day and in the evening, took to the stage of the famed Copa Room at the Sands for the legendary "Summit at the Sands", their nightly show-stopping antics are the lore of legend now.
Also on the schedule is the rarely seen "Sergeants 3" a western remake of "Gunga Din" as well as Sinatra's Academy Award winning turn as Maggio in "From Here to Eternity"
Joining Robert Osborne ever Wednesday evening will be Sinatra's children, Frank, Nancy and Tina, to talk about their father, his films and the myths that surround him.
As part of the salute to Sinatra, Warners Home Video with the cooperation of the Sinatra family, is releasing an extensive boxed set of Frank's films. It should be a wonderful month for all of us who love the Chairman of the Board.
For a complete schedule go here:
For information on the new boxed set and other Sinatra DVDs and CDs:
And for more information on the TCM salute to Sinatra, including a Party Kit, sweepstakes and a Mood Machine: