Croon Me a Tune. It's Music Monday.

Guess what. It's Frank's World. We just live in it.

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Since I've been under the weather, I've been rather glued to the telly, as I haven't felt like doing much else. My channel surfing led me to discover that May is Sinatra Month on TMC, with his films running on Wednesday and Sunday evenings. Cool. Very cool. I staggered out of bed long enough to set the DVR to catch some of my favorites, including "Guys and Dolls" (which is great, despite the fact that Brando. Cannot. Sing.); "On the Town" and one of my all-time favorites, "High Society."

A musical adaptation of "The Philadelphia Story", the film features music by Cole Porter and performances from Sinatra, Grace Kelly, Bing Crosby and Celeste Holm. No wonder I love it.

Here are a couple of my favorite numbers from this gem featuring, natch, Francis Albert.


"Who Wants to Be a Millionaire", with the charming Celeste Holm

"Did You Evah", with Der Bingle

"Mind If I Make Love to You", with Miss Kelly


CableGirl said...

Ok, I have to admit, I've never been a Sinatra fan. My grandfather and grandmother used to love him, but I'm thinking that was a requirement of being an Italian. I actually once had a guy break up with me because I didn't LOVE Frank.... of course I thought that he was a little more invested in him than was normal for a 20 something male... but that's another story. lol

All Adither said...

LOVE the pic of the woman typing in the wading pool! Clever.

April said...

I'm not a Frank fan either (I know, you're aghast), but I love love love High Society, and the duet between Bing & Frank is my favorite number in it! (Although that last song...I always skip it.)

Meg said...

You couldn't call me a Frank Fan either, but I sure can appreciate his voice. I loved the old sailor movies.

Also, your Cathedral-Building piece is wonderful!

Lilacspecs said...

I really like Frank Sinatra, especially Luck Be a Lady, The Way You Look Tonight, and Send in the Clowns. I think I like Dean Martin a little better though. I LOVE Sway.

SusanD said...

Jane -- I love High Society! one of my all-time favorite pics. Can you believe I've never seen "Guys and Dolls"? Seriously! And I hope you feel better soon!

Jeff said...

Love love LOVE High Society! So chic and so camp at the same time.

"I'm so glad you came to my wedding- we have SO much cake"