“The Cinematic Legacy of Frank Sinatra” Book Giveaway (via Twitter February 1 through February 27)!

“The Cinematic Legacy of Frank Sinatra” Book Giveaway
Qualifying Entry Task for TWITTER Contest

Well, it’s time for our next contest! That said, CMH is happy to announce that we’ll be giving away FOUR copies of The Cinematic Legacy of Frank Sinatra by David Wills via TWITTER, courtesy of St. Martin’s Press…

In order to qualify to win a copy of the book via this Twitter contest giveaway, you must complete the following task by Saturday, February 27 at 8PM EST. However, the sooner you enter, the better chances you have of winning, because we will pick a winner on four different days within the contest period, via random drawings, as listed below… So if you don’t win the first week that you enter, you will still be eligible to win during the following weeks until the contest is over.  And…if you’re not on Twitter, you can still enter (just follow the instructions below)…

  • Saturday, Feb 6: One Winner
  • Saturday, Feb 13: One Winner
  • Saturday, Feb 20: One Winner
  • Saturday, Feb 27: One Winner

We will announce the winner(s) on Twitter, the day after each winner is picked at 8PM EST (for example, we will announce the first winner on Sunday Feb 7 at 8PM EST on Twitter).

The Cinematic Legacy of Frank Sinatra by David Wills…..

ENTRY TASK (2-parts) to be completed by Saturday, Feb 27 at 8PM EST — BUT remember, the sooner you enter, the more chances you have to win…

1) Answer the below question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog post.

2) Then TWEET (not DM) the following message:
Just entered to win “The Cinematic Legacy of Frank Sinatra” #BookGiveaway courtesy of @ClassicMovieHub & @StMartinsPress 

What is your most favorite Frank Sinatra film performance and why? (I know, that’s a tough one but try your best :)

*If you do not have a Twitter account, you can still enter the contest by simply answering the above question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog — BUT PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ADD THIS VERBIAGE TO YOUR ANSWER: I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.


About the book: In The Cinematic Legacy of Frank Sinatra, author David Wills presents a stunning collection highlighting the work of one of Hollywood’s greatest stars in roles as varied as those in the classics Anchors Aweigh, From Here to Eternity, Suddenly, Guys and Dolls, The Man With the Golden Arm, Ocean’s 11, The Manchurian Candidate, Von Ryan’s Express, and The Detective. Pairing more than two hundred first-generation photos with reflections on Sinatra from costars and work associates, and including contributing essays by his children Nancy Sinatra, Tina Sinatra, and Frank Sinatra, Jr., it is an unforgettable showcase of the actor’s transformation from world-famous singer, to movie star, to Academy Award winner, and finally to one of the most enduring icons in cinema history.

Please note that only Continental United States (excluding Alaska, Hawaii, and the territory of Puerto Rico) entrants are eligible.

And — BlogHub members ARE eligible to win if they live within the Continental United States (as noted above).

See complete contest rules here.

For more info, follow @StMartinsPress on twitter.

And if you can’t wait to win the book, you can purchase it on amazon via the below link (click on image):


–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

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22 Responses to “The Cinematic Legacy of Frank Sinatra” Book Giveaway (via Twitter February 1 through February 27)!

  1. Jason Allen says:

    Pal Joey is my favorite Sinatra film performance. He plays “ultra-cool without-a-care tough-guy” really well, but he still has admirable and gentlemanly qualities when it matters. I really liked how he was cool enough to sing “Lady is A Tramp” when Hayworth came in after the joint was closed… while all of the other employees were busy waiting on her every whim! 🙂

  2. Joan O'Malley says:

    Just watched From Here to Eternity a couple of days ago and still love watching Sinatra. I remember thinking how effortless he made it look and he showed a range of emotions. Wonderful.

  3. Chris Teel says:

    John Baron in Suddenly. I’ve posted this before, but it bears repeating; To play a presidential assassin during the Cold War, and to do it as convincingly as he did, was a gutsy move, as well as a departure from his persona up to that point.

  4. Carl says:

    Actually this is pretty easy for me. I’ve long admired Sinatra’s portrayal of Private Angelo Maggio in From Here to Eternity. I think this was the role that showed off what a riveting presence he could be on screen, probably his best work in a serious role. Thanks

  5. M.T. Fisher says:

    Suddenly, as he was so darned scary in it.

  6. Vickie Gleason says:

    The Tender Trap.
    It was the first movie I saw him in and loved it.

  7. Jennifer Jones says:

    The Manchurian Candidate, his portrayal of Captain Ben Marco recovering from PTSD and brainwashing was so believable.

  8. Rhonda says:

    A chilling brilliant performance The Manchurian Candidate,

  9. Teresa Takahashi says:

    That’s a tough one, but because he sings with a great cast – Guys and Dolls

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi, I don’t see your tweet yet. Please remember to tweet the 2nd half of the task so that you can be officially entered. Thanks!

  10. Jill Pearson says:

    It is so difficult, because he is excellent in way too many, so I am going to use a tiebreaker: his guest star! Joey Evans in “Pal Joey,” because the movie also stars the drop dead gorgeous Rita Hayworth as Vera!

  11. I’ll choose ” The Man With The Golden Arm.” Chris correctly pointed out above that it was a daring choice to play a Presidential assassin in “Suddenly.” It was just as daring to play a drug addict in the 50s!

  12. JIll Hilycord says:

    While I adore him in the musicals, The Man With The Golden Arm showed his very impressive acting chops (much better, even, than From Here To Eternity, in my opinion). He was SO GOOD in that movie!!

  13. Lisa Adams says:

    Very tough question so I’ll narrow it down to The Man with the Golden Arm. The withdrawal scene was phenomenal. The monkey never dies.

  14. Rhonda says:

    The Manchurian candidate

  15. Frances R says:

    Frank Sinatra was outstanding in Man with the golden arm. His portrayal was raw and one felt his character’s struggle with drug addiction. An excellent performance.

  16. Ginger says:

    “From Here to Eternity”. Not only is the film one of the all time greats but Frank Sinatra’s performance was a break out one for him. Strong and touching. We cared for that little runt of a guy who went from being on-top funny to downtrodden and brutalized.

  17. Darlene D says:

    Frank Sinatra was in so many great and entertaining films, but I’ll have to go with Ocean’s 11 because it clearly captured his “Rat Pack” image and he represented the zeitgeist of classic Las Vegas in that film. Without him and the rest of his pals like Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Joey Bishop, I don’t think Vegas would be what it is today. He looked like he had so much fun making that film too. So that’s why it’s my favorite of all his performances. 🙂

  18. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis) says:

    Frank as Joe. E. Lewis in “The Joker Is Wild.” Most would argue Frank was born to play Maggio in “From Here to Eternity.” But Frank most resembled Lewis. Sad and lonely to the core on the inside, but on the outside it was always “Post Time!”

  19. Mark P says:

    I’ll go w/ the role I’ve seen most often, and enjoyed each time: Major Ben Marco, The Manchurian Candidate.

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