Thursday, March 26, 2015

100 Years of Frank Sinatra: "Anchors Aweigh"

Frank Sinatra appears in his first 'prestige' picture, Anchors Aweigh, the 1945 MGM musical comedy about two sailors on a four-day leave in Hollywood.  Although not acknowledged for 'Best Original Screenplay' or 'Best Story', the film received 5 Academy Award nominations.
  • Original Music Score (it's only win)
  • Best Picture
  • Best Actor (Gene Kelly)
  • Best Cinematography (Color)
  • Best Song ("I Fall in Love Too Easily")

The movie is probably best remembered for a segment in which Gene Kelly dances with the cartoon mouse Jerry.

"Anchors Aweigh" was the 5th biggest grossing film of 1945.

The only movie my parents talked about attending during the early years of their marriage was The Jolson Story.

And this is where they lived at the time.

It looks as though redevelopment has since taken over this neighborhood.

Messiah Lutheran Church would soon provide a new parsonage for its pastor and his wife.

Other Frank Sinatra 100 posts:
"Our Love".  (2/14/2015)
"I'll Never Smile Again".  (2/15/2015)
"Fools Rush In".  (2/16/2015)
"Dolores".  (2/17/2015)
"Oh Look At Me Now".  (2/18/2015)
"This Love of Mine".  (2/20/2015)
"There Are Such Things."  (2/24/2015)
"Night and Day".  (2/26/2015)
"The Night We Called It a Day".  (2/27/2015)
Paramount Theater, December 30, 1942.  (3/2/2015)
Reveille with Beverly.  (3/4/2015)
"You'll Never Know".  (3/7/2015)
Higher and Higher.  (3/8/2015)
"People Will Say We're in Love".  (3/10/2015)
The Shining Future.  (3/17/2015)
"I Couldn't Sleep a Wink Last Night".  (3/19/2015)
Step Lively.  (3/20/2015) .
"Saturday Night (is the Loneliest Night of the Week)".  (3/21/2015)
"You'll Never Walk Alone".  (3/23/2015)
"Oh, What It Seemed to Be".  (3/24/2015)

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