From the Publisher
Library Journal, Oct 2010
"This highly enjoyable, well-written treat belongs in any library and in the hands of all fans of Frank Sinatra."
Connecticut Post, 10/21/10
…a beautiful, oversized volume “Sinatra: Hollywood His Way” that charts the amazing highs and devastating lows of the performer’s 39-year movie career… a wonderful photographic scrapbook of the singer-actor’s entire output, with smart text by Knight.
American Profile, November 2010
“…offers an engrossing, entertaining, photo-packed tribute to his 41 years as a movie star.”
Buffalo News, 11/28/10
“a lavish coffee-table book”
In 2008, Tom Santopietro published Sinatra in Hollywood, a fantastic, extensively researched study of Sinatra's work in film. Film critic Knight's new book is like a visual counterpart to that, both in quality and in quantity. Offering hundreds of photographs and a more fan-based approach, this coffee-table book is filled with quotations, snippets from reviews, and trivia, and it features a lighter tone overall. This is not a criticism but a commendation for blending behind-the-scenes details with classic images to add to the experience of looking back at Sinatra's films. The volume's greatest asset—aside from the copious photographs—is Knight's coverage of almost all of Sinatra's 59 films in equal measure, creating a true compendium of his movie career; the commentary on and five pictures of Sinatra in what is probably his most forgettable film, The Kissing Bandit, are alone worth the purchase price. VERDICT This highly enjoyable, well-written visual treat belongs in any library and in the hands of all fans of Frank Sinatra.—Peter Thornell, Hingham P.L., MA