Seven Things We Learned From Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra spent more than 50 years of his life at the highest tier of the entertainment industry. As a pop-music sensation and celebrated actor, Sinatra influenced our culture in many ways. His approach to live performance, iconography, and career evolution continues to be duplicated by a wide range of musicians with high aspirations.
This class will explore how Sinatra’s career intersected with issues still relevant today — the rise of tabloid culture; evolving gender roles for entertainers; schisms between youth and adult-oriented music; and the politics of collaboration on records and film. Through music, film clips, and archival documents, we will examine both well-known and obscure passages in Sinatra’s career to construct a better understanding of the world he occupied, as well as our own.
Neal's Friends' House
Neighborhood: Columbia Heights
Address will be emailed upon registration.