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Madonna's initial music videos reflected her American and Hispanic mixed street style combined with a flamboyant glamor. The video included scenes of an African-American church choir, Madonna being attracted to a black saint statue, and singing in front of burning crosses.
Madonna's acting performances in films have frequently received poor reviews from film critics. Stephanie Zacharek stated in Time that, "[Madonna] seems wooden and unnatural as an actress, and it's tough to watch, because she's clearly trying her damnedest. Smith wrote that Madonna's film career suffered mostly due to lack of proper material supplied to her, and she otherwise "could steal a scene for all the right reasons".
Metz noted that Madonna represents a paradox as she is often perceived as living her whole life as a performance. While her big-screen performances are panned, her live performances are critical successes. Author Elin Diamond explained that reciprocally, the fact that images from Madonna's videos can be recreated in a live setting enhances the original videos' realism. She believed that "her live performances have become the means by which mediatized representations are naturalized".
Chris Nelson from The New York Times commented that "artists like Madonna and Janet Jackson set new standards for showmanship, with concerts that included not only elaborate costumes and precision-timed pyrotechnics but also highly athletic dancing. These effects came at the expense of live singing. Because of her prominent usage, the microphone design came to be known as the "Madonna mic". Madonna has built a legacy that transcends music and has been studied by sociologists, historians and other scholars, contributing to the rise of Madonna studiesa subfield of American cultural studies.
Madonna is one of the classic symbols of Made in USA. Madonna was everywhere; in the almighty music television channels, 'radio formulas', magazine covers and even in bookstores. A pop dialectic, never seen since the Beatles 's reign, which allowed her to keep on the edge of trend and commerciality. When the Beatles hit America, they changed the paradigm of performer from solo act to band. Madonna changed it back—with an emphasis on the female.
She certainly raised the standards of all of them She redefined what the parameters were for female performers.
Madonna's use of sexual imagery has benefited her career and catalyzed public discourse on sexuality and feminism.
Her attitudes and opinions on sex, nudity, style and sexuality forced the public to sit up and take notice. But that hardly mattered to her. According to BillboardMadonna is the most successful solo artist in the Hot chart history second overall behind the Beatles and the most successful dance club artist of all time. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Madonna entertainer. American singer-songwriter and actress.
For other uses, see Madonna disambiguation. Madonna performing on her Rebel Heart Tour in Bay City, MichiganU. Singer-songwriter actress dancer producer director author businesswoman. Sean Penn. Guy Ritchie. Pop electronica dance. Sire Warner Bros. Maverick Interscope. Breakfast Club Emmy. Musical artist. Madonna was influenced by Debbie Harry left and Chrissie Hynde rightwhom she called "strong, independent women who wrote their own music and evolved on their own".
Madonna wrote all the lyrics and partial melodies of "Live to Tell", an adult contemporary ballad, which was noted as her first musical reinvention. An uptempo electronic dance song, "Ray of Light" showcases Madonna's post- Evita upper vocal register. See also: Madonna videography. Madonna's live performances vary from choreographed routines such as voguing above to stripped-down ones with only a ukulele below.
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Rojek notes that the Rat Pack "provided an outlet for gregarious banter and wisecracks", but argues that it was Sinatra's vehicle, possessing an "unassailable command over the other performers".
Sinatra's decline in popularity was evident at his concert appearances. At a brief run at the Paramount in New York he drew small audiences. It was sad. From the top to the bottom in one horrible lesson. The release of the film From Here to Eternity in August marked the beginning of a remarkable career revival. In subsequent sessions in May and November Sinatra and Riddle developed and refined their musical collaboration, with Sinatra providing specific guidance on the arrangements.
His February recording sessions inaugurated the studios at the Capitol Records Building complete with a piece symphonic orchestra. Look at Me Now" and " From This Moment On " revealed "powerful sexual overtones, stunningly achieved through the mounting tension and release of Sinatra's best-teasing vocal lines", while his recording of "River, Stay 'Way from My Door" in April demonstrated his "brilliance as a syncopational improviser".
Buddy Collette considered the swing albums to have been heavily influenced by Sammy Davis Jr. InSinatra released Come Dance with Me! In the words of Kelley, bySinatra was "not simply the leader of the Rat Pack" but had "assumed the position of il padrone in Hollywood". He was asked by 20th Century Fox to be the master of ceremonies at a luncheon attended by Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev on September 19, He highlighted the "close, warm and sharp" feel of Sinatra's voice, particularly on the songs " September in the Rain ", " I Concentrate on You ", and " My Blue Heaven ".
Sinatra grew discontented at Capitol, and fell into a feud with Alan Livingstonwhich lasted over six months. Lewis 's It is Now Post Time. InSinatra released Sinatra and Stringsa set of standard ballads arranged by Don Costa, which became one of the most critically acclaimed works of Sinatra's entire Reprise period.
Frank Jr. InSinatra reunited with Nelson Riddle for The Concert Sinatraan ambitious album featuring a piece symphony orchestra arranged and conducted by Riddle. The concert was recorded on a motion picture scoring soundstage with the use of multiple synchronized recording machines that employed an optical signal onto 35 mm film designed for movie soundtracks.
Granata considers the album to have been "impeachable" [sic], "one of the very best of the Sinatra-Riddle ballad albums", in which Sinatra displayed an impressive vocal range, particularly in " Ol' Man River ", in which he darkened the hue. In and he went to Mexico, with the sole purpose of putting on performances for Mexican charities, [v] and in July he was present for the dedication of the Frank Sinatra International Youth Center for Arab and Jewish children in Nazareth.
Sinatra's phenomenal success incoinciding with his 50th birthday, prompted Billboard to proclaim that he may have reached the "peak of his eminence". Louis to benefit Dismas House, a prisoner rehabilitation and training center with nationwide programs that in particular helped serve African Americans. The Rat Pack concert, called The Frank Sinatra Spectacular, was broadcast live via satellite to numerous movie theaters across America.
Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. In an effort to maintain his commercial viability in the late s, Sinatra would record works by Paul Simon " Mrs.
Sinatra obliged and chose to sing "My Kind of Town" for the rally held in Chicago on October 20, InSinatra came out of his short-lived retirement with a television special and album. He initially developed problems with his vocal cords during the comeback due to a prolonged period without singing.
Union actions cancelled concerts and grounded Sinatra's plane, essentially trapping him in Australia. Sinatra continued to perform at Caesars Palace in the late s, and was performing there in January when his mother Dolly died in a plane crash on the way to see him.
Riddle was ill at the time, and died that October, before they had a chance to record. InSinatra's first album in six years was released, Trilogy: Past Present Futurea highly ambitious triple album that features an array of songs from both the pre-rock era and rock era. President Lucas Mangope The Virgin Mary - Mason Williams - A Gift Of Song (CD Sinatra with the highest honor, the Order of the Leopard, and made him an honorary tribal chief. Santopietro stated that by the early s, Sinatra's voice had "coarsened, losing much of its power and flexibility, but audiences didn't care".
Kelley notes that by this period Sinatra's voice had grown "darker, tougher and loamier", but he "continued to captivate audiences with his immutable magic". She added that his baritone voice "sometimes cracked, but the gliding intonations still aroused the same raptures of delight as they had at the Paramount Theater".
He donated a lot of his earnings to charity. Quoting Henry JamesPresident Reagan said in honoring his old friend that "art was the shadow of humanity" and that Sinatra had "spent his life casting a magnificent and powerful shadow". The book became a best-seller for "all the wrong reasons" and "the most eye-opening celebrity biography of our time", according to William Safire of The New York Times.
Kelley says that Tina Sinatra blamed her for her father's colon surgery in InSinatra worked with Quincy Jones for the first time in nearly two decades on the album, L. Is My Ladywhich was well received critically. When Martin dropped out of the tour early on, a rift developed between them and the two never spoke again.
On June 6,Sinatra made his last recordings with Reprise for an album which was not released. InSinatra was awarded the second "Ella Award" by the Los Angeles-based Society of Singersand performed for a final time with Ella Fitzgerald at the award ceremony. InSinatra returned to Capitol Records and the recording studio for Duetswhich became his best-selling album.
Rock 'n roll plays at being tough, but this guy is the boss — the chairman of boss I'm not going to mess with him, are you? Into mark Sinatra's 80th birthday, the Empire State Building glowed blue. While Sinatra never learned how to read music well, he had a fine, natural understanding of it,  and he worked very hard from a young age to improve his abilities in all aspects of music. His personal favorite was Ralph Vaughan Williams. Voice coach John Quinlan was impressed by Sinatra's vocal range, remarking, "He has far more voice than people think he has.
He can vocalize to a B-flat on top in full voice, and he doesn't need a mic either". His voice is built on infinite taste, with an overall inflection of sex. He points everything he does from a sexual standpoint". Granata, to "toy with the rhythm of a melody, bringing tremendous excitement to his reading of a lyric". Dorsey was a considerable influence on Sinatra's techniques for his vocal phrasing with his own exceptional breath control on the trombone,  and Sinatra regularly swam and held his breath underwater, thinking of song lyrics to increase his breathing power.
He never liked to discuss a performance afterward because he knew his voice wasn't as good as it used to be. If someone told him he'd been great, he'd reply, 'It was a nice crowd, but my reed was off' or 'I wasn't so good on the third number'.
Strangely, in spite of his hearing problems, he had the most incredible ear, which often drove those he worked with nuts. There could be an orchestra of a hundred musicians, and if one played a bum note he'd know exactly who was responsible. Arrangers such as Nelson Riddle and Anthony Fanzo found Sinatra to be a perfectionist who constantly drove himself and others around him, stating that his collaborators approached him with a sense of uneasiness because of his unpredictable and often volatile temperament.
Once he found ones that he liked, he actively sought to work with them as often as he could, and made friends with many of them. The Cahn-Styne partnership lasted from untilwhen Van Heusen succeeded him as Sinatra's main composer. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Sinatra insisted upon direct input regarding arrangements and tempos for his recordings. He would spend weeks thinking about the songs he wanted to record, and would keep an arranger in mind for each song.
If it was a mellow love song, he would ask for Gordon Jenkins. If it was a "rhythm" number, he would think of Billy May, or perhaps Neil Hefti or some other favored arranger.
Jenkins considered Sinatra's musical sense to be unerring. His changes to Riddle's charts would frustrate Riddle, yet he would usually concede that Sinatra's ideas were superior. Years ago, his voice was more even, and now it is divided into at least three interesting ranges: low, middle, and high. That may be due to the ten years he's put on, and the things he's been through. Sinatra's split with Gardner in the fall of had a profound impact on the types of songs he sang and on his voice.
Lahr comments that the new Sinatra was "not the gentle boy balladeer of the forties. Fragility had gone from his voice, to be replaced by a virile adult's sense of happiness and hurt". During his career he made over recordings. In the s, Sinatra's career was facilitated by developments in technology.
Up to sixteen songs could now be held by the twelve-inch L. Track after track, the brilliant concept albums redefined the nature of pop vocal art". Sinatra attempted to pursue an acting career in Hollywood in the early s.
While films appealed to him,  being exceptionally self-confident,  he was rarely enthusiastic about his own acting, once remarking that "pictures stink".
Sinatra co-starred again with Gene Kelly in the Technicolor musical Take Me Out to the Ball Gamea film set inin which Sinatra and Kelly play baseball players who are part-time vaudevillians. The film remains rated very highly by critics, and in it ranked No. Fred Zinnemann 's From Here to Eternity deals with the tribulations of three soldiers, played by Burt LancasterMontgomery Cliftand Sinatra, stationed on Hawaii in the months leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Sinatra starred opposite Doris Day in the musical film Young at Heart and earned critical praise for his performance as a psychopathic killer posing as an FBI agent opposite Sterling Hayden in the film noir Suddenly also Sinatra directed None but the Brave and Von Ryan's Express was a major success,   However, in the mid s, Brad Dexter wanted to "breathe new life" into Sinatra's film career by helping him display the same professional pride in his films as he did his recordings.
On one occasion, he gave Sinatra Anthony Burgess 's novel A Clockwork Orange to read, with the idea of making a film, but Sinatra thought it had no potential and did not understand a word. In the late s, Sinatra became known for playing detectives,  including Tony Rome in Tony Rome and its sequel Lady in Cement Sinatra starred opposite George Kennedy in the western Dirty Dingus Mageean "abysmal" affair according to Santopietro,  which was panned by the critics.
DeMille Award  and had intended to play Detective Harry Callahan in Dirty Harrybut had to turn the role down due to developing Dupuytren's contracture in his hand.
Hutton 's The First Deadly Sin Santopietro said that as a troubled New York City homicide cop, Sinatra gave an "extraordinarily rich", heavily layered characterization, one which "made for one terrific farewell" to his film career. InSinatra hired arranger Axel Stordahl away from Tommy Dorsey before he began his first radio program that year, keeping Stordahl with him for all of his radio work.
Ultimately, Sinatra did not find the success on television for which he had hoped. Rocky Fortunea "footloose and fancy free" temporary worker for the Gridley Employment Agency who stumbles into crime-solving. During the show, he performed a duet with Presley, who sang Sinatra's hit " Witchcraft " with the host performing the Presley classic " Love Me Tender ".
Sinatra had previously been highly critical of Elvis Presley and rock and roll in the s, describing it as a "deplorable, a rancid smelling aphrodisiac" which "fosters almost totally negative and destructive reactions in young people. The TV special was highlighted by a dramatic reading of " Send in the Clowns " and a song-and-dance sequence with former co-star Gene Kelly. Sinatra starred as a detective in Contract on Cherry Streetcited as his "one starring role in a dramatic television film".
Sinatra had three children, Nancy bornFrank Jr. Sinatra had met Barbato in Long Branch, New Jersey in the summer of while working as a lifeguard. He couldn't help it.
Just to look at him—the way he moved, and how he behaved—was to know that he was a great lover and true gentleman. He adored the company of women and knew how to treat them. I had friends whose husbands were 'players', and every time the husbands had affairs my friends were showered with gifts. Well, I was constantly showered with gifts, but no matter what temptations Frank may have had while I wasn't around, he made me feel so safe and loved that I never became paranoid about losing him.
Sinatra was married to Hollywood actress Ava Gardner from to It was a turbulent marriage with many well-publicized fights and altercations. Sinatra reportedly broke off engagements to Lauren Bacall in  and Juliet Prowse in Sinatra was married to Barbara Marx from until his death. Though Sinatra was critical of the church on numerous occasions  and had a pantheistic, Einstein-like view of God in his earlier life,  he was inducted into the Catholic Sovereign Military Order of Malta in and he turned to Roman Catholicism for healing after his mother died in a plane crash in He died as a practicing Catholic and had a Catholic burial.
Sinatra was known for his immaculate sense of style. For Santopietro, Sinatra was the personification of America in the s: "cocky, eye on the main chance, optimistic, and full of the sense of possibility". Sinatra's mood swings often developed into violence, directed at people he felt had crossed him, particularly journalists who gave him scathing reviews, publicists, and photographers.
His feud with then- Chicago Sun Times columnist Mike Royko began when Royko wrote a column questioning why Chicago police offered free protection to Sinatra when the singer had his own security. The winner of the auction was Vie Carlson, mother of Bun E. Carlos of the rock group Cheap Trick. Sinatra was also known for his generosity,  particularly after his comeback. Kelley notes that when Lee J. Cobb nearly died from a heart attack in JuneSinatra flooded him with "books, flowers, delicacies", paid his hospital bills, and visited him daily, telling him that his "finest acting" was yet to come.
Sinatra became the stereotype of the "tough working-class Italian American", something which he embraced. He said that if it had not been for his interest in music, he would have likely ended up in a life of crime.
One newspaper published the headline "Shame, Sinatra". The FBI kept records amounting to 2, pages on Sinatra, who was a natural target with his alleged Mafia ties, his ardent New Deal politics, and his friendship with John F. The documents include accounts of Sinatra as the target of death threats and extortion schemes. Kennedy was leading a crackdown on organized crime. Byhe reportedly held a percent share in the hotel. Sinatra held differing political views throughout his life.
Roosevelt inhe subsequently heavily campaigned for the Democrats in the presidential election. In November Sinatra was invited by the mayor of Gary, Indianato try to settle a strike by white students of Froebel High School against the "Pro-Negro" policies of the new principal. Of all the U. Edgar Hoover to conduct even more crackdowns on the Mafia,  was even more distrustful of Sinatra.
InSinatra's friendship with Kennedy, whom he first met in the s, officially ended when Kennedy officially decided to remove Sinatra, who never shook off rumors of affiliation with the Mafia,  from his "gang.
Sinatra worked with Hubert H. Humphrey in and remained a supporter of the Democratic Party until the early s. Santopietro notes that Sinatra was a "lifelong sympathizer with Jewish causes ". From his youth, Sinatra displayed sympathy for African Americans and worked both publicly and privately all his life to help the struggle for equal rights.
He blamed racial prejudice on the parents of children. According to his son, Frank Jr. Sinatra died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on May 14,aged 82, with his wife and 3 children at his side, after suffering two heart attacks.
He also suffered from dementia -like symptoms due to his usage of antidepressants. Barbara would be the grieving widow alone at her husband's side. Sinatra's funeral was held at the Roman Catholic Church of the Good Shepherd in Beverly Hills, Californiaon May 20,with mourners in attendance and thousands of fans outside.
Robert Christgau referred to Sinatra as "the greatest singer of the 20th century". Santopietro argues that Sinatra created his own world, which he was able to dominate—his career was centred around power, perfecting the ability to capture an audience. Through his life and his art, he transcended the status of mere icon to become one of the most recognizable symbols of American culture.
Gus Levene commented that Sinatra's strength was that when it came to lyrics, telling a story musically, Sinatra displayed a "genius" ability and feeling, which with the "rare combination of voice and showmanship" made him the "original singer" which others who followed most tried to emulate.
He quoted reporter James Bacon in saying that Sinatra was the "swinging image on which the town is built", adding that no other entertainer quite "embodied the glamour" associated with Las Vegas as him.
There are stars on east and west sides of the block of Vine Street respectively, and one on the south side of the block of Hollywood Boulevard for his work in television. De Sapio on October 30, Sinatra received three Honorary Degrees during his lifetime. It was at this commencement that he was bestowed an Honorary Doctorate litterarum humanarum by the university.
He went on to describe that "this is the first educational degree I have ever held in my hand. I will never forget what you have done for me today". Sinatra has been portrayed on numerous occasions in film and television. Sinatra was convinced that Johnny Fontane, a mob-associated singer in Mario Puzo 's novel The Godfatherwas based on his life.
Puzo wrote in that when the author and singer met in Chasen'sSinatra "started to shout abuse", calling Puzo a "pimp" and threatening physical violence. Francis Ford Coppoladirector of the film adaptationsaid in the audio commentary that "Obviously Johnny Fontane was inspired by a kind of Frank Sinatra character". President Ronald Reagan. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. American singer and actor.
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Sinatra, c. In Mayhe officially corrected the name on his birth certificate to "Francis A. Dolly and Marty ran a tavern during those years, allowed to operate openly by local officials who refused to enforce the law.
Dolly said of it, "My son is like me. You cross him, he never forgets. Mane wrote "Frank Sinatra" on the record label and kept the recording in a drawer through the years, giving Sinatra a copy on a cassette tape as a gift in Mane died inonly months after Sinatra's death; inMane's widow offered the recording for sale through Gurnsey's auction house in New York. James actually knew Ray Sinatra, so he did not press the issue. In one incident witnessed by Stafford backstage at the Astor Hotel in New York, Rich called Sinatra a name and Sinatra threw a heavy glass pitcher filled with water and ice at Rich's head.
In the open field, you might say, were some awfully good singers with the orchestras. Bob Eberly with Jimmy Dorsey was a fabulous vocalist. Como with Ted Weems is such a wonderful singer. I thought, if I don't make a move out of this and try to do it on my own soon, one of those guys will do it, and I'll have to fight all three of them to get a position". Joseph Ross in Los Angeles in August Kelley says that his articles grew so offensive that Sinatra pounced on him outside Ciro's and punched him behind the left ear in response to an insult in which he was called a "dago".
Sinatra was taken to court, and according to Kelley, Mortimer received Mafia threats to drop the case or lose his life. Miller thought he would try this novelty approach for Sinatra because he felt the singer's "great records" weren't selling. His friend, Jimmy Van Heusen, convinced him that the song would be a success. Their feud grew worse when Melcher suggested that Day sing "Young at Heart" as the film's title song when Sinatra's recording of the song was already a hit.
Day conceded that she did not care whose voice was heard singing the film's title song. Because of the rift, the Young at Heart soundtrack album contains all the songs heard in the film but the title Young at Heart. Sinatra's hit recording is heard at the beginning and end of the film.
She says that though he was not formally banned from the country, the bureaucrat "made it seem so" and stated that the situation caused much humiliation to the family. Witnesses to the incident said the two men both made threats, with Waterman producing a gun and pointing it at Sinatra.
Sinatra walked out of the casino and returned to his Palm Springs home without fulfilling the rest of his three-week engagement there. Waterman was booked on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon, but was released without bail. Refusing to make "two pictures for the price of one", he left the production and did not return.
Fox initially sued Sinatra for a million dollars for breach of contract and replaced him with Gordon MacRae. Fox agreed to drop the claim on condition that he appear in another Album) of theirs. Sponsored by American Tobacco Company's Lucky Strike brand of cigarettes, the show featured the top ten songs of each week. He often started shouting about this on the set of the television show when he phoned his home and could not reach Gardner.
Mansfield had to communicate with Sinatra through the entourage that always accompanied him to CBS. Sinatra was always late to work and did not care to spend any time at rehearsal; he blamed all those connected with the program for the poor ratings it received. Mansfield was at his wits' end with Sinatra and his television show and quit the program. Mansfield informed him that he was man of great talent but a failure as a person, which led to Sinatra attempting to angrily fire him.
Mansfield replied that he was too late, as he had resigned that morning. After Della Penta attempted to tear off Barbato's dress, Sinatra ordered Barbato away and told Della Pinta that he would marry Barbato, several years his junior, because she was pregnant. Della Penta went to the police, and Sinatra was arrested on a morals charge for seduction. Go home and take a bath You're nothing but a two-dollar cunt.
You know what that means, don't you? You've been laying down for two dollars all your life". According to Rojek, Sinatra then proceeded to place two-dollar bills in her wine glass and remarked, "Here's two dollars, baby, that's what you're used to". The two men never spoke again. Kennedywas intensifying his own investigations into organized crime figures such as Chicago mob boss Sam Giancana, who had earlier stayed at Sinatra's home. Kennedy was strongly advised by Henry Petersena senior official of the Justice Department, to avoid staying with Sinatra.
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