How Frank Sinatra Became “The Sultan of Swoon”

In the 1940s, Sinatra’s stardom catapulted and changed American culture forever.


Photograph of Frank Sinatra taken by William Gottlieb at Liederkranz Hall in New York, 1947. Source: Wikimedia Commons

“It was incredible. It was like a mass hypnosis.” ~ Frank Sinatra Recalling His 1944 Performance at New York’s Paramount Theater

In 1940, a 24-year-old Frank Sinatra was traveling across the country with the Tommy Dorsey Band…



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