Here at hMAG.com, we always keep the candle burning for Frank Sinatra. Hell, even if he wasn’t born here, we’d still be in awe of Frank.
It seems the good people at HBO are also fans, as they’ll be airing an in-depth two-night documentary called “Sinatra: All or Nothing at All,” which begins this Sunday, April 5 at 8 p.m., with part two on Monday, April 6.
“Focusing on Sinatra’s first 60 years – beginning with his birth in Hoboken, New Jersey and meteoric rise in his 20s – and drawing on comments from friends and family, as well as never-before-seen footage from home movies and concert performances, this unprecedented tribute to the beloved showman follows Sinatra’s growth from roadhouse performer to global singing sensation,” says HBO.com.
Hoboken will be very much a part of this documentary, as Hoboken is very much a part of Frank—and vice versa. Segments of “Sinatra: All or Nothing at All” were reportedly filmed here in town—notably a few scenes at Moran’s (501 Garden Street), as members of the Sinatra family used to frequent the establishment that once occupied that corner.
To learn more about Sinatra and Hoboken, please visit the Hoboken Historical Museum. In preparation for Frank’s 100th birthday, the museum will be hosting its “My Way” gala event on Saturday, April 25.
In the meantime, we’ll be sure to check out the HBO doc this Sunday night, with a glass of Jack Daniels in hand…