Dr Karen McNally talks Sinatra with Hollywood stars

Film lecturer appears in BBC Radio 2 documentary to commemorate Frank Sinatra centenary.

Dr Karen McNally, Senior Lecturer in BA Film and Television Studies, joined Hollywood stars including Angie Dickinson and Shirley MacLaine in a BBC Radio 2 documentary to commemorate the centenary of Frank Sinatra’s birth on 12 December. The two-part ‘Sinatra on Screen’, which aired on 7 and 8 December, explored Sinatra’s film career, the culturally challenging image he portrayed on screen, and the legacy of his films. Stars also including Debbie Reynolds and Kim Novak discussed working with Sinatra and were joined by biographer James Kaplan. The programmes formed part of the BBC's commemoration of Sinatra's centenary. Karen McNally’s book When Frankie Went to Hollywood: Frank Sinatra and American Male Identity is published by University of Illinois Press.

Angie Dickinson and Frank Sinatra pose in a film still from Ocean's Eleven.