Celebrate what would have been the 100th birthday of a true American icon, Frank Sinatra, with a screening of On the Town, plus an Oscar-winning Sinatra short film with an introduction by author Charles Pignone, who will be signing copies of his book Sinatra 100 at the historic Egyptian Theatre. Three sailors on a 24-hour pass in New York City fall for three local ladies. Singing and dancing abound in this freewheeling 1949 comedy, ranked one of the Top 20 Movie Musicals of All Time by the American Film Institute. Directed by Gene Kelly and starring Kelly, Sinatra and Ann Miller, and with music by Leonard Bernstein and Roger Edens, it's easy to see why this film musical is still great fun to watch more than 65 years later. The night kicks off with Mervyn LeRoy's short The House I Live In, in which Sinatra takes a break from a recording session to offer a gang of kids a lesson in religious tolerance.
Author Charles Pignone will sign copies of his book Sinatra 100 in the lobby at 6:30pm.