This is the first part of a two-part interview focusing on the life and career of cultural icon Frank Sinatra, as told by acclaimed biographer and character journalist James Kaplan. Kaplan is a writer and expert on all things Sinatra, as detailed in his two volumes: Frank: The Voice and Sinatra: The Chairman. In this episode, Kaplan highlights Frank: The Voice, discussing Sinatra's formative years, his tremendous early success, a career slump, and his comeback. Throughout this compelling conversation,... [see more] the author shares rare anecdotes and insight into Sinatra's complex public persona and stardom.
The Drexel InterView is a half-hour, original series featuring interesting people and interesting talk. Hosted by best-selling author, critic and Drexel University Distinguished Professor of English Paula Marantz Cohen, each episode features an interview with a noteworthy figure. Guests reflect a diversity of opinions and backgrounds and come from fields including art, politics, science and business.