Frontani Has Chapter Published

School of Communications faculty member Michael Frontani has had a chapter published in Italian Americans and Arts & Culture. The chapter, "'From the Bottom to the Top': Frank Sinatra, the American Myth of Success, and Italian American Identity,' describes the creation and evolution of Frank Sinatra’s image in the American media from the 1940s to the 1960s. It analyzes elements of that image, including urban traits and characteristics, that emerged as national symbols of Italian-Americans as the New York-centered media, among them Time, Newsweek, the New York Times and Life, promoted local stereotypes throughout their national distribution.


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