Only one square mile, Hoboken, New Jersey has bragging rights for many things: the birthplace of baseball, location for the film “On The Waterfront”, a vibrant social life and arts community – but it will always be known indisputably as the birthplace of Frank Sinatra.
On November 10, 1996, under the auspices of the Hoboken Historical Museum, a plaque was placed in the sidewalk in front of the property where Mr. Sinatra’s house once stood – and Mom & Pop Films was there to record this historic occasion as the residents of Hoboken and fans from beyond the city limits gathered to honor one of their own who had achieved greatness. His house may no longer exist but Frank’s presence is palpable – and the neighborhood’s love of Frank Sinatra is strong and undying.
Everyone had a story and they were happy and proud to tell it –meeting him, knowing him as a child, hearing him on a radio station in Jersey City for the first time, seeing him at the Paramount.
“I Knew Sinatra” is as much about the people who loved him as it is about the Chairman Of The Board.