Es una obra nostalgica, con personajes --como Huguito, el Al Jolson
chileno-- detenidos mas bien en el pasado.
As Al Jolson
he was on Broadway in 1912, making his first hit record, The Spaniard That Blighted My Life, and was soon the world's best-known performer, earning an astonishing pounds 5,000 a week when a labourer in Cardiff was lucky to get two quid.
in full gallop across the stage; of Marilyn Miller, whose coltish, loose-limbed dancing is so winsome that her allure shines right through the grainy scrim of ancient film; of Al Jolson
, swiveling his hips and making me finally understand--all these years later--why my old boss considered him the most sensational performer he'd ever seen; of George Gershwin banging on the rehearsal piano for a galaxy of tapping chorus girls; of Ethel Waters and John Bubbles performing together.
It is structured around three case studies of what Alexander misleadingly calls "outsider identification": the lives and careers of Arnold Rothstein, Felix Frankfurter, and Al Jolson
So he brings Al Jolson
[and] all the troops down, they go through a receiving line not a single smile from Coolidge.
This work, in which the artist covers his body in white, pink, green, and black, stirs up from the spectator's musings an assortment of memories: Noh theater, Al Jolson
, the pink and blue bodies of Pontormo's famous Entombment, even Rodchenko.
Anecdotes about Irving Berlin, James Thurber, Bessie Smith, Al Jolson
, and Ethel Waters, to name just a few of the dozens and dozens of individuals we meet in these pages, are deftly used to illustrate Douglas's larger arguments.
However, the singers who achieved stardom on radio in the 1920s were predominately white interpreters of black song - Al Jolson
, Rudy Vallee, Eddie Cantor, and Sophie Tucker.
I guess Al Jolson
and Ruby got a divorce, and then.
The movie, which brought Broadway superstar Al Jolson
"alive" and seemingly singing from the screen, was an immediate sensation when it opened in 1927 and created a revolution in the motion picture industry.
He loved Al Jolson
and Clancy Hayes and at one time played around pubs and clubs with a pianist performing a tribute to Jolson.
BORN PELE, football superstar, 1940, above WEIRD Al Yankovic, comedian, 1959 RYAN Reynolds, film actor, 1976 DIED WG Grace, cricket great, 1915 AL Jolson
, above, US singer, 1950 JOHN Boyd Dunlop, tyre inventor, 1921