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Jolson

Al, real name Asa Yoelson. 1886--1950, US singer and film actor, born in Russia; star of the first talking picture The Jazz Singer (1927)
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Named after a former star of the flaps called Jolson, who was owned by part-owner Paul Noble's grandad, Mill Jolson runs in the name of Noble's mum and nan, Karen and Irene, and the cheers could be heard from as VVCONTINUES, page 88
"There were five cinemas in Bootle, the Imperial, the Palace, the Strand, the Coliseum and the Gainsbury, and normally they would change a film, but they didn't do that with The Jolson Story, they played it right through the week.
And our response was to use materials we could lay up to express their textures instead of actual white, which would have been very stark, particularly with the north-west orientation," says Jolson.
This is a terrible loss, and she fought as hard as she could," said Jolson, according to a Daily Mail (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2153840/Desperate-Housewives-star-Kathryn-Joosten-aged-72.html) report.
The Dirge Singer (1922) This radio special starring Al Jolson was based on the singer's life.
QCAN you give me some information on the films The Jolson Story and Jolson Sings Again?
Host Mervyn Francis performs Al Jolson hits, with the Martyn St James band.
The picture had been taken in 1937 when Braun was 25, and she had captioned the image "Me as Al Jolson".
Heyward had first promised the musical rights of "Porgy" to Gershwin, but gave them to Jerome Kern, and suggested strongly for Al Jolson as Porgy.
And Brian, whose roles have been as diverse as Caractacus Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Al Jolson in the musical Jolson, admits to some first-night nerves when taking to the stage in a skirt.
The guy in blackface has to be Al Jolson, who starred in the movie as a Jewish boy whose father, a cantor, wanted him to give up his career on the popular stage and succeed him.
Not so much a musical, more a theatrical lecture-demonstration, this cost-conscious show is built around the remarkable ability of actor-singer Allan Stewart to knock out a string of early-20th century pop songs in the style of Al Jolson.