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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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I whelped the bitch down myself, so I was the first to see Jolson - and him me
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.
ATHE Jolson Story was a 1946 biographical film telling the story of the singer's career.
They play Waves of the Danube by Iosif Ivanovici, re-named The Anniversary Song by Al Jolson, ad nauseam.
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.
Today, the cartoon is in the public domain, and often appears without the 15-second Jolson parody.
POSSIBLY the world's most famous Mammy's boy is in the region this week with a stunning performance by Allan Stewart as Al Jolson, star of the first "talky" film.
WHERE else would you find the music of Al Jolson together with a spoof children's TV presenter and his puppet sidekick
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.
A AL Jolson was America's most famous entertainer in the 1920s and starred in the first talkie movie - The Jazz Singer in 1927.
In 1927, Al Jolson (born Al Yoelson) starred in the first "talkie" movie, The Jazz Singer, playing a cantor's son who wanted to sing jazz.