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Al Jolson sings in the 1st-ever Talkie “The Jazz Singer”

It was Warner Bros that took the 1st leap into the all-talking movie with the Jazz Singer in 1927. Though there are instances of sound being used earlier this film is the 1st feature-length motion-pic with synchronized dialogues. Directed by … Continue reading

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Mammy – Al Jolson (Jazz Singer performance)

The fantastic Al Jolson performing his signature tune ‘Mammy’ in the finale of the 1927 film ‘The Jazz Singer’ and yes, it’s in blackface! Great performance. Written by Joe Young/Sam M. Lewis/Walter Donaldson Submit via FilmFreeway:   Subscribe to the FILM … Continue reading


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