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Handbill for the Douglass Theatre, advertising The jazz singer with Al Jolson, [1928] Feb. 4 and 5


author: Douglass Theatre (Macon, Ga.)
extent: [1] p.
date: February [1928]
summary: Handbill advertising that the film The Jazz Singer, starring Al Jolson, will be shown in the Douglass Theatre on February 4 and 5, 1928. An image of Al Jolson in the center of the handbill declares him to be "the world's greatest comedian and King of Jazz." The handbill notes that this is the first time the film will be shown at popular prices. The handbill further emphasizes that the film has sound and lists the songs that Jolson will sing. The film is boldly declared "the supreme triumph" of the motion picture industry. Finally, the handbill indicates the venue, the Douglass Theatre, and lists the dates on which the picture will be shown. Released October 6, 1927, The Jazz Singer was one of the earliest talkies. Jolson appears in blackface during the film.
repository: Middle Georgia Archives
collection: Charles Henry Douglass business records
box: 20
folder: 189
item: 5

subjects:
Macon (Ga.)
Bibb County (Ga.)
Douglass Theatre (Macon, Ga.)
Jolson, Al, d. 1950
Sound motion pictures
Feature films--United States
Motion picture theaters--Georgia--Macon
Advertising--Motion pictures--Georgia--Macon
Film posters--Georgia--Macon
Advertising fliers--Georgia--Macon
Jazz singer (Motion picture : 1927)
Handbills




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 Now Is Your Chance to See What You Have
Heard so Much About -- First Time at
POPULAR PRICES
 
 Al Jolson 
 -- IN -- 
 THE JAZZ SINGER 
HEAR
WHAT
YOU
SEE -
SEE
WHAT
YOU
HEAR

[Note: Image of Al Jolson singing in blackface]
AL JOLSON
The Worlds Greatest Comedian and King of Jazz
On the Phototone]
Hear Him
Sing -
"Mammy"
Toot Toot Tootsie
My Gal Sal
Mother,
I Still Have
You
The Supreme Triumph the World has Ever
Known in the Motion Picture Industry
 DOUGLASS THEATRE 
 Two Days Only-Monday & Tuesday- Feb. [February] 4 & 5 
POPULAR PRICESSpecial School Childrens [Schoolchildren's] Matinee Tues. [Tuesday] Afternoon