Document: dbr039 [view transcript]
Handbill for the Douglass Theatre, advertising The jazz singer with Al Jolson,  Feb. 4 and 5
author: Douglass Theatre (Macon, Ga.)
extent:  p.
date: February 
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
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