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Al Jolson: A Bio-bibliography James Fisher

Al Jolson: A Bio-bibliography

James Fisher

Published January 20th 1994
ISBN : 9780313286209
Hardcover
344 pages
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From the early days of his stage career in the decades before World War I through his unparalleled comeback after World War II, Al Jolson was billed as The Worlds Greatest Entertainer. This book provides an insightful sketch of Jolsons life and aMoreFrom the early days of his stage career in the decades before World War I through his unparalleled comeback after World War II, Al Jolson was billed as The Worlds Greatest Entertainer. This book provides an insightful sketch of Jolsons life and a comprehensive record of his extensive career. The volume begins with a biography which discusses the factors that shaped Jolsons development as a performer. A chronology of the chief events in his life follows. Chapters are then devoted to his stage, film, recording, and broadcast career. Each of these chapters contains annotated entries for Jolsons performances. A bibliography follows, with entries for books, periodicals, and newspaper articles. Appendices list stage shows based on Jolsons life, along with newsreels, cartoons, awards, and endorsements related to his career. Name and title indexes conclude the work and add to its reference value.