Real Al Jolson story].



Publisher: London Weekend in London

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  • Jolson, Al, -- 1886-1950.

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SeriesThe South Bank show
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The somewhat fictional biography that follows in a work crafted from much study and research. Some details were verified by reading Harry Jolson’s book, “Mistah Jolson,” Michael Freedland’s book “Jolson, the Story of Al Jolson,” and Doug McClelland’s rare “Blackface to Blacklist,” written about “The Jolson Story” and Larry Parks’ problems with the House Un-American.

Over years after Jolson's birth, sees his story, "Jolson: The Musical", return to the stage. Real Al Jolson story]. book musical is based on this biography. The book includes Jolson's love affair with his audience, his three marriages, his ego and his personal life, along with many anecdotes and reminiscences from those who knew, loved and worked with him.4/5(14).

The somewhat fictional biography that follows in a work crafted from much study and research. Some details were verified by reading Harry Jolson’s book, “Mistah Jolson,” Michael Freedland’s book “Jolson, the Story of Al Jolson,” and Doug McClelland’s rare “Blackface to Blacklist,” written about “The Jolson Story” and Larry Parks’ problems with the House Un-American 5/5(1).

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