Monday, 30 April 2018

Poster of 1st Talkie 'Warner Bros.' 'The Jazz Singer' (1927).





- Manoj Kulkarni

'The Jazz Singer's (1927) producer 
Darryl F. Zanuck won Honorary 'Oscar'!

What a great coincidence this is 'International Jazz Day' and first World Talkie 'The Jazz Singer' (1927) is completing 90 years!
'The Jazz Singer's' (1927) 
director Alan Crosland.

'Warner Bros.' produced 'The Jazz Singer' was a first feature-length motion picture with not only a synchronised recorded music score, but also lip-synchronous singing and speech! For this Vitaphone sound-on-disc system was used!

Film which ends the silent era..
'The Jazz Singer' was based on play of same name by Samson Raphaelson! 
It tells the story of a young man's struggle to become a Jazz Singer! Alfred A. Cohn wrote the screenplay of it and Alan Crosland directed this film which cinematographed by Hal Mohr and edited by Harold McCord..And Louise Silvers composed the music in which 6 songs sung by Al Jolson who played the lead role with beautiful actress May McAvoy and Yossele Rosenblat!
'The Jazz Singer's (1927) 
pretty actress May McAvoy.

For this first world talkie..producer Darryl F. Zanuck won Honorary Academy Award!

'The Jazz Singer's (1927) lead actor Al Jolson singing!

My film magazine 'Chitrasrushti's first special issue was on '75 years of world talkies'..which published in 2002!!

Tribute to this first world talkie & it's makers!!

- Manoj Kulkarni 
['Chitrasrushti', Pune, India]

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