Friday, July 16, 2010

AL JOLSON (1886-1950)

Many young people remember Al Jolson as an outdated singer who wore blackface, but Jolson was so much more, and he would have been the first to tell you that! Jolson was one of the greatest entertainers of all time. Despite the view of blackface today, in the 1920s and 1930s it was an acceptable form of entertainment. Here are some clips that show the great Al Jolson in action...

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