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This movie shows the idealized career of the singer Al Jolson, a little Jewish boy who goes against the will of his father in order to be in showbiz. He becomes a star, falls in love with a... See full summary »
According to legend songwriters B.G. Desylva, Lew Brown and Ray Henderson wanted to write a song that was so saccharine sweet that Jolson would be ashamed to sing it. The joke backfired on them The song was "Sonny Boy" and it became one of Jolson's ... ...
Broadway? What a street! You know something, baby? It belongs to me. You know something else? If you want, I'll give it to you.
Immediately following Jolson's announcement that he'll star in The Jazz Singer, a view of New York is shown at night with an unmistakable Empire State Building seen in the distance with its unique lighting (although its appearance varies somewhat in the daytime view). The Jazz Singer debuted in 1927, but the Empire State Building only opened in 1931, with excavation only beginning in 1930, 3 years after The Jazz Singer debuted.
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