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    Hallelujah, I'm a Bum (United Artists, 1933). Title Lobby Card and Lobby Cards (5) (11" X 14").
    Al Jolson was one of the biggest stars in the world, just six years after the great success of The Jazz Singer. This Rodgers and Hart musical, with its experimental rhyming couplets dialogue, was not the hit with audiences everyone expected. Jolson's wife, Ruby Keeler, had been offered the Madge Evans role, but turned it down--she didn't want her first film to be with her husband. Instead, she did 42nd Street, which was a huge smash. That, combined with the disappointment of Hallelujah was a large factor in the breakup of the Jolson's marriage. In 1939, this was the very first film shown on the fledgling television medium, on W2XBS in New York City. There is a slight bit of edge wear on one of the scene cards. The title card has staining from the upper edge into Jolson's image, and a dust shadow on the left edge. An apparent tear in the upper left corner of one of the scene cards is actually a tear in the original negative--there is no damage whatsoever to the card. Very Fine-.


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