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    The Jazz Singer (Warner Brothers, 1927). Lobby Card (11" X 14").
    As every movie fan knows, after twenty years of silent films, The Jazz Singer was the first full-length sound feature and it began the revolution of talking pictures. Produced by Warner Brothers with their Vitaphone sound process, Al Jolson, performing in black face, speaks and sings for the first time! His first words were prophetic -- "Wait a minute, wait a minute, you ain't heard nothin' yet." The production costs for the film were $422,000, a large sum for the financially strapped studio, but the film was a hit, creating a world wide sensation, and virtually saving Warner Brothers. This beautiful card has light smudges in two corners, and a minor edge nick in the bottom border. Paper from this historic title is scarce, and rarely, if ever, becomes available. In such pristine condition, this lobby card will garner much attention from serious collectors. Very Fine.


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