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    The Jazz Singer (Warner Brothers, 1927). Lobby Card (11" X 14").
    The first man to speak and sing in a full length feature, Al Jolson will forever be remembered for his monumental role that reshaped the movie industry. He will also always be remembered, whether for better of worse, for his iconic blackface costume, seen in these two great images. Despite modern perceptions of blackface performers, Jolson was actually among one of the first advocates for black actors and writers in Hollywood. His entire act was specifically formed to introduce insulated white audiences to the jazz music he so loved, and to help gain black performers legitimacy in the eyes of audiences nationwide. This fantastic card is from the one of two lobby card sets printed for the film's original release, and has a yellow title and blue credit up top, instead of a red title and credit. It's rare to find lobby cards in this wonderful of condition for a picture this old, showing only a small smudge in the upper right corner. Very Fine+.


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