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    The Jazz Singer (Warner Brothers, 1927). Pre-War Release Australian Daybill (15" X 40").
    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, some scenes 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 picture was a hit, creating a world wide sensation, and virtually saving Warner Brothers. A very special offering, perhaps the only known copy, the Australian poster features Jolson and has been carefully restored on linen. Touchup has been applied within the artwork, resulting in a beautiful display piece. The linen has been trimmed to the border. Paper from this historic title is scarce, and rarely, if ever, becomes available. Fine+ on Linen.




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