Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    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.




    Please see full-color, enlargeable images above for more details.

    View movie details on IMDB
    View movie details on AllMovie


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    March, 2014
    22nd-23rd Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 3,151

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 November 21 - 22 Movie Posters Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Grey is a true asset to Heritage Auctions and Heritage Auctions are a true asset to the Movie Poster Hobby.
    Jim G.,
    Ray, MI
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Auction #162028 spotlights


    The War of the Worlds (Paramount, 1953). Very Fine+. Window Card
    BID NOW


    Jailhouse Rock (MGM, 1957). Folded, Fine+. Six Sheet
    BID NOW


    Sullivan's Travels (Paramount, 1941). Fine/Very Fine. Lobby Card
    BID NOW


    The Incredible Shrinking Man (Universal International, 1957). Rolled, Fine/Very Fine. Half Sheet
    BID NOW


    The Postman Always Rings Twice (MGM, 1946). Fine/Very Fine. Title Lobby Card
    BID NOW


    Curse of the Demon (Columbia, 1957). Folded, Fine. Half Sheet
    BID NOW


    The Circus (United Artists, 1928). Fine/Very Fine. Lobby Card
    BID NOW


    The Last Man on Earth (American International, 1964). Rolled, Fine+. Half Sheet
    BID NOW

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search