Belknap Collection, Popular Performers 1911- : Al Jolson.

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Jolson, Al, d. 1950. Belknap Collection, Popular Performers 1911- : Al Jolson.

Belknap Collection, Popular Performers 1911- : Al Jolson.

Contains collectables catalogs; clippings; theatre programs, advertisements, postcards, and photographs of Al Jolson and his performances from Vaudeville to talking movies and many U.S.O. tours; ephemera for the International Al Jolson Society such as membership cards, programs for events, and the constitution for the society; The Jolson Journal (selected issues, no. 69 to present); the newsletter for the International Al Jolson Society (1988 to present, some issues may be missing); Music scores for works which were written by Jolson as well as Irving Berlin, Albert Bryan, Dave Dreyer, Raymond Egan, Fred Fischer, Ira and George Gershwin, Gus Kahn, Rodgers & Hart, and Billy Rose. A 33 1/3 LP recording "The best of [Al] Jolson" is also included. The Ruby Keeler folder contains obituaries and photographs. The Tributes and Impressionists contains advertisements of tributes to Al Jolson as well as news clippings and commentary.

2 boxes (2 lin. ft.) : ill., ports., music, phono.

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