Al Jolson Brings Sound (Kinda) to the Silver Screen

Cinema and covert racism would never be the same

I’m sorry but just — ugh.

“Wait a minute, wait a minute, you ain’t heard nothin’ yet!” — Al Jolson in “The Jazz Singer”

When the film “The Jazz Singer” was released on October 6, 1927 it heralded the end of one era and the dawn of another. While not a “talkie” in the true sense, it sounded the…



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Kathy Copeland Padden

Kathy Copeland Padden


is a news junkie, history buff, and music fanatic surfing the End Times wave with bemusement. Come along!