Al Jolson: A Bio-Bibliography

Al Jolson: A Bio-Bibliography

by James Fisher
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313286205

ISBN-13: 9780313286209

Pub. Date: 01/28/1994

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

From the early days of his stage career in the decades before World War I through his unparalleled comeback after World War II, Al Jolson was billed as The World's Greatest Entertainer. This book provides an insightful sketch of Jolson's life and a comprehensive record of his extensive career. The volume begins with a biography which discusses the factors that

Overview

From the early days of his stage career in the decades before World War I through his unparalleled comeback after World War II, Al Jolson was billed as The World's Greatest Entertainer. This book provides an insightful sketch of Jolson's life and a comprehensive record of his extensive career. The volume begins with a biography which discusses the factors that shaped Jolson's development as a performer. A chronology of the chief events in his life follows. Chapters are then devoted to his stage, film, recording, and broadcast career. Each of these chapters contains annotated entries for Jolson's performances. A bibliography follows, with entries for books, periodicals, and newspaper articles. Appendices list stage shows based on Jolson's life, along with newsreels, cartoons, awards, and endorsements related to his career. Name and title indexes conclude the work and add to its reference value.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313286209
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/1994
Series:
Bio-Bibliographies in the Performing Arts Series, #48
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations

Acknowledgments

Preface

Biography

Chronology

Stage

Film

Discography

Radio and Television

Sheet Music

Bibliography

Appendix A: Stage Shows Based on Jolson's Life

Appendix B: Newsreels

Appendix C: Cartoons

Appendix D: Awards

Appendix E: Endorsements

Title Index

Name Index

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