The Jazz Singer is a 1927 American musical film. The first feature-length motion picture with synchronized dialogue sequences, its release heralded the commercial ascendance of the "talkies" and the decline of the silent film era.

The Jazz Singer is a 1927 American musical film. The first feature-length motion picture with synchronized dialogue sequences, its release heralded the commercial ascendance of the "talkies" and the decline of the silent film era.

Myrna Loy in "The Jazz Singer" (1927) - Nick says "Really?  Is this the same Jazz Singer that was the first talky?  With Al Jolson?

Myrna Loy in "The Jazz Singer" (1927) - Nick says "Really? Is this the same Jazz Singer that was the first talky? With Al Jolson?

The Jazz Singer 27x40 Movie Poster (1927)

The Jazz Singer 27x40 Movie Poster (1927)

1927 NY Times w AD for 1st "Talkiing" Movie THE JAZZ SINGER starring AL JOLSON

1927 NY Times w AD for 1st "Talkiing" Movie THE JAZZ SINGER starring AL JOLSON

Directed by Alan Crosland.  With Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Warner Oland, Eugenie Besserer. The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy the traditions of his religious father in order to pursue his dream of becoming a jazz singer.

The Jazz Singer (1927)

Directed by Alan Crosland. With Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Warner Oland, Eugenie Besserer. The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy the traditions of his religious father in order to pursue his dream of becoming a jazz singer.

The Jazz Singer 1927

The Jazz Singer (1927)

The Jazz Singer is a 1927 American musical film. The first feature-length motion picture with synchronized dialogue sequences, its release heralded the commercial ascendance of the "talkies" and the decline of the silent film era.

The Jazz Singer is a 1927 American musical film. The first feature-length motion picture with synchronized dialogue sequences, its release heralded the commercial ascendance of the "talkies" and the decline of the silent film era.

This excerpt from 1927's "The Jazz Singer" exemplifies the musical styling of Jazz, itself symbolic of the Roaring Twenties and the source of the Jazz Age's namesake. Fitzgerald was an active celebrity in the 1920s and had a "playboy image". The trappings of the Jazz Age is one of the main focuses of The Great Gatsby.

This excerpt from 1927's "The Jazz Singer" exemplifies the musical styling of Jazz, itself symbolic of the Roaring Twenties and the source of the Jazz Age's namesake. Fitzgerald was an active celebrity in the 1920s and had a "playboy image". The trappings of the Jazz Age is one of the main focuses of The Great Gatsby.

I usually feature vintage photos of Los Angeles and Hollywood but today I’m doing a bit of a cheat, but it’s Hollywood-related so I’m sure you’ll forgive me. It’s a photo of the Warners' Theatre at 1664 Broadway in New York during the original run of "The Jazz Singer" in 1927. You can by the crowds spilling out on the sidewalk what a sensation the film was. What surprises me is that they only had two sessions a day, at 2.30pm and 8.45pm, with a 3pm matinee on Sundays. Say what??? Warner…

I usually feature vintage photos of Los Angeles and Hollywood but today I’m doing a bit of a cheat, but it’s Hollywood-related so I’m sure you’ll forgive me. It’s a photo of the Warners' Theatre at 1664 Broadway in New York during the original run of "The Jazz Singer" in 1927. You can by the crowds spilling out on the sidewalk what a sensation the film was. What surprises me is that they only had two sessions a day, at 2.30pm and 8.45pm, with a 3pm matinee on Sundays. Say what??? Warner…

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