The Jazz Singer

The Jazz Singer of 1927, a Warner Brothers production starring Al Jolson, was based on Sampson Raphaelson's 1922 short story, "The Day of Atonement." The film, a tale of popular music and of intergenerational conflict among Jewish immigrants, was one of the earliest to use synchronous sound (via the Vitaphone system).
Currently the only materials on the film available to post on the web are the images on this page, for which the class is indebted to Vanessa Duarte. She scanned in the images as part of her project analyzing the film.
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