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The Jazz Singer, starring Al Jolson, is a 1927 musical film that was one of the
most significant developments in the history of motion pictures. It was the first
film with synchronized sequences which heralded what became known as the
“talkies” and the decline of the silent film era. The movie premiered on
October 6, 1927, at Warner Bros.’ flagship theater in New York City.  

ÒThe Jazz Singer,Ó the 1927 breakthrough film that featured synchronized sound in both musical numbers and talking segments, will be celebrated in an 80th anniversary screening on Friday, October 5, at 8 p.m. at the Academy of Motion Picture of Arts and SciencesÕ Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Pictured here is the Warners Theatre marquee featuring "The Jazz Singer," ca. 1927.

Courtesy of the Margaret Herrick Library
Warner’s Theatre in New York

 

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