Al Jolson was a member of St. Cecile Lodge No. 568, Grand Lodge of New York
Here are some videos of Al Jolson performances. For historical purposes we have included some of Al Jolson’s performances in blackface. which is considered very offensive today but which was common at the time he did it.
A Plantation Act (1926) – a short movie from 1926, a precursor to The Jazz Singer, the first talking motion picture produced by Warner Brothers, released in 1928.
Sitting On Top Of The World (1928) – from the movie The Singing Fool
There’s A Rainbow On My Shoulder (1928) – from the movie The Singing Fool
I Love To Singa (1936) with Cab Calloway, from the movie The Singing Kid
April Showers and My Mammy, performed on 29 August 1949 at Soldiers’ Field, Chicago
British Pathe newsreel about Al Jolson’s funeral, 1950:
Here is a YouTube video of excerpts from the 1946 movie Al Jolson Sings, a biography of Al Jolson with Larry Parks as Al Jolson and some familiar faces among the cast:
Here’s a 1949 movie Al Jolson Sings Again (1949), released to capitalize on the success of Al Jolson Sings, again with Larry Parks as Al Jolson and some familiar faces among the cast:
Here’s a 1960’s TV program about Al Jolson:
Here’s a 2009 YouTube video of Al Jolson’s gravesite:
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