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The Jolson Story (1946) was a Biographical - Drama Film directed by Alfred E. Green and produced by Gordon Griffith, Sidney Skolsky and Sidney Buchman.

Academy Awards 1946 --- Ceremony Number 19 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorLarry ParksNominated
Best Supporting ActorWilliam DemarestNominated
Best CinematographyJoseph WalkerNominated
Best Film EditingWilliam LyonNominated
Best Music - ScoringMorris StoloffWon
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The Jolson Story (1946)

By Beatrice on Jan 23, 2015 From Flickers in Time

The Jolson Story Directed by Alfred E. Green Written by Harry Chandlee, Stephen Longstreet, and Andrew Solt 1946/USA Columbia Pictures Corporation First viewing/Netflix rental I don’t much care for Al Jolson so it comes as no surprise that I was not crazy about this musical biopic. Little... Read full article


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In the long shot of Jolson performing on the "runway", Al Jolson played himself; his only appearance in the film.
Interestingly, the cover picture of "The Jolson Story" soundtrack album, consisted of a drawing of two hands with white gloves, with no reference to his, at times controversial, "black face" makeup.
When the young Asa Yoelson is at the burlesque theater watching Steve Martin, there is an usher standing behind him and slightly to the right of the frame. Many have speculated that this usher is actually the real Al Jolson himself, this is not true.
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