Oct. 3, 1977: 50 years since 'The Jazz Singer' premiered

Fifty years ago, a film premiered at the old Warner Theatre in New York City that revolutionized the motion-picture industry. "The Jazz Singer" starring Al Jolson was an immediate hit and sounded in a new era of entertainment.
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Fifty years ago film premiered here at the old Warner theatre. Have revolutionized the motion picture industry. An amber. The jazz singers starring Al Jolson was an immediate hit and sounded in a new era of entertainment. And okay. What won't let me I'm. Well one of young miles. Not. Meaning. When told somebody you ain't heard nothing yet he didn't realize the magnitude of his words. Within a year every major film had some sound. Why the great white way blazed the blight heralding the miracle of talking pictures. The biggest name on the marquee is what found out and it sold tickets as never before the public loved.

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