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Julianne Hough set off a firestorm on Twitter with her "Orange is the New Black" costume.
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now we have lady pants. These designers drew their inspirations from a time when art nouveau, Louis Armstrong and Al Jolson made up the "buzz-worthy" list. When Coco Chanel was making hats or pants for the first time in the early 1900s there
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internally toasted. Then you hammer the wood, beat it to pieces, and there's smoke everywhere, and you look like Al Jolson ." Renderer This rather unpleasant process essentially recycles dead animals into products like chicken feed and biodiesel
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testify about earlier involvement with the Communist Party. Park, who had earned an Oscar nod for his portrayal of singer Al Jolson in the 1946 biopic "The Jolson Story," was called before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1951, where
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was only two and don't remember the trip. One of my first memories is of attending a movie with my mother. It was Al Jolson 's The Singing Fool, the tale of a singer who broke the hearts of those early talking-picture audiences as he sang
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many ways essentially a nation of Conversation about race is engineered these days. This year for the first time since Al Jolson Hollywood felt it was safe to nominate a white actor in black face for an Oscar I a little confused right now. But I
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artist in 2008, "he would have been influenced by whomever came along today, just as he was shaped by Bing Crosby and Al Jolson and Louis Armstrong and other influences he heard as a kid," Feinstein says. "And he would have taken these new influences
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and reads like an A-Z of Tinseltown, sports-page, literary, musical and political lists from the Jazz Age on: Al Jolson , Josephine Baker, Babe Ruth, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Eleanor Roosevelt, John Wayne, Marlon Brando
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in seventh grade in junior high school. And there was this girl who was in blackface because she was going to imitate Al Jolson . And we were both sitting backstage in a corner. And we liked each other and we started to make out. And it was the
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William Randolph Hearst's yellow press and inflammatory coverage of his trials. In 1950, the 64-year-old entertainer Al Jolson died during a card game in a penthouse suite. According to Mark Gordon of "The Great Frisco Crime Tour," Jolson said
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Bugs distracts a black rabbit hunter by rattling a pair of dice. In another episode, Bugs imitates a blackfaced Al Jolson . In another, he calls an oafish, bucktoothed Eskimo a "big baboon." The controversial episodes, dating back to
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too racially charged. In one episode, the wisecracking, carrot-chomping Bugs is featured parodying a black-faced Al Jolson ; in another he calls an oafish, bucktoothed Eskimo a "big baboon"; and in yet another he distracts a black rabbit