First ‘talkies’ anniversary celebrations in Paola

The Jazz Singer was the first feature-length film with not only a synchronised recorded music score, but also lip-synchronous singing and speech in several isolated sequences.

Known as the motion picture which ended the silent film era, The Jazz Singer featured six songs performed by American singer and actor Al Jolson.

It premiered on Thursday 6th October 1927 in the Warner Theatre in New York.

To celebrate its 91st anniversary, the Al Jolson International Society will be organising an exhibition at the Paola Local Council between the 3rd and 9th October 2018 during the council’s opening hours. The exhibition will include photos and information about the film.

More information may be obtained from tel. no: 99880489.