Lot: 172 Rare Al Jolson Black Face Photo 1918-19



2015-11-04 12:50:51

Lot 172: Very rare 11 x 14 photo of Jolson in Black face done by White. There is a large signature on the bottom, but we believe it to be secretarially signed. Photo does have issues mostly on edges missing, dings and there are some tears, one almost touching Jolson on the right side but Jolson's image is clean and mostly unaffected. The Broadway production of Sinbad opened on February 14, 1918 at the Winter Garden Theatre, where it ran for 164 performances. The cast included Jolson (in blackface), Kitty Doner, Constance Farber and Forrest Huff. This was the Musical that overtime Jolson had introduced both Suwanee River and Mammy his two most famous songs!Photos of this size and period are quite rare. Oak Auctions' Rare Autograph and Manuscript Auction Thursday, 19th November 2015 Estimate: $400-500
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