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28 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Al Jolson. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Al Jolson, often where they are interviewed.

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28 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Al Jolson. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Al Jolson, often where they are interviewed.

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When The Man Comes Follow Him & Special Guest Star Al Jolson

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First up tonight is Escape, from 1949, with an episode entitled "When The Man Comes, Follow Him". And stay tuned for The Bob Hope Show with special guest star Al Jolson!
Nov 05 2020 · 57mins
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OTR Christmas Shows - Jimmy Durante - 1947-12-18 AFRS The Music Hall Starring Al Jolson

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Oct 04 2020 · 27mins

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Playful Thursday - Lux Radio Theatre: Burlesque - featuring Al Jolson and Ruby Keeler (06-15-1936)

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Lux Radio Theatre, sometimes spelled Lux Radio Theater, a classic radio anthology series, was broadcast on the NBC Blue Network (1934–35) (owned by the National Broadcasting Company, later predecessor of American Broadcasting Company [ABC] in 1943–1945); CBS Radio network (Columbia Broadcasting System) (1935–54), and NBC Radio (1954–55). Initially, the series adapted Broadway plays during its first two seasons before it began adapting films. These hour-long radio programs were performed live before studio audiences. The series became the most popular dramatic anthology series on radio, broadcast for more than 20 years and continued on television as the Lux Video Theatre through most of the 1950s. The primary sponsor of the show was Unilever through its Lux Soap brand.

Broadcasting from New York, the series premiered at 2:30 pm, October 14, 1934, on the NBC Blue Network with a production of Seventh Heaven starring Miriam Hopkins and John Boles in a full-hour adaptation of the 1922–24 Broadway production by Austin Strong. The host was the show's fictional producer, Douglass Garrick (portrayed by John Anthony). Doris Dagmar played another fictional character, Peggy Winthrop, who delivered the Lux commercials. Each show featured a scripted session with Garrick talking to the lead actors. Anthony appeared as Garrick from the premiere 1934 episode until June 30, 1935. Garrick was portrayed by Albert Hayes from July 29, 1935, to May 25, 1936, when the show moved to the West Coast.

Famed studio executive and film producer and director Cecil B. DeMille took over as the host on June 1, 1936, continuing until January 22, 1945. That initial episode with DeMille featured stars Marlene Dietrich and Clark Gable in The Legionnaire and the Lady. On several occasions, usually when he was out of town, he was temporarily replaced by various celebrities, including Leslie Howard and Edward Arnold.

Lux Radio Theatre strove to feature as many of the original stars of the original stage and film productions as possible, usually paying them $5,000 an appearance. In 1936, when sponsor manufacturer Lever Brothers (who made Lux brand soap and detergent) moved the show from New York City to Hollywood, the program began to emphasize adaptations of films rather than plays. The first Lux film adaptation was The Legionnaire and the Lady, with Marlene Dietrich and Clark Gable, based on the film Morocco. That was followed by a Lux adaptation of The Thin Man, featuring the movie's actual stars, Myrna Loy and William Powell.

Oct 01 2020 · 1hr
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Episode 20 goes Yodelin' Crazy with Great Gildersleeve 4/7/48 along with an Al Jolson favorite on Sounds Like Radio with Your Humble Host

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Episode 20 Sounds Like Radio: Yodelin' Slim & Al Jolson drop by to visit Your Humble Host & listen to the Great Gildersleeve 4/7/48 edition.  These 2 songs are unbelievable and even Your Humble Host gets in some Roy Rogers style yodellin' !

Sep 14 2020 · 38mins
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The Pepsodent Show starring Bob Hope and Guest, Al Jolson

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Bob Hope welcomes special guest, Al Jolson.

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Episode 336 of The Pepsodent Show starring Bob Hope. The program originally aired on April 8, 1947.

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Aug 20 2020 · 34mins
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Burns and Allen "Al Jolson" 47 "Gregory Peck" 49 NBC  

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The Burns and Allen Show "15th Anniversary with Al Jolson" February 20, 1947 NBC  
The Burns and Allen Show  "Gregory Peck" January 6, 1949 NBC
Jun 11 2020 · 1hr 2mins
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BONUS: Al Jolson

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Al Jolson, The World's Greatest Entertainer, has a story that is full of ups and downs. Mika and Nick attempt to cover every aspect of his overly-dramatic life. 

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Videos in This Episode: 

"Ma Blushin Rosie" by Al Jolson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=023QwhDNdIQ

"That Haunting Melody" by Al Jolson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaFr07iIn5c

"Rum Tum Tiddle" by Al Jolson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiotRMjlg6w

"You Made Me Love You" by Al Jolson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hI5FAwhjrNE

"Mammie" by Al Jolson in The Jazz Singer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIaj7FNHnjQ

May 21 2020 · 1hr 2mins
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Lux Radio Theatre 1945-04-02 (477) Al Jolson in Swanee River

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Al Jolson in Swanee River!
Apr 14 2020 · 59mins
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Al Jolson - Colgate Program 43-01-05 Guest - Monte Woolley

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Al Jolson - Colgate Program 43-01-05 Guest - Monte Woolley
Mar 02 2020 · 24mins
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109 - Al Jolson was WILD!

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We look into the life and impact of Al Jolson, both on the entertainment industry and everyday society. We look into the life and impact of black face performer Al Jolson. Blacks of his day actually loved him and he was considered a champion of civil rights. How wild that?! Wild tale. Enjoy!!

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Jan 05 2020 · 1hr 16mins
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