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KING OF JAZZ

United States | 1930 | John Murray Anderson

KING OF JAZZ

Newly restored to its original two-strip Technicolor glory, this Universal Pictures entertainment extravaganza features a series of musical numbers by Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra, including a performance of Rhapsody in Blue, which Whiteman commissioned from George Gershwin. (Whiteman, a hugely popular bandleader of the 1920s, was dubbed “the King of Jazz” by the white media of his day.) This classic revue also contains assorted comedy sketches, the first Technicolor cartoon, Bing Crosby’s screen debut, and a novelty act in which Stars and Stripes Forever is played on a bicycle pump. “No film shows off early Technicolor better…A revue of stunning lavishness and quite a bit of historical importance.” –Film Comment. DCP. 98 min.

Co-presented by the Cleveland Museum of Art Film Series; CMA members $7.

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