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The Hollywood Musical Part 1: The Jazz Singer to The Wizard of Oz: A Robert Wyatt Lecture
March 19, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm$25
This country’s most prized contributions to world art are jazz and American musical theater. The Broadway show moved to Hollywood in 1927 when Warner Bros. introduced the first “talkie,” The Jazz Singer, in which Al Jolson sang six songs. Throughout the 1930s the screen boomed with sensational musical films and the decade ended with the blockbuster The Wizard of Oz. Part 1 of this new 4 part series will thrill you with lively banter and sensational movie clips! $25/$20 members. highfieldhall.org