Evelyn Keyes and William Demarest
on the Lux Radio Theatre broadcast of
"The Jolson Story"
In this Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of the movie, The Jolson Story, broadcast on the CBS radio network on February 16, 1948, however, it was Al Jolson playing Al Jolson. Along with Evelyn Keyes, William Demarest and Ludwig Donath, who reprised their movie roles of Julie Benson, Steve Martin, and Papa Yoelson, respectively, this one hour program condensed the movie story into a tight radio drama.
Sit back and enjoy this broadcast, in which Al Jolson sings some of the great Jolson standards from the movie. You will hear him sing "Ma Blushin' Rosie," "My Mammy," "Toot Toot Tootsie!", "You Made Me Love You," "April Showers," "Liza," "Anniversary Song," "Swanee," and a reprise of "April Showers."
Airing on Monday, February 16th, on CBS, between his regular Thursday Kraft Music Hall broadcasts on NBC, Jolson does a wonderful job playing himself in this radio show.
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|This is an excerpt of the 16 Feb 1948 Lux Radio version of The Jolson Story, starring Al Jolson. Al Jolson played himself in the radio adaptation of his fictionalized film biography. In this brief excerpt of the one hour broadcast, you can hear William Demarest narrating, while Al Jolson sings "Ma Blushin' Rosie," "Toot, Toot, Tootsie," and "My Mammy." I have illustrated this podcast with some scenes from the movie, some candid shots of the actors, and some classic shots of Jolson, himself.|