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The Lux Radio Theatre presentation of
The Jolson Story

The cast of the Lux broadcast of The Jolson Story
Ludwig Donath, Al Jolson
Evelyn Keyes and William Demarest
on the Lux Radio Theatre broadcast of
"The Jolson Story"
For many Jolson fans, it was The Jolson Story that introduced us to the story and voice of Al Jolson. But, although he is said to have wanted to play himself, it was Larry Parks who stood in for the image of Al Jolson in that film, and the concluding Jolson Sings Again.

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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Sincere thanks to Irving Yavitz for providing a beautiful copy of this broadcast for the website.

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