From Library Journal
Al Jolson is probably best remembered for the film The Jazz Singer . But in his time, he was an immensely popular performer whose gift was the ability to communicate magically with live audiences. Comprehensively researched and written in a straightforward anecdotal style that is neither endearing nor debunking, Goldman details Jolson's complex life and career, from early beginnings as a street performer through his multifaceted career. The author seeks the real person behind the legend, exploring Jolson's giant ego and mercurial personality. Fascinating reading, this highly recommended work will no doubt come to stand as the definitive book on Jolson and his times.Arthur Bargar, Media Librarian, Milford P.L., Conn.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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About the Author
About the Author:Herbert G. Goldman
is a free-lance writer who lives in New York City. He is currently at work on a biography of Fanny Brice.