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"SONNY BOY" AL JOLSON in "THE SINGING FOOL" 1928 vitaphone

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Published on Apr 11, 2012

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Al Jolson's 2nd. talking film using vitaphone featured the great ballad he has now become famous for "Sonny Boy". Written in Atlantic City a few days before shooting, Bud De Sylva, Ray Henderson and Lew Brown sent this sentimental tearjerker to Jolson as a whim; it turned out to be the FIRST million selling recording! "The Singing Fool" would eventually become 'Jolie's (and Americas) largest grossing talking film and it was to remain that way for 10 years until it was taken over by "Gone With The Wind" in 1939.

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