King of Jazz is a 1930
American pre-Code color film starring Paul Whiteman and his
orchestra. The film title refers to Whiteman's popular cultural appellation. At
the time the film was made, "jazz", to the general public, meant
jazz-influenced syncopated dance music heard on phonograph records, on radio
broadcasts, and in dance halls. In the 1920s Whiteman signed and featured white
jazz musicians including Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang (both
are seen and heard in the film), Bix Beiderbecke (who had left before
filming began), Frank Trumbauer and others.
King of Jazz was filmed in the early
two-color Technicolor process and was produced by Carl Laemmle
Jr. for Universal Pictures. The film featured several songs sung on
camera by the Rhythm Boys (Bing Crosby, Al
Rinker and Harry Barris), as well as off-camera solo vocals by Crosby
during the opening credits and, very briefly, during a cartoon sequence. King
of Jazz still survives in a near-complete color print and is not
a lost film, unlike many contemporary musicals that now exist only either
in incomplete form or as black-and-white reduction copies. There is a
possibility that one of the people appearing in the film was the great-uncle
of Kurt Cobain (the late vocalist and guitarist of Nirvana).
October 14, 2021 Subject:
What a shame !
Though it is a great idea to provide those old pictures but is it necessary to spoil the image with watermark or logos.
Those who love real art and perfect pictures can only be sorry for this result though the original idea what just perfect.
Could it be possible for next uploads to avoid these marks please?
Thanks anyway for your work.