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Roaring Twenties: Broadway - Musicals

Did You Know . . .

1927 - Broadway performer Al Jolson stars in The Jazz Singer, the first motion picture to incorporate sound.

1929 - Louis Armstrong appears on Broadway in the hit show Hot Chocolates singing his famous song "Ain't Misbehavin'."

1917-1932 - Fred Astaire, danced with his sister Adele during his Broadway days.

Dancer Extraordinaire Fred Astaire

"American actor, singer, and dancer Fred Astaire leans against a wall with a pipe in his mouth, pointing as American actors (L-R): Betty Compton, Adele Astaire, and Gertrude McDonald listen in a scene from the Broadway musical 'Funny Face' at the Alvin Theatre, NYC. Music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin." 1927.
Astaire On Stage. Photographer. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 22 Dec 2011.


"George GERSHWIN - ZIEGFELD SHOW GIRL Cover of score. Written by W A McGuire; from the novel by J P McEvoy; Music by G Gershwin; Lyrics by Ira Gershwin and Gus Kahn. Dances by Robert Connolly; Ballet by Albertina Rasch Produced in America"
George GERSHWIN - ZIEGFELD.. Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 22 Dec 2011.

Gold Diggers

Gold Diggers of Broadway - Year: 1929
GOLD DIGGERS OF BROADWAY (1929). Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 22 Dec 2011.