King of jazz

Format: DVD 2018
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
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Avalon Public Library DVD DVD KIN
Location  Avalon Public Library
Collection  DVD
Call Number  DVD KIN
CLP - Main Library Second Floor Film & Audio - Musicals DVD King
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor Film & Audio - Musicals
Call Number  DVD King
Long available only in incomplete form, this film appears here newly restored to its original glory, offering a fascinating snapshot of the way mainstream American popular culture viewed itself at the dawn of the 1930s.
disc 1. Feature film ; Commentary
disc 2. Special features.

Additional Information
Series Criterion collection ; 915.
Subjects Revues.
Musical films.
Comedy sketches.
Filmed performances.
Filmed dance.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher [New York, New York] :2018
Edition Two-DVD special edition, Full screen.
Other Titles All Americans (Motion picture)
I know everybody and everybody's racket (Motion picture)
Paul Whiteman and his band in King of jazz
Contributors Anderson, John Murray, film director.
Ruskin, Harry, 1894-1969, screenwriter.
Whiteman, Paul, 1890-1967, performer, conductor.
Boles, John, performer.
La Plante, Laura, 1904-1996, actor.
Loff, Jeanette, 1906-1942, singer.
Tryon, Glenn, 1899-1970, actor.
Kent, William, 1886-1945, actor.
Summerville, Slim, 1892-1946, actor.
Crawford, Kathryn, 1908-1980, actor.
Laemmle, Carla, 1909-2014, actor.
Smith, Stanley, 1903-1974, actor.
Irwin, Charles, actor.
Chiles, George, performer.
White, Jack, 1899-1984, actor.
Leslie, Frank, performer.
Brennan, Walter, 1894-1974, actor.
Ross, Churchill, performer.
Arledge, Johnson, performer.
Norman, Al, performer.
Cartier, Jacques, performer.
Howard, Paul, 1895-1980, performer.
O'Day, Nell, performer.
Stadler, Marion, 1911-2001, performer.
Rose, Don (Donald), performer.
Ager, Milton, 1893-1979, composer.
Rhythm Boys (Vocal group), performer.
Tommy Atkins Sextette (Dance company), performer.
Russell Markert Girls (Dance company), performer.
Universal Pictures Corporation, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Participants/Performers Paul Whiteman, John Boles, Laura La Plante, Jeanette Loff, Glenn Tryon, William Kent, Slim Summerville, the Rhythm Boys, Kathryn Crawford, Beth Laemmle, Stanley Smith, Charles Irwin, George Chiles, Jack White, Frank Leslie, Walter Brennan, Churchill Ross, Johnson Arledge, Al Norman, Jacques Cartier, Paul Howard, Nell O'Day, the Tommy Atkins Sextette, Marion Stadler, Don Rose, the Russell Markert Girls.
Other Contributors Comedy sketches, Harry Ruskin ; lyrics, Jack Yellen ; music, Milton Ager ; additional musical numbers, George Gershwin, Mabel Wayne, Billy Rose, James Dietrich ; cinematographers, Hal Mohr, Jerry Ash, Ray Rennahan ; editor, Robert Carlisle ; animated cartoons, Walter Lantz, Bill Nolan.
Language English
In English; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Notes Title from container.
At head of title: Paul Whiteman and his band in.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1930.
Accompanying material may include booklet featuring an essay by critic Farran Smith Nehme.
Special features: New audio commentary featuring jazz and film critic Gary Giddins, music and cultural critic Gene Seymour, and musician and bandleader Vince Girodano; new introduction to the film by Giddins; new interview with musician and pianist Michael Feinstein; four new video essays by authors and archivists James Layton and David Pierce on the development and making of King of jazz; deleted scenes and alternate opening title sequence; All Americans, a 1929 short film featuring a version of the "Melting pot" number that was restaged for King of jazz; I know everybody and everybody's racket, a 1933 short film featuring Paul Whiteman and his orchestra; two Oswald the lucky rabbit cartoons from 1930, featuring music and animation from King of jazz.
System Details DVD; NTSC; region 1; full screen (1.37:1) presentation; Dolby Digital monaural.
Description 2 videodiscs (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781681434179
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