King Of Jazz

  • 1930
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Musical

Then-popular band leader Paul Whiteman, whose group was well-known for its rendering of Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue," is featured in this all-talking, all-singing revue, which opens with an animated sequence in which Whiteman's scrapbook opens to show how he was crowned King of Jazz, and closed with a spirited Busby Berkley-esque production number called...read more

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Then-popular band leader Paul Whiteman, whose group was well-known for its rendering of Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue," is featured in this all-talking, all-singing revue, which opens with an animated sequence in which Whiteman's scrapbook opens to show how he was crowned King of Jazz, and

closed with a spirited Busby Berkley-esque production number called "The Melting Pot," in which various national musical influences are blended to produce all-American jazz. In between, stage director Anderson assembled a hodgepodge of comedy sketches, ballads and song-and-dance numbers. Unlike

1929's HOLLYWOOD REVUE, KING OF JAZZ featured few performers who achieved lasting fame.

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  • Review: Then-popular band leader Paul Whiteman, whose group was well-known for its rendering of Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue," is featured in this all-talking, all-singing revue, which opens with an animated sequence in which Whiteman's scrapbook opens to show how… (more)

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