The world of the screen musical, starting with The Jazz Singer (1927), with emphasis on the big extravaganzas of the 1930s with the Busby Berkley-directed hits starring Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler and Fred Astaire's famed dance teaming with Ginger Rogers.
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Narration tells that after the earliest experiments in the 1890's, Edison lost interest in sound film, yet he was offering his own primitive musical films in the 1910's. See more
Features One Night of Love
Am I Blue?
Music by Harry Akst
Lyrics by Grant Clarke
Performed by Ethel Waters
Clip from On with the Show! (1929) See more