AL JOLSON - DOCUMENT SIGNED 03/29/1944 CO-SIGNED BY: HARRY AKST - HFSID 276633
Sale Price $595.00
AL JOLSON and HARRY AKST
They are paid $10 for each use of their song, "My Follies Girl."
Document signed: "Al Jolson", "Harry Akst", 1p, 8¼x11. New York, N.Y., 1944 March 29. Supplement to a Uniform Popular Songwriters Contract of the same date, consenting to publication of their music composition, "My Follies Girl," by Leo Feist, Inc. Feist is to pay Jolson and Akst jointly the sum of $10 for any use with a folio of ten or more compositions within the same volume. AL JOLSON (1885-1950) starred in the first talking picture, Warner Brothers' The Jazz Singer, in 1927. Known in the industry as the "World's Greatest Entertainer", Jolson had Broadway musicals written expressly for him. The Jolson Story, with Larry Parks lip-synching songs to Jolson's voice, was the highest grossing film of 1946 and, in 1948, Jolson topped a "Variety" poll as "The Most Popular Male Vocalist", ahead of Crosby and Sinatra. HARRY AKST (1894-1963) wrote the popular hits "Dinah" and "Baby Face" in the 1920s. He is enshrined in the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The year this contract was signed, Jolson and Akst also collaborated on "Who Said Dreams Don't Come True", featured in the film The Impatient Years. Lightly creased. Staple and binder holes at top edge. Otherwise, fine condition.
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