May McAvoy: star of ‘The Jazz Singer’ and ‘Ben Hur’

Most people could still identify Al Jolson as the main star of The Jazz Singer, the film that, released 90 years ago today, changed cinema history. B(...)

Jerry Lewis
Mercurial film maker and comedian
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  • August 26, 2017, 04:10

Jerry Lewis, the comedian and filmmaker who was adored by many, disdained by others, but unquestionably a defining figure of American entertainment in(...)

The Original Dixieland Jazz Band: despite their worldwide acclaim from 1917 until 1925 they have largely been ignored or derided in jazz history

This year marks the centenary of the issuing of the first ever jazz record. This was Victor Catalogue Number 18255 released by the Victor Talking Mach(...)