The Intl. Al Jolson Society, in cooperation with Warner Bros. and Turner Entertainment, will sponsor a four-day Al Jolson festival at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel Thursday-Sunday.
The Festival will feature live performances from contemporary interpreters of Jolson’s work, such as Richard Halpern and Clive Baldwin, as well as rare film clips and film soundtracks.
Additionally, a lifetime achievement award will be presented to honor the accomplishments of the late Ruby Keeler, Jolson’s third wife and former WB star.
A highlight of the four-day celebration will be the screening of the Jolson-Keeler musical “Go Into Your Dance” at Mann’s Chinese Theatre, courtesy of Turner Entertainment.
For information or tickets, contact the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel at (800) 950-7667.