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
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Shine On, Harvest Moon
Music by Nora Bayes
Lyrics by Jack Norworth
Performed by Ruth Etting See more