Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Hosted by composer and Academy governor Michael Giacchino and animation director David Silverman. Watch videos of the event below.
Restored to its original length and beautiful two-color Technicolor glory, King of Jazz is a revue with songs, sketches and production numbers built around American band leader, composer, and orchestral director Paul Whiteman. It also marks the big-screen debut of a then 27 year-old Bing Crosby, a member of the Rhythm Boys. Earning an Oscar for Art Direction, it was filmed entirely in early two-color Technicolor, and features the first-ever Technicolor animation by Walter Lantz.
In 2013, the Library of Congress added King of Jazz to its prestigious National Film Registry.
Directed by John Murray Anderson. Produced by Carl Laemmle, Jr. Comedy sketches by Harry Ruskin.
Cast: Paul Whiteman, John Boles, Laura La Plante, Jeanette Loff, Glenn Tryon, William Kent, Slim Summerville, Merna Kennedy, the Rhythm Boys.
100 minutes. DCP.