For over 50 years, Steve Crum has written reviews and features for newspapers, magazines and websites, and appeared on radio and TV shows regarding entertainment media. In addition to his years of service on the Governing Board of the Kansas City Film Critics Circle, his Crum on Film weekly column was awarded 1st Place in Kansas and Missouri newspapers via Kansas City Press Club/Heart of America journalism awards. Nearly 2,000 of his film reviews have been posted on Rotten Tomatoes.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Truly 'The World's Greatest Entertainer'
By Steve Crum
Al Jolson performs for the troops in Korea, 1950. Alistair Cooke wrote, "He [Jolson] had one last hour of glory. He offered to fly to Korea and entertain the troops hemmed in on the United Nations precarious August bridgehead. The troops yelled for his appearance. He went down on his knee again and sang Mammy, and the troops wept and cheered.” -------------------- Enjoy some rarely seen footage of Jolson singing for our troops during both WWII and Korea:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDtSVhe6FN4