Al Jolson a bio-bibliography by James Fisher

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Published by Greenwood in Westport, Conn, London .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Jolson, Al, -- 1886-1950.

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementJames Fisher.
SeriesBio-bibliographies in the performing arts -- no. 48
The Physical Object
Paginationxv,321p. :
Number of Pages321
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21265815M
ISBN 100313286205

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