Documenting the American South


Going to the Show

Bijou - Ad - newsreels

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Title Bijou - Ad - newsreels
Date 12/9/1928
Item Type Newspaper (advertisement)
Publication Wilmington Star
Description Ad for "Isle of Forgotten Women" at Bijou. The ad also invites people to "Hear Al Jolson's Big Song Hit 'There's a Rainbow Around My Shoulder'" on the Phototone, which must be a phonograph.
Notes This is a 1927 silent film and shows that the Bijou is still running silents at the end of 1928 during the period of transition from silent to sound films. The Hollywood studios agreed on the Western Electric sound-on-film system as the industry standard in May of 1928.
Associated Venues Bijou
Associated Persons
Associated Organizations
Repository Reaves Collection
Courtesy New Hanover Public Library