Singer and actor, Al Jolson arrives at Pusan Air Base to entertain United States troops during the Korean War.
Pusan Korea Date:1950, October 17 Duration:1 min 34 sec Sound:Yes
A U.S. Air Force VC-47B (VIP transport plane, tail # 43-49212) arrives at Pusan Air Base in Korea on 17 October, 1950. Singer and actor, Al Jolson steps from the plane and is greeted by American officers. Al Jolson gets into a jeep. .Next he is seen with officers on a sidewalk. Scene shifts to Jolson seated at a piano on and outdoor stage, where he just finishes performing and turns to speak to the large audience of soldiers present. The audience is seen applauding. Jolson is seen from behind, and then from various angles, as he sings a song. Some soldiers respond to the tempo of Jolson's music. (Narrator comments that 6 days after this performance, Al Jolson died from a heart attack, on 23 October, 1950 in San Francisco.) In final scene, he is seen raising the United Nations flag. (Note: this film is silent except for narration.)
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