Rare original release trailer for "King of Jazz" from 1930, from a 16mm dupe film print (a copy not as sharp as the original 35mm) in the collection of Matias Bombal. This is the "before" restoration look of this spectacular movie musical in the early two-color Technicolor process. "King of Jazz" stars the most famous music stars of 1930, Paul Whiteman's Orchestra. Features the first screen appearance of Bing Crosby (not seen in this trailer) and the first filmed performance of the "Rhapsody in Blue".
"King of Jazz" (1930) NORTHER CALIFORNIA PREMIERE of new NBC/Universal restoration to show for one night only as a benefit for the Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society. February 22, 2017, Tower Theatre, Sacramento. Tickets:sacjazz.org/
Before/After "King of Jazz" restoration Bing Crosby comparison courtesy of: TWOSTRIPTECHNICOLOR/Tumblr
Buy the book! "King of Jazz: Paul Whiteman's Technicolor Review" kingofjazzbook.com
Film scanning to 2K digital from Matias Bombal's 16mm dupe print of this trailer by Bacos Film, bacosfilm.com