The Jolson Story


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One of my biggest supporters on twitter was Zoe Krainik of @hollywoodgenes fame and she was one of the first to encourage me, when I took my first tentative steps with writing a blog. Over the last couple of years we have become good friends and when I saw that Zoe was doing a Blogathon, how could I resist taking part in “The Great Ziegfeld Blogathon 2020”.

I decided to review the film The Jolson Story for a couple of reasons, I never, ever mention on here, anything about my Step-Father, in fact there are only two stand out memorable things about him, his love for both James Cagney and Al Jolson, hence my choice of film, “The Jolson Story”.

I wouldn’t call this a review as such, its merely my memories from watching the film numerous times over the years, I can hardly call myself a critic, it’s more of…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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