King of Jazz

Film by John Murray Anderson

King of Jazz is a 1930 motion picture starring Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra. The film's title was taken from Whiteman's controversial, self-conferred appellation. (This might seem controversial these days, but in the 1920s, it was Whiteman who signed and featured great white jazz musicians including Venuti, Lang, Dorsey, Beiderbecke, Trumbauer and others.) The film was shot entirely in the early two-color Technicolor process and was produced by Carl Laemmle for Universal Pictures. It was directed by John Murray Anderson and Pál Fejös.

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  • As always, however, there was a worm in the apple. The amount of light needed to get a successful exposure was staggering; on The King of Jazz, the lights were so hot that the varnish on the musicians' violins would bubble and peel. During production of Technicolor musicals at Warner Bros., George Groves saw smoke rising from men's pomaded hair. "You could light cigars in the beam of those things at a hundred yards," recalled cameraman Byron Haskin. "Hottest things you ever saw in your life." At Warners, a thermometer was placed on an unventilated stage lit for Technicolor, and the temperature rose, it was reported, to 140 degrees.

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