Dixiana (1930) is a lavish American musical film directed by Luther Reed and produced and distributed by RKO Radio Pictures. The final third of the picture was photographed in Technicolor. The film stars Bebe Daniels, Everett Marshall, Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Joseph Cawthorn, Jobyna Howland, Ralf Harolde, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson (in his film debut) and Dorothy Lee. The script was adapted by Luther Reed from a story by Anne Caldwell. The Technicolor sequences were considered lost for years but were re-discovered in 1988 and subsequently included in the restored DVD. At the end of 1958, the film entered the public domain (in the USA) due to RKO's failure to renew their copyright registration in the 28th year after publication.
This is the film in which composer Max Steiner received his first screen credit. Additionally, it was Wheeler & Woolsey's third film; however, as they were not yet an official "team", they were still billed separately.
The Dixiana was a passenger train operated between Chicago, Illinois, and Miami, Florida. The train ran on an every-third-day schedule using the "Dixie Route," a multi-railroad routing via Nashville, Tennessee; Chattanooga, Tennessee; Atlanta, Georgia; and Jacksonville, Florida. The railroads collaborating on Dixie Route passenger trains included the Chicago and Eastern Illinois, Louisville and Nashville, Nashville, Chattanooga, and St. Louis, Central of Georgia, Atlantic Coast Line, and Florida East Coast.
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Dixiana may refer to:
- Dixiana (band), an American country music band, or their self-titled debut album
- Dixiana (film), a 1930 American film
- Dixiana (train), a type of railroad passenger train
- Dixiana, Alabama, an unincorporated community in Jefferson County, Alabama, United States
- Dixiana, Virginia, a town in Virginia, United States
Dixiana was an American country music band. Founded in 1986, the band was composed of five members: brothers Mark ( bass guitar, vocals) and Phil Lister ( guitar, vocals), Randall Griffith ( keyboards), Colonel Shuford ( drums), and Cindy Murphy ( lead vocals). Signed to Epic Records in 1992, they released their self-titled debut album that year. It produced three singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts. The album received a C- rating from Entertainment Weekly, who described it as "generic country-pop" but highlighed lead vocalist Murphy as a "strong suit". A second album, The Gospel Truth, was issued independently before the band's members parted ways. Mark and Phil Lister have since co-founded a recording studio called Dixiana Music.