LOUIS "SATCHMO" ARMSTRONG - AUTOGRAPH ENVELOPE SIGNED 08/21/1968 - HFSID 152618
Sale Price $337.50
Legendary Jazz trumpeter and vocalistLouis Armstong addresses and signs an envelope
Envelope signed: "Satchmo/34-56-107th St/Corona, N.Y." B/w, 5½x4½. Addressed in his hand to "(To) Rachel Gallagher./Editorial Associate./Esquire Magazine/488 Madison Ave/New York, N.Y - 10022", postmarked San Antonio, TX, August 21, 1968, 10-cent U.S. air mail stamp affixed. Opened at top edge. Lightly soiled. Accompanied by Autograph Note signed: "Rachel Gallagher./(Have Fun)", at top of a 1p diet sheet titled: LOSE WEIGHT, THE SATCHMO WAY! bearing his facsimile signature at bottom. Lightly creased. Vertical fold touches "R" in "Rachel". Otherwise, fine condition. On July 4, 2000, America marked the centennial of the birth of LOUIS ARMSTRONG (1901-1971), her most celebrated jazz musician."Satchmo", short for "satchel mouth", popularized jazz singing, scat singing and improvised instrumental solos to the mainstream public. He was America's musical ambassador to the world, a multi-talented vocalist, trumpet player and entertainer who influenced scores of vocalists and musicians. In 1967, Satchmo recorded "It's A Wonderful World", which did not become a hit until 1987 (16 years after his death), when it was featured in the film Good Morning, Vietnam. "Hello, Dolly!", a tune that he hated the first time he heard it, became another signature song after his show-stopping rendition in the 1969 film starring Barbra Streisand. Two items.
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