LOUIS "SATCHMO" ARMSTRONG - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 171529
Sale Price $935.00
Black and white publicity photograph of Louis Armstrong's film Artists and Models
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Charles Silvia/From/Louis Armstrong". B/w, 10x8¼ overall, image 9¼x7 (one surface). Publicity photo for the 1937 Paramount musical, Artists and Models, in which he played himself. " 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. Minor surface creases, 1 just touches the ascender of the "g" in Armstrong. File nicks at upper blank edge. Overall, fine condition.
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