LOUIS "SATCHMO" ARMSTRONG - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 171529
LOUIS ARMSTRONG 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).
Sale Price $880.00
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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