LOUIS "SATCHMO" ARMSTRONG - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 280365
LOUIS "SATCHMO" ARMSTRONG B/w publicity photograph of a smiling Satchmo from the waist up, in a white tux and with his trumpet and a handkerchief in his hands Photograph Inscribed and Signed: "To/Barry/Sincerely/Louis Armstrong". B/w, 8x10 overall, 7½x8½ image, one surface. Photo by American Booking Corp.
Sale Price $1,105.00
LOUIS "SATCHMO" ARMSTRONG
B/w publicity photograph of a smiling Satchmo from the waist up, in a white tux and with his trumpet and a handkerchief in his hands
Photograph Inscribed and Signed: "To/Barry/Sincerely/Louis Armstrong". B/w, 8x10 overall, 7½x8½ image, one surface. Photo by American Booking Corp. Captioned: "Louis Armstrong". 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. Lightly toned, creased and bowed. Pen skipped and dribbled while writing signature, which is lightly smeared but legible. Paper clip impressions and rust stains near top left corner (do not touch signature). Light chip on image near top right corner (does not touch signature). Otherwise in fine condition.
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