LOUIS "SATCHMO" ARMSTRONG - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 84872
Sale Price $1,700.00
Black and white publicity photograph of Louis Armstrong in his white suit playing his trumpet
Photograph signed: "Louis Armstrong". B/w, 7¾x9¾ overall, image 7¼x8½ (one surface). Publicity photograph. Captioned: "Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra" and imprinted with management information at lower margin. 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. Fine condition. Framed in the Gallery of History style: 14¾x23½.
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