LOUIS "SATCHMO" ARMSTRONG - CONTRACT MULTI-SIGNED 06/02/1947 - HFSID 274952
LOUIS ARMSTRONG "Satchmo" contracts to appear in That's Life , it was released in 1948 as A Song is Born Contract Signed: "Louis Armstrong" in ink as Artist on verso, 2p, 8¼x19, front and verso. No place, 1947 June 2.
Sale Price $2,560.00
"Satchmo" contracts to appear in That's Life , it was released in 1948 as A Song is Born
Contract Signed: "Louis Armstrong" in ink as Artist on verso, 2p, 8¼x19, front and verso. No place, 1947 June 2. Screen Actors Guild freelance contract engaging Armstrong's appearance in the musical comedy film, That's Life, for a sum of $2,500 per week for three weeks. Also signed by a Vice President for Samuel Goldwyn Productions, Inc. Additional signature under "Approved" at lower left margin of verso. Lightly creased with folds, lower horizontal fold underlines Vice President's signature. Staple holes at upper left corner and blank right margin, 2 file holes at upper margins. Overall, fine condition. Accompanied by two-page rider, initialed "L.A." once on each sheet. Also initialed by the Samuel Goldwyn Productons Vice President. Additions 34-39 to the contract. Both sheets are lightly creased. Staple holes at blank left margins. The film mentioned in this contract was re-titled A Song is Born for its release in 1948. Satchmo appeared as himself in the film, which co-starred Danny Kaye and Virginia Mayo and featured musical greats Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey and Lionel Hampton. 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. Three items.
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