LOUIS "SATCHMO" ARMSTRONG - MAGAZINE PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED CIRCA 1947 - HFSID 78952
Sale Price $427.50
Black and white magazine photograph of a young Armstrong working at his typewriter
Magazine Photograph inscribed and signed: "[illegible]/Louis/Satchmo/Armstrong". B/w, 8½x11½. Captioned at lower right margin, in part: "...Here on the following page is a specimen of MS. fresh from his typewriter as written for the Esquire Jazz Book, 1947." On verso is a copy of the first page of Satchmo's article, typed on his personal letterhead. Headed "Chicago. (early 20.s)", the article describes Satchmo meeting trumpeter King Joe Oliver, who had invited the young Armstrong to leave New Orleans and accompany him for a gig at the Lincoln Garden in Chicago. Jazz great Louis Armstrong (1901-1971), who was nicknamed "Satchmo" (short for "satchel mouth"), had chronicled his days with Oliver in his first autobiography, Swing That Music (1936). His association with "Esquire" had begun in 1943, when he placed first in both the trumpet and vocal categories in the magazine's first jazz poll. The following year, Armstrong appeared at the first Esquire All-American Jazz Concert at the Metropolitan Opera House. Tackhead-size hole at upper left corner. Irregular left edge from removal from magazine. Adequate contrast. Fine condition.
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