LOUIS "SATCHMO" ARMSTRONG - MATCH BOOK SIGNED - HFSID 177502
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Louis Armstrong signs a matchbook in black ink Matchbook signed: "Louis Armstrong". Blue matchbook of Lincoln Liberty Life Insurance Company, opened to 1½x3¾. Signed on blank inside cover.
Sale Price $270.00
Louis Armstrong signs a matchbook in black ink
Matchbook signed: "Louis Armstrong". Blue matchbook of Lincoln Liberty Life Insurance Company, opened to 1½x3¾. Signed on blank inside cover. 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. Vertical fold touches "Ar" of signature. Staple holes at right edge and lower left. Otherwise, fine condition.
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