AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED ("SATCHMO / LOUIS ARMSTRONG").

[np]: 4 February 1970.

2 pages, in ink, on rectos of two quarto sheets with a reprint of an article, "Lose Weight, the Satchmo Way!" on verso. Very good. Enclosed in oversize folding cloth case with leather label. Item #100643

Armstrong graciously and innocently responds to a party representing himself as "The American Hall of Fame Library": "I received your very fine letter. And it made me feel very happy. That is the nicest thing that has happen [sic] to me since I have been playing my horn all of these Fifty Four years. Infact [sic] it is an Honour. As unaccustome[d] as I am to such a nice gesture. Off hand I Just don't know what I Could send for you to put into the Museum unless you would except [sic] one of my Trumpets which you know I cherish and love very Much. And my personal Stationary. So if it is O.K. with you fine people, I will have one of my Trumpets Cleaned real fine and I will send it on as a gift to the Library ... The Horn will be for you all to keep .... " Signed "Satchmo [/] Louis Armstrong." The text reprinted on the verso of each sheet is an offprint from HARPERS BAZAAR, and bears Armstrong's facsimile signatures. One must only hope that Mr. Armstrong realized what was going on here before he sent on one of his trumpets. He died 17 months later.

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