Jun 20, 2024 10:00 EST

Stage & Screen

 
  Lot 533
 

533

A concert program signed by Louis Armstrong

Estate / Collection: Property from the Rotondaro Collection

LOUIS ARMSTRONG

Louis Armstrong and His Concert Group. Satchmo the Great. [New York: Associated Booking Corp, circa 1958]. A large format souvenir concert program signed "Louis Armstrong" on the cover. 12 x 9 inches (30.5 x 23 cm). Some red pen notations to song titles within, otherwise fine.

A signed late 1950s large format concert program featuring a photograph of Satchmo on the cover in color and within in black and white with his trumpet. The program offers a song list but "Due to the lib quality of this music no formal program is possible." It does report that certain classics, like "Mack the Knife," "St. Louis Blues," "Ko-Ko-Mo," "Blueberry Hill," and "Basin Street Blues" are likely to be heard!

Sold for $512
Estimated at $300 - $500

Includes Buyer's Premium


 

Estate / Collection: Property from the Rotondaro Collection

LOUIS ARMSTRONG

Louis Armstrong and His Concert Group. Satchmo the Great. [New York: Associated Booking Corp, circa 1958]. A large format souvenir concert program signed "Louis Armstrong" on the cover. 12 x 9 inches (30.5 x 23 cm). Some red pen notations to song titles within, otherwise fine.

A signed late 1950s large format concert program featuring a photograph of Satchmo on the cover in color and within in black and white with his trumpet. The program offers a song list but "Due to the lib quality of this music no formal program is possible." It does report that certain classics, like "Mack the Knife," "St. Louis Blues," "Ko-Ko-Mo," "Blueberry Hill," and "Basin Street Blues" are likely to be heard!

Auction: Stage & Screen, Jun 20, 2024

 

  • Successful Stage & Screen Auction on June 20, 2024 Surpasses Expectations!

  • Fans and Collectors Drove Strong Prices for Memorabilia, Autographs, Artwork & Photographs of the Theater, Hollywood, Music and Dance

  • Consignments Are Currently Being Accepted for Future Auctions

NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle's fourth Stage & Screen auction on June 20, 2024 attracted determined competition from collectors and fans around the world resulting in a sale total that surpassed expectations. Held in collaboration with the Entertainment Community Fund, these popular auctions offer artwork, memorabilia, props, autographs and photographs celebrating the performing arts of Theater, Hollywood, Music and Dance.

Recognizing the importance of the performing arts to the fabric of New York, Doyle is proud to donate 10% of our profit from this auction to the Entertainment Community Fund.

Sale highlights include the 1953-54 Tony Award for Best Musical presented to Charles Lederer and Luther Davis for Kismet that achieved $15,360, far surpassing its $3,000-5,000 estimate. A writer associated with the Algonquin Round Table, Charles Lederer (1910-1976) was raised in Hollywood's inner circle and worked as a journalist for Hearst Newspapers before turning his talents to Broadway. Kismet won three Tony Awards that year and ran for a successful 583 performances.

The Entertainment Community Fund (formerly The Actors Fund)
Featured in the sale was a group of celebrity memorabilia presented by the Entertainment Community Fund. While a portion of proceeds from every item in the auction benefited the Fund, 100% of the hammer price of these lots goes entirely to the Entertainment Community Fund.

Highlighting the group was the heavily annotated master script for the 1972 first Broadway production of Pippin that soared past its $800-1,200 estimate to realize $6,080. The winner of five Tony Awards, Pippin opened at the Imperial Theater on Broadway on October 23, 1972 and ran for nearly two thousand performances before closing in June 1977. The show was directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse with stage direction by Kathryn Doby who also served as Dance Captain and performed as a Player in the show.

Founded in 1882, the Entertainment Community Fund (formerly The Actors Fund) is a national 501(c)(3) charitable organization for performing arts and entertainment professionals. The Fund helps address the specific needs of those in the industry, with a unique understanding of the challenges involved in a life in the arts. For further information on the Entertainment Community Fund, visit EntertainmentCommunity.org


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Consignments are currently being accepted for future auctions. We invite you to contact us for a complimentary auction evaluation. Our specialists are always available to discuss the sale of a single item or an entire collection.
For information, please contact
Memorabilia: Peter Costanzo, 212-427-4141, ext 248, Peter.Costanzo@Doyle.com
Artwork: Milan Tessler, 212-427-4141, ext 266, paintings@Doyle.com

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