Louis Armstrong Admirer Letters to Martha Weaver (With Photos) - RARE
These candid letters between legendary Jazz musician Louis Armstrong and dancer Martha Weaver were written in late 1957 and early 1958. The letters, personally typed by Armstrong, outline a secretive relationship between himself and Weaver. In his trademark green ink, Armstrong jokes and makes small talk, clearly showing his admiration for the young dancer from St Louis. The postscript from one of the two letters states "PS, You may write me here, it's OK".
The letters are typed on the back of flyers titled "Lose Weight the Satchmo Way". Armstrong had an affinity for the herbal remedy, Swiss Kriss and he would extol its virtues to anyone who would listen. He would pass out packets to everyone he encountered, including members of the British Royal Family. The flyers outline how to use the remedy along with diet to lose weight.
One letter is signed "Swiss Krissly, Pops" with "Pops" in green pen, and the other "From your boy, Satchmo, Louis Armstrong" with "Satchmo, Louis Armstrong" in green pen.
Martha Weaver later married the famous musician, Louis Jordan.
Comes with one envelope addressed to Martha Weaver, one photo of Armstrong with Louis Jordan, and one photo of Martha Weaver.
The letters and envelope are aged, with obvious tearing on the envelope and some tearing on the top of one of the letters. 8/10
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