Louis Armstrong House Museum will present the exclusive free film screening of Satchmo the Great on Saturday, May 12th at 8:00 pm in the Garden at Louis Armstrong House Museum to encourage people to vote for them to win restoration funding through the Partners in Preservation.
The film was released in 1957 and is now a collector’s item. It captures the essence of Louis’s “Ambassador of Goodwill” period covering Armstrong’s 1956 tour of England, his first since 1932, and one of the highlights of Armstrong’s career: a three-day tour of Africa’s Gold Coast. Back in America, Armstrong at was filmed at Lewisohn Stadium in NYC, joining forces with Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic for a symphonic version of St. Louis Blues.
The film captures all aspects of Armstrong’s greatness, both on and off the stage and will be a treat for all to see in the garden of his home. Seating is limited for this free screening and is available on a first-come basis.
Have you voted yet for Louis Armstrong in Partners for Preservation? You can vote daily though May 21st at www.PartnersInPreservation.com.
When: Saturday, May12, 8pm
Where: Louis Armstrong House Museum, 34-56 107th Avenue, Corona