Louis Armstrong — The Offstage Story of Satchmo

Louis' charisma is wonderfully captured in this early publicity photo, Chicago 1933. Photo courtesy Louis Armstrong House and Archives

 

Louis was a prolific diarist and often wrote in his dressing room. Photo courtesy Louis Armstrong House and Archives

 

In The Voice of America studios with Bobby Hackett, Barney Bigard and Willis Conover— July, 1955. Photo courtesy Louis Armstrong House and Archives

 

Louis traveled everywhere with a trunk that was modified to hold his tape deck and turntable. Photo courtesy Louis Armstrong House and Archives

Louis on his front step with neighborhood kids. Photo courtesy Louis Armstrong House and Archives

Louis and Lucille soon after their 1942 wedding. Photo courtesy Louis Armstrong House and Archives

Louis and his Boston Terrier, General; A gift from manager Joe Glaser. Photo courtesy Louis Armstrong House and Archives

Louis warms up for a concert at Cornell University in the 60s. Photo by William Carter

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