Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0020711: LOUIS PRIMA

Rare and fantastic vintage 10x8-inch black and white publicity portrait  by Murray Korman, shown contemplating his trumpet, boldly signed and inscribed, adding "Be Happy," in black fountain pen in the 1930s. In good condition, with scattered mild handling dings. Exuberant band leader, composer, singer, and trumpeter Louis Prima, who enjoyed a two-decade collaboration with his wife, singer Keeley Smith, lent his distinctive voice to King Louie of the Apes in Disney's 1967 animated classic The Jungle Book.