Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0020711: LOUIS PRIMA

Scarce and terrific vintage 7 x 8.5-inch black and white portrait, shown with his trusty trumpet and exuding his characteristic joyfulness, boldly signed and inscribed in blue fountain pen in-person for a Massachusetts-based record shop owner, who subsequently displayed it on his wall. In good condition, with the borders trimmed away for framing. 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.