COCTEAU JEAN (1889-1963).

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COCTEAU JEAN (1889-1963).

Autograph MANUSCRIPT, signed « Jean Cocteau », Salut à Louis Armstrong [Salutation to Louis Armstrong] 4 January 1961 ; 4 pages in-4 format, black ink on 4 pages on letterhead “Santo-Sospir”, St Jean Cap-Ferrat; in French.
Vibrant tribute to Louis ARMSTRONG, jazz musician. This speech was delivered on the occasion of Louis Armstrong’s concert at the Casino of Nice, 31 January 1961. Cocteau presented Armstrong with an award (Trophée du Disque).
Sold with a typewritten document with the another text relative to Armstrong by Cocteau, for the “Académie du disque français”, in December 1955 (1 p. in-4 format); Fifteen photographs of the Studio Erpé in Nice taken during the Jazz Festival in Nice, including Cocteau with Louis Armstrong, presenting him with the “Discobole”; Armstrong dedicating a portrait, outside of his hotel, on stage; the pianist Samson François; the organizers of the Festival in front of a poster of Armstrong etc.; in addition a small folder of newspaper cuttings relative to the Festival and its program; a photograph of a lunch at Michel de Bry’s.
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