“When he smiles at the camera, it’s almost impossible not to smile back”
July 9, 2019 1:04 AM Subscribe
Silent film clip appears to show Louis Armstrong as a teenager according to jazz historian James Karst, writing in 64 Parishes. The magazine has uploaded the eight-second clip to YouTube. Gwen Thompkins writes about the footage for The New Yorker in the short essay An Eight-Second Film of 1915 New Orleans and the Mystery of Louis Armstrong’s Happiness.