Armstrong, Louis. (1901–1971)

"Lose Weight THE "SATCHMO" WAY – Signed Diet Plan

3 page stapled typed plan to "Lose Weight The 'Satchmo' Way by Lucille Armstrong & Louis Armstrong, signed and inscribed in green fountain pen on the first page: "Satchmo /Louis Armstrong." Further inscription to foot of final leaf: "P.S. Satchmo Slogan / the more you shit / the thinner you'll git / no shit." 8.5 x 11 inches (21.5 x 28 cm). Somewhat wrinkled; stains to foot of third page.

Armstrong was greatly interested in health and bodily functions, advocating the use of laxatives to control weight. He would publish his ideas in a book called Lose Weight the Satchmo Way, and also appeared in advertisements for his favorite herbal laxative, Swiss Kriss. In this manuscript, he describes a regimen of regular meals supplemented by orange juice and Swiss Kriss. (21962)

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