15 of Hotel Utah's most famous guests

Published: Tuesday, June 7 2011 3:04 p.m. MDT

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(August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971)

Nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, Armstrong was an American jazz trumpeter and singer from New Orleans, La. Renowned for his charismatic stage presence and voice almost as much as for his trumpet-playing, Armstrong's influence extends well beyond jazz music, and by the end of his career in the 1960s, he was widely regarded as a profound influence on popular music in general.
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Logan, UT

This is great to see some of the famous people who came to the Hotel Utah. It is a beautiful building. Thank you for writing about this.
The first picture is of Louis Armstrong. I found a wonderful song he did with Danny Kaye. It is 'When the Saints Go Marching In". What real talent they both had. You can go to youtube to watch it. Just type in their names. You will be smiling afterwards. Hope you enjoy it.

Herriman, UT

While I enjoyed the photos, I would really have liked to have known when and why these celebrities were at the hotel. In addition, if you are going to mention that someone is a pulitzer prize winner in fiction, it would be well advised to include the name of the book.

Magna, UT

Thanks for the referal for Louis Armstrong with Danny Kaye. That was amazing!

Port Alice, B.C.

They left out me and my wife on our Honeymoon

Stan Roberts

This piece brought back some painful memories from my childhood. My father was a loyal subscriber to the "other" Salt Lake newspaper. Many times we came home to find him enraged over an article detailing that black entertainers in the 1950s were made to enter the hotel through the service entrance rather than the front door. A couple that I remember were Marion Anderson and Nat "king" Cole. Most simply avoided the indignity and booked into the Hotel Newhouse. I wonder if Louis Armstrong entered through the service entrance?

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