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Louis Prima: The Wildest!

  • Release Date: Oct 22, 1999
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 22 min.
  • Genres: Biography, History, Social History, Music
  • Director:Don McGlynn


Louis Prima was the slickest and wildest of America's jazz musician hep-cats. His famously crazed performances were extremely popular during his heyday in the 1950s, but his campy demeanor garnered little respect from highbrow critics who viewed him as anything but a serious musician. Veteran documentary filmmaker Don McGlynn sets out to change that perception. Opening with Prima's childhood in the French Quarter in New Orleans, the film traces his rise to fame in New York and later in Hollywood during...more