Geoff Parker collection, 1946-1977.


Geoff Parker collection, 1946-1977.

This collection consists of news clippings, press releases, programs, an interview transcript and other material relating to Johnny Mercer, which Geoffrey Parker gathered from various sources, including the archives of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. The first folder contains news clippings and budget proposals for a Johnny Mercer Theatre/Restaurant in Savannah; the second consists of a press release, programs, and news clippings concerning Johnny Mercer's appearance in the Lyrics and Lyricists series in 1971 at the 92nd Street Y in New York City; the third includes magazine articles from Cosmopolitan, The Santa Fe Magazine, and other newspapers and magazines; and the fourth contains an undated transcript of an interview of Johnny Mercer by Walter Wager.

.2 linear feet

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Mercer, Johnny (person)

Johnny Mercer (1910-1976) was born John H. Mercer in Savannah, Georgia, the son of George Anderson Mercer. He was educated in Savannah public schools and at Woodberry Forest School in Virginia. He worked with his father in the real estate loan business before heading to New York in 1929 with the Savannah Town Theater group for a National Little Theater contest. He remained in New York to try for a stage career. He became a well-known lyricist and moved to California, where he produced many hit s...

Parker, Geoffrey (person)

Geoff Parker is a former Assistant Professor in the Commercial Music and Recording Department at Georgia State University. From the description of Geoff Parker collection, 1946-1977. (Georgia State University). WorldCat record id: 263176919 ...