Johnny Mercer Papers, 1885-1988.

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Mercer, Johnny, 1909-1976. Johnny Mercer Papers, 1885-1988.

Johnny Mercer Papers, 1885-1988.

Correspondence, draft lyrics and music, business records, biographical materials, news clippings, photographs, audio and moving image recordings, and artifacts created or acquired by Johnny Mercer in the course of his childhood and youth in Savannah, Georgia, and his career as a songwriter, performer and businessman. Includes photographs and correspondence relating to Capitol Records, Bing Crosby, Harold Arlen, Harry Ruby, and André Previn.

28 linear feet.

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Arlen, Harold, 1905-1986

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Harold Arlen, composer was born in Buffalo, New York in 1905. He composed the music for such well-known songs as: "Over the Rainbow", "Stormy Weather", "That Old Black Magic", and "Blues in the Night". Among his collaborators were: E. Y. Harburg, Johnny Mercer, Ira Gershwin, Dorothy Fields and Leo Robbin. From the guide to the Harold Arlen papers, 1947-1967, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.) Harold Arlen, composer. From the description o...

Previn, André, 1929-

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American conductor, pianist, and composer of German birth. From the description of Autograph note signed, dated : [s.l., 26 January 1968], to Ray Pitts [1968, Jan. 26]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270952249 Conductor, composer, pianist. From the description of Interview conducted by Dick Cavett, Apr. 27, 1978 [sound recording]. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155861658 ...

Mercer, Johnny

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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...

Capitol Records, Inc.

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Crosby, Bing, 1903-1977

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American singer. From the description of Bing Crosby letter to Harry Ruby, 1964 Feb. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 716080707 From the description of Bing Crosby autograph letter to Joe Roddy, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 716080729 From the description of Bing Crosby letter to Look magazine, 1944 July 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 716080749 Although Bing Crosby studied law at Gonzaga University in Spokane, he was more interested in playi...

Ruby, Harry

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Songwriter; interviewee b.1895, d.1974. From the description of Reminiscences of Harry Ruby : oral history, 1959. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122684149 American composer. From the description of Harry Ruby letter to Irving Brown, 1963 May 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 722849700 From the description of Harry Ruby letter to Irving Brown, 1961 Sept. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 722849664 From the de...