Margaret Whiting collection, circa 1950s-1999 ; undated.


Margaret Whiting collection, circa 1950s-1999 ; undated.

The Margaret Whiting collection, acquired over several years, consists of printed, visual, and audio materials relating to the careers of Margaret Whiting, Johnny Mercer, Johnny Rotella, and Emma Kelly. The printed materials in the collection include a letter, news clippings, sheet music, a songbook, photocopied song manuscripts, draft lyrics, and two copies of Sheet Music Magazine (November 1987). Photographs, videotaped interviews and performances, posters, CD's, and a video of The Nancy Lamott Story comprise the audio-visual portion of the collection.

.5 linear ft.

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Lamott, Nancy (person)

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...

Rotella, Johnny (person)

Kelly, Emma (Thompson), 1918-2001. (person)

Whiting, Margaret (person)

Margaret Whiting (born 22 July 1924 in Detroit, Michigan), the daughter of songwriter Richard Whiting (1891-1938), was one of the first artists to be engaged by Capitol Records, where she began recording in 1942. Johnny Mercer played a major role in the development of her career as a singer. In the early 1940s her hits included "That Old Black Magic" (with Freddie Slack), "Moonlight in Vermont" (with Billy Butterfield), and "It Might As Well Be Spring" (with Paul Weston). Between 1946 and 1954 W...