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Mercer, Johnny, 1909-1976



  • Existence: 1909 - 1976

Found in 42 Collections and/or Records:

Bing Crosby Show videotape collection

Identifier: M102

The collection consists of seven discrete programs of The Bing Crosby Show dating from 1959 through 1962.

Dates: 1959-1962

Charles S. Tigerman papers

Identifier: M214

The Charles S. Tigerman Papers contain legal documents and notes related to the copyright of lyricist Johnny Mercer's songs and the estate of his widow, Ginger Mercer, 1975-1995, as well as material related to Mercer festivals, 1994-1996. Charles S. Tigerman is a practicing attorney who has served as the Secretary on the Board of Directors for the Johnny Mercer Foundation.

Dates: 1975-2017

Charles Wycoff collection

Identifier: M256

The Charles Wycoff collection, 1962, 1965, 1970, undated, contains materials related to lyricist Johnny Mercer. It includes correspondence and a contract from Johnny Mercer and his contemporaries.

Dates: 1962, 1965, 1970, undated

Chris Sewell collection

Identifier: M257

The Chris Sewell Collection primarily contains materials related to lyricist Johnny Mercer. The materials are dated between 1947 and 1997.

Dates: 1947, 1987, 1997, undated

Come Rain or Come Shine collection

Identifier: M152

One folder, containing one copy of the script, three programs, and one review of the Los Angeles production Come Rain or Come Shine.

Dates: 1997

Emma Kelly collection

Identifier: M183
Abstract: Emma Kelly was a lifelong resident of Statesboro, Georgia. Having learned to play the piano at the age of six, she continued to perform for civic clubs and special events across the state for the rest of her life. The locally famous "Miss Emma" achieved world-renown when author John Berendt devoted an entire chapter to her in his novel, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. The Emma Kelly collection includes documentary materials and artifacts...
Dates: circa 1900-2001; Majority of material found within 1980 - 1999

Ervin Drake collection

Identifier: M142

One cassette tape of a song by Ervin Drake.

Dates: 1946

Gene Lees papers

Identifier: M060
Abstract: This collection consists of research materials used by Gene Lees when he was writing his Johnny Mercer biography, Portrait of Johnny: The life of John Herndon Mercer. The papers include the correspondence files of both Gene Lees and Johnny Mercer, Mercer family biographical information, page proofs of Portrait of Johnny, as well as an unpublished manuscript entitled Song Lake Summer. Other...
Dates: 1808-2004; Majority of material found within 1990 - 2004

Geoffrey Parker collection

Identifier: M007

This collection consists of newsclippings, press releases, programs, an interview transcript and other material relating to Johnny Mercer, 1946-1977, which Georgia State University professor Geoffrey Parker gathered from various sources including recordings of a GSU tribute to Johnny Mercer.

Dates: 1946-1977

Georgia State University Mercer Stamp Celebration collection

Identifier: M124

This collection consists of fourteen color photo images (28 prints, 2 of each image) of the lobby at the Rialto Theater prior to the Mercer postal stamp celebration in September 1996.

Dates: 1996

Ginger Mercer collection

Identifier: M003
Abstract: Ginger Mercer was born Elizabeth Meltzer on June 25, 1909 in Brooklyn, New York, one of three daughters born to Anna and Joseph Meltzer. While a member of the cast of the Garrick Gaieties of 1930 Ginger met an aspiring actor named Johnny Mercer, her future husband, who had moved to New York from Savannah, Georgia to try his hand at a show business career. Following her husband's death, Ginger traveled widely and spent much of her time promoting her Johnny...
Dates: circa 1960-1983

Harry Mackenzie collection

Identifier: M058

Harry Mackenzie is a resident of Glasgow, Scotland who has researched and written extensively on radio during the 1940s. His collection consists of an unpublished 1992 manuscript, The Johnny Mercer Chesterfield Music Shop, a revision of the discography he published in 1986.

Dates: 1992

Hugh Mercer, Jr. collection

Identifier: M145

This collection consists of one folder of correspondence and greeting cards from the files of Hugh Mercer, Jr., son of Johnny Mercer’s half-brother.

Dates: circa 1937-1973

Joan Clarke Johnny Mercer collection

Identifier: M172

Consists of a videocassette recording of a 1951 episode of the television program The Name's the Same featuring Johhny Mercer.

Dates: 1951

John and Seymour Rennolds collection

Identifier: M135
Scope and Content of the Collection The John and Seymour Rennolds Collection covers the time period from 1933 to about 1992. The manuscript portion of the collection includes materials that the Rennolds gathered on twentieth-century lyricist and composer Johnny Mercer (1909-1976). Included in the collection are a brief history of the collection itself, general files, correspondence, clippings and programs, music and lyrics, song magazines, one photograph, and three videotapes.A significant part of the manuscript...
Dates: 1933-circa 1992; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1985

Johnny and Ginger Mercer papers

Identifier: M002

The Johnny and Ginger Mercer Papers contain manuscripts, photographs, sheet music, recordings, printed materials, and memorabilia documenting the early careers (1920s through about 1931) of both Johnny and Ginger Mercer; their courtship and marriage (1930 and 1931); and Johnny Mercer's career as a songwriter, performer, and businessman as it continued after their marriage; Johnny Mercer's work as a lyricist.

Dates: 1925-circa 1992

Johnny Mercer Box Office dedication collection

Identifier: M140

This collection consists of memorabilia from the dedication of the Johnny Mercer Box Office at the McCallum Theatre, March 16, 2001, Palm Desert, Ca.

Dates: 2001

Johnny Mercer contracts collection

Identifier: M212

The collection consists of 24 contracts (dated 1933;1939, 1952-1978) signed by American lyricist Johnny Mercer (1909-1976), some with associated correspondence; and one contract signed by his son after his death.

Dates: 1933, 1939, 1952-1978

Johnny Mercer Foundation records

Identifier: M141

The Johnny Mercer Foundation is a charitable organization with a stated mission of supporting the discipline of songwriting in the tradition of the Great American Songbook as exemplified by the life and work of Johnny Mercer. Board meeting minutes, correspondence, legal documents, financial records and audits, and reports from supported charities and initiatives make up their records, dated 1962-2018.

Dates: 1962-2018

Johnny Mercer interview with Willis Conover, January 30, 1970

 Item — Othertype Oral History
Identifier: M011_MercerJ-ConoverW
Scope and Contents This interview was recorded by Mr. Conover, who intended to use the recording in subsequent broadcasts for the Voice of America. In the course of the interview, Mr. Conover supplies Mercer song titles for Mr. Mercer to comment on. The conversation touches on such topics as how the songs came to be written, which recordings of the songs Mr. Mercer likes best, and alternate lyrics that Mr. Mercer may have written. Mr. Mercer also discusses what it means, in his opinion, to be from the South,...
Dates: January 30, 1970

Additional filters:

Collection 41
Archival Object 1
Popular music 32
Lyricists 25
correspondence 10
Lyric writing (Popular music) 9
photographs 9
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Savannah (Ga.) 8
Los Angeles (Calif.) 7
sheet music 7
clippings (information artifacts) 6
Popular music -- Writing and publishing 5
Composers 4
Atlanta (Ga.) 3
Music publishing 3
Musicals 3
Popular music -- Awards 3
Popular music in motion pictures 3
Sound recording industry 3
Women singers 3
Compact discs 2
Johnny Mercer Chesterfield music shop (Radio program) 2
Music business 2
Radio programs, Musical 2
Television and popular music 2
audiocassettes 2
magazines (periodicals) 2
manuscripts (document genre) 2
phonograph records 2
programs (documents) 2
theater programs 2
transcripts 2
video recordings 2
Arrangement (Music) 1
Art, Amateur 1
Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations 1
Concerts 1
Country music 1
Detroit (Mich.) 1
Dreams -- Religious aspects 1
Estate planning 1
Hammer, Mike (Fictitious character) 1
Illinois 1
Jazz 1
Lawyers 1
Midnight in the garden of good and evil (Motion picture) 1
Newport Beach (Calif.) 1
Palm Desert (Calif.) 1
Radio broadcasting 1
Radio programs 1
Richmond (Va.) 1
Sound recordings -- Collectors and collecting 1
Statesboro (Ga.) 1
Television quiz shows 1
Variety shows (Television programs) 1
Watercolor painting, American 1
Women musicians 1
Women pianists 1
artifacts (object genre) 1
audiotapes 1
books 1
caps (headgear) 1
color prints (photographs) 1
color transparencies 1
contracts 1
discographies 1
documentaries (motion picture genre) 1
interviews 1
legal documents 1
mailing lists 1
manuscripts for publication 1
minutes (administrative records) 1
oral histories (document genres) 1
postage stamps 1
posters 1
press releases 1
promotional materials 1
reproductive prints 1
scrapbooks 1
screenplays 1
scripts (documents) 1
songbooks 1
sound recordings 1
videocassettes 1
videotapes 1
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