Steve Allen collection
Scope and Content of the Collection
This collection consists of a lead sheet for a song titled "Your Wife Is the Love of My Life," words and music by Steve Allen, and a single sheet of paper with the typed lyrics to the song.
- Allen, Steve (Person)
Restrictions on Access
Collection is open for research use.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Georgia State University is the owner of the physical collection and makes reproductions available for research, subject to the copyright law of the United States and item condition. Georgia State University may or may not own the rights to materials in the collection. It is the researcher's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and obtain permission from the copyright holder before publication, reproduction, or display of the materials beyond what is reasonable under copyright law. Researchers may quote selections from the collection under the fair use provision of copyright law.
Biographical Note on Steve Allen
Born in New York City on December 26, 1921, Steve Allen spent his early years traveling across the United States with his mother, the vaudeville comedienne Belle Montrose. He became a well-known author, pianist, comedian, and actor in his adult years. After working with CBS for four years, he became host of the NBC-TV Tonight Show, which became the model for late-night television shows, and later The Steve Allen Show. Steve Allen died in 2000.
A prolific, Grammy-winning composer, Allen was an admirer of Johnny Mercer's lyrics. After Mercer's death, his widow Ginger Mercer and Bill Harbach encouraged Mr. Allen to write a song to a title Mercer had created, "Your Wife Is the Love of My Life."
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Language of Materials
Steve Allen (1921-2000) was a well-known author, pianist, comedian, composer, and actor. He was an admirer of Johnny Mercer's lyrics. After Mercer's death, his widow Ginger Mercer and Bill Harbach encouraged Allen to write a song to a title Mercer had created, "Your Wife Is the Love of My Life." This collection consists of a lead sheet and typed lyrics for Allen's "Your Wife Is the Love of My Life."
Donated by Steve Allen, November 15, 1999.
During processing various materials were separated to other Popular Music and Culture Music Collections. Please contact Special Collections for access.
Popular Music Sound Recordings Collection
- "Your Wife Is the Love of My Life," by Murray Ross [Audiocassette]
Processed by Christopher Ann Paton Christine de Catanzaro at the file level, May 15, 2000.
- Steve Allen:
- A Guide to His Collection at Georgia State University Library
- Georgia State University Library
- 15 May 2000
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