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Come Rain or Come Shine collection

Identifier: M152

Scope and Content of the Collection

This collection consists of a copy of the script, three programs, and a review of this production from the Los Angeles Times of December 10, 1997. The script, which was written by Susan Clines and Michael Feinstein, includes biographical anecdotes, stories about Mercer and his collaborators, and discussions of Mercer's unique abilities as a lyricist. In addition to a list of the songs performed, the program provides a short biography of Mercer with photographs, and biographical sketches of each of the performers. The review by Don Heckman mentions particularly the fine performances of "I Thought About You," "Spring, Spring, Spring," "Midnight Sun," and "Moon River."


  • 1997


Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Production Note

Come Rain or Come Shine: The Song of Johnny Mercer was a show produced by the Center Theatre Group at the Mark Taper Forum of the Los Angeles Music Center on December 8, 1997. Directed by Gordon Hunt and produced by Susan Clines, the production featured more than twenty well-known performers, including Alan Bergman, Michael Feinstein, John Pizzarelli, and Margaret Whiting. The show highlighted the works of the lyricist Johnny Mercer with performances of almost forty of his best-known songs.


0.02 Linear Feet (in 1 folder)

Language of Materials



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

Acquisition Information

Donated by Susan Clines, December 19, 1997.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. Johnny Mercer papers, 1885-1981 (M001)
  2. Johnny and Ginger Mercer papers, 1925-circa 1992 (M002)
  3. Johnny Mercer Oral History Project, 1970, 1995-1998, 2001-2002

Processing Information

Processed by Christopher Ann Paton and Christine de Catanzaro at the file level, April 7, 1998.
Come Rain or Come Shine:
A Guide to the Collection at Georgia State University Library
Georgia State University Library
May 1999
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • May 1999: Finding aid revised.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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