"Johnny Mercer: The Dream's On Me" collection
Scope and Contents of the Records
Production and research materials created or assembled for the documentary film Johnny Mercer: The Dream's On Me, released in 2009, comprise the collection. Sound recordings, audiovisual recordings, reference material including photographs, and production records, 1912-2013, document newly-created interviews and performances as well as historical material gathered for review or excerpted in the finished film.
- Creation: 1912-2013
- Johnny Mercer Foundation (Organization)
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.
The Johnny Mercer Foundation worked with the Turner Classic Movies network, Rhapsody Productions, executive producer Clint Eastwood and director Bruce Ricker to create Johnny Mercer: The Dream's On Me, a 100-minute documentary on the life and music of songwriter Johnny Mercer, released in 2009. The film featured historical footage of Mercer (1909-1976) and artists performing his songs, as well as new interviews and performances.
18.8 Linear Feet (20 containers)
Language of Materials
The Johnny Mercer Foundation worked with the Turner Classic Movies network, Rhapsody Productions, executive producer Clint Eastwood and director Bruce Ricker to create Johnny Mercer: The Dream's On Me, a 100-minute documentary on the life and music of songwriter Johnny Mercer, released in 2009. The collection includes production and research materials created or assembled for the film, 1912-2013, including newly-created interviews and performances as well as historical material.
The Collection is arranged into eight series:
- Series I: Master and Edits, 2007-2009
- Series II: Stock Footage, 1951-2009
- Series III: Films, 1927-2013
- Series IV: TV Shows, 1937-2009
- Series V: Radio Shows, 1936-2006
- Series VI: Interviews, 1936-2009
- Series VII: Performances, 1912-2009
- Series VIII: Manuscripts and Photographs, 2003-2009
Donated by the Johnny Mercer Foundation, 1 November 2009 (M2009-08).
Some commercially released materials have been separated out. These included 7 CDs, 4 DVDs, and 1 VHS tape, all reference content about other works by people involved with the production of the documentary, namely Clint Eastwood, Bruce Ricker, and Bill Charlap. Access to these items is available through the GSU Library's GIL-Find Catalog.
Processed by Special Collections staff, 2016-2017. Boxes 21 and 22 processed by Michelle Leasure, 2021. Some commercially released materials separated out at this time to be cataloged.
- "Johnny Mercer: The Dream's On Me":
- A Guide to the Collection at Georgia State University Library
- Michelle Leasure
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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