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Abstract: The collection consists of three compact discs made from audiotapes and a phonograph record. The recordings (circa 1967) feature Johnny Mercer vocals, accompanied by a piano or small combo, for 19 songs he composed for the unproduced musical "Mike," a musical comedy for the stage based on Mickey Spillane's hard-boiled detective Mike Hammer.
Dates: circa 1967
Abstract 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...
Abstract: Richard A. Whiting was a prominent music composer for Hollywood and Broadway productions from the 1920s-1930s. The Richard A. Whiting Collection, 1896-2006, contains files related to Whiting's life and career as a musical composer including correspondence, photographs, periodicals and sheet music.
Dates: 1891-2006; Majority of material found within 1950 - 2006
Abstract: The Robert Kimball Collection, 1930-2008, consists of mixed materials compiled by the well-respected musical theater historian as research for his co-edited book The Complete Lyrics of Johnny Mercer (New York, 2009). The collection contains biographical information on Johnny Mercer's collaborators, songs (in the form of sheet music, arranger's piano and vocal scores, arranger's lead sheets, piano-conductor scores), newspaper clippings, copies of theater programs...
- Lyricists 3
- photographs 2
- sheet music 2
- Arrangement (Music) 1
- Compact discs 1
- Detroit (Mich.) 1
- Hammer, Mike (Fictitious character) 1
- Illinois 1
- Los Angeles (Calif.) 1
- Lyric writing (Popular music) 1
- Musicals 1
- Popular music in motion pictures 1
- clippings (information artifacts) 1
- correspondence 1
- documentaries (motion picture genre) 1
- magazines (periodicals) 1 ∧ less
- Cole, Nat King, 1919-1965 1
- Crosby, Bing, 1903-1977 1
- Johnny Mercer Foundation 1
- Kimball, Robert 1
- Tannen, Charles, 1915-1980 1