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Abstract: 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
Abstract: John Herndon Mercer (1909-1976), a native of Savannah, Georgia, began writing songs at the age of fifteen and eventually became one of the foremost figures of 20th century American popular music. His catalog includes many numbers that have become American classics, and his activities as lyricist, composer, performer and businessman span a period of nearly five decades. The Johnny Mercer papers consist of biographical materials (including an unpublished autobiography), correspondence, drafts and...
Abstract: The Ober family lived near Johnny Mercer and his family on Lido Isle (Newport Beach, California) in the 1950s and 1960s. The two families became close friends. The collection contains correspondence, photographs, and other printed and manuscript materials, documenting the long relationship between the families, as well as collected material relating to Johnny Mercer, 1976-2000.
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
- Popular music in motion pictures 3
- photographs 3
- Lyric writing (Popular music) 2
- Lyricists 2
- Savannah (Ga.) 2
- Sound recording industry 2
- manuscripts (document genre) 2
- sheet music 2
- Composers 1
- Detroit (Mich.) 1
- Illinois 1
- Newport Beach (Calif.) 1
- Popular music -- Awards 1
- books 1
- clippings (information artifacts) 1
- magazines (periodicals) 1
- theater programs 1 ∧ less
- Mercer, Ginger (Elizabeth Meltzer), 1909-1994 2
- Capitol Records, Inc. 1
- Crosby, Bing, 1903-1977 1
- Mercer, Johnny (Friends and associates) 1
- Ober family 1