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Abstract: George A. Mercer (father of songwriter Johnny Mercer) built the home at Vernon View, Savannah, Georgia that was used by the family as a summer home. The collection consists of four color photographs of the house, donated by longtime resident Georgia Roux.
Abstract: This collection consists of fourteen color photo images (28 prints, 2 of each image) of the lobby at the Rialto Theater prior to the Mercer postal stamp celebration in September 1996.
Abstract: This collection consists of one folder of correspondence and greeting cards from the files of Hugh Mercer, Jr., son of Johnny Mercer’s half-brother.
Dates: circa 1937-1973
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: 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...
Abstract: Sadie Vimmerstedt, who was a resident of Youngstown, Ohio, wrote a letter to Johnny Mercer in February of 1957 suggesting that Mercer write a song entitled "When Somebody Breaks Your Heart." Mercer wrote the song, ultimately sharing authorship with her on a 50/50 basis. Mrs. Vimmerstedt's collection includes Mercer's first letter to her, a few Christmas cards from Mercer, and photographs taken at the 1963 Grammy Awards banquet.
Dates: 1959-circa 1970
- photographs 4
- correspondence 3
- Savannah (Ga.) 2
- clippings (information artifacts) 2
- Arrangement (Music) 1
- Composers 1
- Los Angeles (Calif.) 1
- Lyric writing (Popular music) 1
- Music publishing 1
- Newport Beach (Calif.) 1
- Popular music -- Awards 1
- Vacation homes 1
- color photographs 1
- color prints (photographs) 1
- manuscripts (document genre) 1
- sheet music 1 ∧ less
- Mercer, Johnny, 1909-1976 5
- Cole, Nat King, 1919-1965 1
- Crosby, Bing, 1903-1977 1
- Georgia State University. Mercer Stamp Celebration 1
- Kimball, Robert 1