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Marvin C. Johnson papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Coll2014-036

Content Description

The collection includes scripts, sheet music, copyright information, and notes, 1955-1975, from writer Marvin C. Johnson. The bulk of the collection is comprised of scripts and sheet music from the musical, "How to Make a Dumb Blonde," (1969-1973). Additionally included are other writings, notes, rejected songs, the Writer's Guild of America TV Market List (1975), and a lecture booklet entitled "The Therapeutic Value of Music" (1955).

Dates

  • 1955-1975

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Biography

Marvin Curtiss Johnson was a gay playwright in Los Angeles, California, whose musical "How to Make a Dumb Blonde," directed for the stage by Tommy Panko, premiered at the Beverly Hilton-Tudor Dinner Theatre in Summer 1973. "How to Make a Dumb Blonde" was copywritten by Johnson and James Anderson on June 23, 1969.

Extent

0.6 Linear Feet (2 archive cartons.)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Scripts, sheet music, copyright information, and notes, 1955-1975, from writer Marvin C. Johnson. The bulk of the collection is comprised of scripts and sheet music from the musical, "How to Make a Dumb Blonde," (1969-1973) written by Johnson, with music by James Anderson.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Alan Keithley, June 17, 2013.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Cooper Moll, August 2014.

Creator

Title
Finding Aid to the Marvin C. Johnson Papers, 1955-1975
Status
Completed
Author
Cooper Moll
Date
2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.
Sponsor
Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Repository Details

Part of the ONE Archives at the USC Libraries, University of Southern California Repository

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