Marvin C. Johnson papers
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).
- Johnson, Marvin C. (Author, Person)
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.
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.
0.6 Linear Feet (2 archive cartons.)
Language of Materials
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.
The collection is arranged alphabetically.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Alan Keithley, June 17, 2013.
Collection processed by Cooper Moll, August 2014.
- Finding Aid to the Marvin C. Johnson Papers, 1955-1975
- Cooper Moll
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Description is in English.
- Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.