A Guide to His Collection at Georgia State University
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Special Collections and Archives,
Allen, Steve, 1921-2000.
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Steve Allen (1921-2000)
was a well-known author, pianist, comedian, composer, and actor. He was an
admirer of Johnny Mercer's lyrics. After Mercer's death, his widow Ginger
Mercer and Bill Harbach encouraged Allen to write a song to a title Mercer had
created, "Your Wife Is the Love of My Life." This collection consists of a lead
sheet and typed lyrics for Allen's "Your Wife Is the Love of My
Scope and Content of the Collection
This collection consists of a lead sheet for a song titled "Your Wife
Is the Love of My Life," words and music by Steve Allen, and a single sheet of
paper with the typed lyrics to the song.
Biographical Note on Steve Allen
Born in New York City on December 26, 1921, Steve Allen spent his
early years traveling across the United States with his mother, the vaudeville
comedienne Belle Montrose. He became a well-known author, pianist, comedian,
and actor in his adult years. After working with CBS for four years, he became
host of the NBC-TV Tonight Show, which became the
model for late-night television shows, and later The
Steve Allen Show. Steve Allen died in 2000.
A prolific, Grammy-winning composer, Allen was an admirer of Johnny
Mercer's lyrics. After Mercer's death, his widow Ginger Mercer and Bill Harbach
encouraged Mr. Allen to write a song to a title Mercer had created, "Your Wife
Is the Love of My Life."
This collection is indexed under the following headings in the
Georgia State University Library online catalog (GIL). Researchers desiring
materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog
using these headings.
Restrictions on Access
Unrestricted access. All requests subject to limitations noted in
departmental policies on reproduction.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any
publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection,
the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical
property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from
this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright
holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must
contain the complete citation to the original.
[item], [folder title], Steve Allen Collection, M122, Popular Music
Collection. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University,
Donated by Steve Allen, November 15, 1999.
Processed by Christopher Ann Paton Christine de Catanzaro, May 15,
Separated material: An audio cassette
containing a performance of "Your Wife Is the Love of My Life" by Murray Ross
was separated to the Popular Music Collection Sound Recordings.