Johnny Mercer Centenary Screening

Dec 18, 2009


Johnny Mercer, the man who gave us “Hooray for Hollywood,” penned over 1,500 songs during his legendary career, many of them written for the 90-odd films on which he worked with composers like Harry Warren, Hoagy Carmichael, Henry Mancini, and Gene de Paul. To mark the centenary of Mercer’s birth (November 10, 1909), the Department of Film, in association with the Johnny Mercer Foundation and Barry Day, presents one of Mercer’s most exuberant and popular films, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

Organized by Laurence Kardish, Senior Curator, Department of Film.


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