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Finding Aid to the Marvin C. Johnson Papers, 1955-1975 Coll2014.036
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Restrictions
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.
Availability
The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.