sculpture "Johnny Mercer" is a maquette for a lifesize
sculpture that is currently in production and will be placed in
downtown Savannah, Georgia, upon completion.
From the mid-1930s through the mid-1950s, many of the songs Johnny
Mercer wrote and performed were among the most popular hits of the
time. He wrote the lyrics to more than a thousand songs, including
compositions for movies and Broadway shows. He received nineteen
Academy Award nominations and four Academy Awards for Best Song.
Mercer was also a co-founder of Capitol Records.
"Johnny Mercer" sculpture is modeled after a famous photograph
of Mr. Mercer in New York City leaning on a fire hydrant, reading