George Marion, Jr.

George Marion Jr. (August 30, 1899 – February 25, 1968) was an American screenwriter. He wrote for 106 films between 1920 and 1940. He also wrote lyrics for at least one Broadway musical revue: 1943's "Early To Bed" with music by Thomas "Fats" Waller. Collaborating with Karl Farkas, Marion wrote the libretto for Hungarian composer Emmerich Kálmán's 1945 operetta Marinka.

Marion was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He died in New York, New York from a heart attack.

His father was George F. Marion (1860-1945), a stage actor, stage director and film actor who is best remembered as Greta Garbo's father Chris in the early sound classic Anna Christie (1930). He was nominated at the 1st Academy Awards in the category of Best Title Writing, which was the only year it was presented.

In 1929, Marion and his wife were involved in the trial of an income-tax adviser. Both of them were witnesses in the trial of J. Marjorie Berger in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. Marion testified that he signed his tax return without having read it. His wife testified that, at Berger's suggestion, she created two cash books that contained some fictitious entries and some true entries.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 30, 1899 (Boston), Died February 25, 1968 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1929 - 1947

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter

Notes: Also listed as George Marion, Jr.

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 43 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor PBVE-54834 10-in. 5/29/1930 I've gotta yen for you Ann Gray ; Gus Arnheim Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor PBVE-54835 10-in. 5/29/1930 A peach of a pair Gus Arnheim Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor PBVE-54868 10-in. 7/16/1930 My future just passed Grace Hayes Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor PBVE-54879 10-in. 7/18/1930 Rendido de amor José Bohr Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-57518 10-in. 11/1/1929 My sweeter than sweet Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-58112 10-in. 12/16/1929 Alma mammy Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal chorus lyricist  
Victor BVE-58116 10-in. 12/17/1929 Sweeter than sweet Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Mixed vocal chorus, with piano lyricist  
Victor BVE-58523 10-in. 1/27/1930 My mad moment Wilbert Morgan ; Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-58524 10-in. 1/27/1930 It must be spring Pennsylvanians ; The Three Girl Friends ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with female vocal trio lyricist  
Victor CVE-59834 12-in. 3/19/1930 My gal Sal Coca Cola Topnotchers Radio broadcast : Orchestra, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-62202 10-in. 4/17/1930 My future just passed High Hatters ; Leonard W. Joy ; Frank Luther Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor CVE-62686 12-in. 7/21/1930 My future just passed Henny Hendrickson ; Louisville Serenaders Jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BS-76070 10-in. 5/2/1933 Adorable Leo Reisman Orchestra ; Howard Phillips Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-76071 10-in. 5/2/1933 My first love to last Leo Reisman Orchestra ; Howard Phillips Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-76088 10-in. 5/5/1933 My first love to last Ted Holt ; Jack Berger Hotel Astor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-76100 10-in. 5/5/1933 Adorable Little Jack Little Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-76155 10-in. 5/18/1933 My heart's desire Bert Lown Orchestra ; Ted Holt Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor D7VB-0574 10-in. 6/29/1947 My future just passed Delta Rhythm Boys ; Frank Comstock Orchestra Male vocal quartet, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Columbia 149129 10-in. 10/11/1929 My sweeter than sweet Golden Gate Orchestra [California Ramblers] ; Marvin Young [Irving Kaufman] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 149131 10-in. 10/11/1929 Alma mammy Golden Gate Orchestra [California Ramblers] ; Marvin Young [Irving Kaufman] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W149133 10-in. 10/11/1929 My sweeter than sweet Ipana Troubadours ; Sam Lanin Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia [W]149196 10-in. 10/28/1929 I think you'll like it Patsy Young Female vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia [W]149612 10-in. 12/23/1929 My sweeter than sweet Sammy Fain Male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W150027 10-in. 2/27/1930 (I'd like to be) A bee in your boudoir Buddy Rogers Male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W150028 10-in. 2/27/1930 My future just passed Buddy Rogers Male vocal solo lyricist  
(Results 1-25 of 43 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Marion, George, Jr.," accessed July 23, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105358.

Marion, George, Jr.. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 23, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105358.

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