Personal Life: Photos from Hoagy's personal albums
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Hoagy, born Hoagland Carmichael, at about age 3.
Hoagy Carmichael with his mother, Lida Carmichael.
Hoagy in Palm Beach, circa 1923.
Indiana University, circa 1926.
Indiana University, circa 1927. The Bent Eagles were a Dada-inspired ensemble who dipped into poetry, drank merrily and paraded (quite literally) around campus.
Hoagy Carmichael's first band, 1919.
Ruth Menardi, soon to be Ruth Carmichael, circa 1936.
Left to right: Ginger and Johnny Mercer, Hoagy and Ruth Carmichael.