JOHNNY CARSON - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 297635
JOHNNY CARSON The host of NBC's Tonight Show inscribes a color photograph of him to FBI Special Agent in Charge Ted Gunderson. Inscribed Photograph signed: "For Ted/In friendship/Johnny", B/w 10x8.
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The host of NBC's Tonight Show inscribes a color photograph of him to FBI Special Agent in Charge Ted Gunderson.
Inscribed Photograph signed: "For Ted/In friendship/Johnny", B/w 10x8. In 1952, Johnny Carson (1925-2005) made one of his earliest national appearances on The Jack Benny Program. In 1954, while serving as one of the writers on The Red Skelton Show, Carson appeared on the show when Skelton had a minor accident during rehearsal. From May 23, 1954 to September 5, 1954, 27-year old Carson hosted a prime-time game show on CBS called Earn Your Vacation and appeared briefly in the winter of early 1955 on the CBS Morning Show, filling in for the vacationing Jack Paar. From 1955-1956, he hosted two CBS variety shows, first on Thursday nights then on daytime, each called The Johnny Carson Show. After hosting the game show Who Do You Trust (1957-1962) where he first teamed up with announcer Ed McMahon,Carson took over NBC's Tonight Show, pioneered by Steve Allen (1954-1957) and Jack Parr (1957-1962). Carson became a major national celebrity with his celebrity guests and timely comic monologs. He won 6 Emmys and many other awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1992) and the Kennedy Center Lifetime Achievement Award (1993). His farewell show in 1992 was a national event. The inscription is to Ted Gunderson (1928-2011), former Special Agent in Charge of the Memphis, Dallas and Los Angeles offices of the FBI After his retirement from the Bureau, Gunderson founded his own investigative service, and proposed highly controversial conspiracy theories regarding the JFK assassination, 9/11, Waco, the Oklahoma City bombing, CIA "mind control" projects, Satanism, and the poisoning of America by clandestine aircraft. Lightly worn. Otherwise, fine condition.
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