JOHNNY CARSON - COLLECTION WITH ED McMAHON, SKITCH HENDERSON - HFSID 268884
THE TONIGHT SHOW: JOHNNY CARSON, ED McMAHON and SKITCH HENDERSON Three b/w photos, each signed by one member of the long running nighttime show. Collection 1) Photograph signed: "Best Wishes,/Johnny Carson". B/w, 7¾x10. Left margin neatly removed. Traces of file holes at 3 spots on left edge.
Sale Price $450.00
THE TONIGHT SHOW: JOHNNY CARSON, ED McMAHON and SKITCH HENDERSON
Three b/w photos, each signed by one member of the long running nighttime show.
Collection 1) Photograph signed: "Best Wishes,/Johnny Carson". B/w, 7¾x10. Left margin neatly removed. Traces of file holes at 3 spots on left edge. Otherwise, fine condition. 2) Photograph inscribed and signed: "For/Margie/Peace!/Ed McMahon. B/w, 7x9. Ink note (unknown hand) on verso: "1976". Light corner creases. Otherwise, fine condition. 3) Photograph signed: "Best Wishes -/Skitch Henderson". B/w, 10x8. Captioned in lower margin. Slightly soiled in margins. Stray ink mark on verso shows through lightly in lower margin. Otherwise, fine condition. From 1962 to 1992, Johnny Carson was the king of late night television. The affable host entertained millions of viewers each night with his celebrity interviews and his comic monologues, often inspired by events of the day. JOHNNY CARSON (1925-2005), a radio host from the late 1940s, entered TV as a writer for Red Skelton (1951), making a promising comic debut when Skelton was injured backstage. After hosting the game show Who Do You Trust (1957-1962), became host of NBC's Tonight Show, pioneered by Steve Allen (1954-1957) and Jack Parr (1957-1962). Carson became a major national celebrity, winning 6 Emmys and many other awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1992) and the Kennedy Center Lifetime Achievement Award (1993). His farewell program, which revisited great moments from the show, was a national event. Popular announcer ED McMAHON, who had first worked with Carson on Who Do You Trust, went with Johnny to the Tonight, show and stayed there throughout Carson's tenure, introducing Carson with the famous "Heeeere's Johnny." Bandleader SKITCH HENDERSON (1918-2005), later the founder of the New York Pops (1983), worked on TV with Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and Steve Allen's Tonight , before joining Johnny Carson (1962-1967). For two years (1965-1967), he and McMahon had a 15-minute segment of their own preceding Carson's appearance. The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson moved from New York to Burbank, California in 1972, after which Carson yielded Monday nights to a guest host. Among those frequently filling the coveted Monday night spot were Jerry Lewis, Joey Bishop, Joan Rivers, Bob Newhart, Carson successor Jay Leno and Leno-rival David Letterman. Three items.
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