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Johnny Carson / Henry Bushkin.

Bushkin, Henry, (Author).

  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9780544217621
  • ISBN: 0544217624
  • Description: 294 pages, [16] unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : An Eamon Dolan Book/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.

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Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 920/CARSON (Text to Phone) Available -
Beverly Main Adult Nonfiction PN 1992.4 .C28 B88 2013 (Text to Phone) Available -
Danvers Adult Nonfiction PN 1992.4 C28 B88 2013 (Text to Phone) Available -
Everett - Parlin Memorial Adult Biography B/C3215b (Text to Phone) Available -
Lynnfield Adult Nonfiction PN 1992.4 .C28 B88 2013 (Text to Phone) Available -
Marblehead Adult Biography BIO CARSON, JOHNNY 2013 (Text to Phone) Available -
Melrose Biographies (Main Floor) Biography 791.45 Carson Bushkin (Text to Phone) Available -
Peabody Main Adult Nonfiction PN 1992.4 .C28 B88 2013 (Text to Phone) Available -
Peabody South Branch Adult Nonfiction PN 1992.4 .C28 B88 2013 (Text to Phone) Available -
Reading Adult Nonfiction B CARSON BUS (Text to Phone) Available -
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Content descriptions

General Note: Includes index.
Contents Note: 1979: The star among stars -- 1970: Breaking in -- 1970: Calamity John -- 1972: Joanne and Joanna -- 1972-1978: Stairway to paradise -- 1979: NBC-See ya -- 1979-1980: Free agency -- 1979-1980: Clear sailing -- 1980-1981: The inauguration -- 1972-1980: Vegas -- 1980-1984: Hobson's choices -- 1982-1985: Homme et Femme -- 1982-1985: Days of Weinberger and neuroses -- 1987: Darkness falls -- 1987-1988: The end.
Summary: A revealing and incisive account of the King of Late Night at the height of his fame and power, by his lawyer, wingman, fixer, and closest confidant. From 1962 until 1992, Johnny Carson hosted The Tonight Show and permeated the American consciousness. In the '70s and '80s he was the country's highest-paid entertainer and its most enigmatic. He was notoriously inscrutable, as mercurial (and sometimes cruel) off-camera as he was charming and hilarious onstage. It is a tautly rendered and remarkably nuanced portrait of Carson, revealing not only how he truly was, but why. .--Publisher's description.

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