Johnny Carson’s Shure SM33 Microphone

Posted on December 26, 2016 by Dave - Carson Entertainment Group | 0 comments

In April of 2005, 4 month’s after Johnny Carson passed away, an anonymous bidder snatched a piece of TV history, offering $50,787 for the microphone that sat prominently on the desk of late-night king Johnny Carson from the late 1960s until the 1980s. The 10-pound Shure model SM33 ribbon microphone had a label on it that bluntly declares: "Johnny's Mic... Not Ed's... Not Fred's" — a reference to announcer Ed McMahon and producer Fred DeCordova.

The microphone was saved from a trash bin two decades before by "The Tonight Show" chief boom operator Stan Sweeney. It was still in great working order when it was auctioned. 

The story of how it was rescued is a cool one, we’ve attached a letter of provenance from Stan Sweeney that tells of how he rescued the mic when Studio #1 was being remodeled and upgraded.

Since it’s auction we believe the microphone has remained in the collection of the anonymous bidder. We’d love to know more about the collector and the collection and what’s become of this one-of-a-kind collectable. A mic like this had never come to auction before and I wonder what would a Carson fan pay for this today?

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Posted on December 24, 2016 by Dave - Carson Entertainment Group | 0 comments

We wanted to thank all of you fans out there for your support and wish all of you peace and happiness and more to come in the new year. 2016 has been the best year to be a Johnny Carson fan since Johnny retired in 1992. From the many releases of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson available from Carson Entertainment on DVD or Download, Johnny's return to broadcast TV on Antenna TV in January, the great behind the scenes stories and interviews on the CarsonPodcast, Social Media outlets like our Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channel there really has never been a better time to be a fan of this great TV show. We look forward to 2017 and More To Come for all of us. Best wishes and the Happiest of Holidays to all of you sincerely JohnnyCarson.com 

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Last Chance for Holiday Shipping

Posted on December 21, 2016 by Dave - Carson Entertainment Group | 0 comments

Holiday Shoppers it's your Last Chance for Holiday Shipping today and tomorrow. Order today 12/21 and choose FedEx 2 Day or by 12/22 and choose FedEx Overnight and get your holiday gifts in time for the Christmas Holiday. Don't delay, if you want to give the gift of laughter this Christmas. Place your order today and make someone on your Christmas list overjoyed! We'll be processing all FedEx 2 Day orders today by 3pm PST and all orders tomorrow by 3pm PST, so get those orders in and we wish all of you the Happiest of Holidays and a very Merry Christmas!



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Twelve Days of Carson Final Day

Posted on December 16, 2016 by Dave - Carson Entertainment Group | 0 comments

On the Twelfth Day of Carson my true love gave to me, close to two full shows of Johnny! We hope all of you Carson fans tuning in have enjoyed the Twelve Days of Carson. Today is the final day and concludes with the final segment from December 14, 1989. If you tuned in for all twelve days then you've been able to watch essentially two full shows from December 14th & 15th, 1989 including the commercials! If you haven't been tuning in then you're in for a treat and can watch both shows below!  We thought the world could use a bit more laughter this holiday season and hope that you were able to share in that. And on this twelfth day enjoy this final 24 hour Coupon for 10% off all purchases. So act today and pick up some great DVDs and share the gift of laughter with your loved ones. Be sure and chose expedited shipping to insure you get it for Christmas and from all of us here at JohnnyCarson.com we wish you the Happiest of Holidays. Merry Christmas!

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Twelve Days of Carson Day 9

Posted on December 13, 2016 by Dave - Carson Entertainment Group | 0 comments

Twelve Days of Carson continues with Day 9. All of you Carson fans tuning in are now in the bonus round, it's the show from the day before the Full Show that was aired on the first 8 days. If you remember in the monologue from December 15, 1989 they discuss the little fight that Johnny and Doc had the night before, well now you get to tune in to the night before. Today Johnny and Ed begin a hilarious look at New Christmas products, a favorite segment over the years. We'll be releasing close to the full show from this night as well, so enjoy this special broadcast of two Christmas shows from 1989. Also if you're still doing your Christmas shopping, we have a great coupon for you today. Use the coupon code below for $5 OFF any purchase of $25 or more. This coupon is only good for 24 hours so get busy shopping and Bundle & Save on some great collections with the original commercials and enjoy them with your family this Holiday Season only at JohnnyCarson.com!

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