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The Vault Series - Volumes 1-12 DVD Collection
The biggest release of the Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson in years is here! The Vault Series has become a hit with Carson fans, historians and late night aficionados alike. Thanks to your dedicated support we've been able to put together this very special 12 DVD collection of full shows from the Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson.

This 12-DVD set includes: 24 Full Shows - including commercials! Plus over 4 hours of bonus clips.


Volumes 1-6 contain the first six DVDs that started the series.12 Full Shows - including commercials, plus over 2 hours of bonus material!

Volume 1 -
Show 1: 10/2/1972 The 10th Anniversary Show with:
Dean Martin, Ronald Reagan, Jack Benny, Joey Bishop, Don Rickles, George Burns, Jerry Lewis, Rowan and Martin, Dinah Shore, Ed, Doc and More!

Show 2: 9/19/72
A gem of a show – Classic Johnny Carson with guests Bob Hope, Dom Deluise, John Denver and Peter Fonda.

Bonus Material: 9/22/72
And if two full shows isn't enough, just kidding, we know it's not... we’ve also included a priceless bonus clip featuring stuntwoman Peaches Jones who starred in some of the best Blaxploitation films of the 1960’s and 1970’s including Mod Squad, Coffy, Foxy Brown and more. Watch as she performs some of her stunts on Johnny!

Approximate Running Time: 164 minutes


Volume 2 -
Show 1: 10/23/74
Happy Birthday Johnny! This raucous party has some serious energy, wait till you hear the studio audience! Johnny invites a hilarious Buddy Hackett, 70’s pop star Lana Cantrell, Michael Preminger, & Prime F. Osborn III and his Marx toy train diorama to this one of a kind party!

Show 2: 10/23/84
For this show we blast 10 years down the road for another birthday celebration, talk about a time machine! This night finds Johnny sharing his birthday with Paul McCartney, Mary Gross from Saturday Night Live & magician Jonathan Brown. Classic Tonight Show magic!

Extended Bonus Clip: 10/23/87
This extended bonus segment has Johnny spending his birthday with David Letterman & Joe Piscopo. Now you can see more never-before-released footage from this time-honored show.

Approximate Running Time: 168 minutes


Volume 3 -
Show 1: 12/05/75
This is the only surviving footage of these amazing shows! Watch as Gallagher makes his hilarious Tonight Show debut, along with Sean Connery, Michael Caine, David Brenner, and Burt Mustin. Brought to you in it's original vintage format, the source material contains some minor imperfections, but it was so good we just had to get it released.

Show 2: 12/12/75
Get into the holiday spirit with classic Tonight Show guests including Bob Hope, Dean Martin, Charles Nelson Reilly, Carol Wayne and a side-splitting Tea Time with Art Fern. It is true Tonight Show magic, and this show is a riot!

Bonus Clip:12/02/75
The always fabulous Lucille Ball joins Johnny to talk about life and her upcoming holiday special.


Approximate Running Time: 176 minutes


Volume 4 -
Show 1: 03/02/76
A trip back in time to spring of 1976! Join Johnny and his famous guests Charlton Heston and Michael Landon. Larry Adler plays a duet of “Our Love is Here to Stay” with Doc, as well as a very early appearance by Billy Crystal, and finally Lisa Farringer. This is the first show from the week that the famous Rhinestone Cowboy skit appeared. A classic Tonight Show!

Show 2: 03/03/76
Continue this week in March with the following Tonight Show guests including an enriching chat with the legendary Orson Welles, a hilarious appearance by John Byner, a delightful conversation with Susan Clark and a visit from the Tonight Show’s correspondent from Costa Rica, Sam Blotner.

Bonus Clip: 03/23/76
Join Johnny on his first show back from one of his famous spring breaks. Ed just got married and Johnny is relaxed and ready to joke with the Tonight Show’s fabulous crowd.


Approximate Running Time: 175 minutes


Volume 5 -
Show 1: 03/04/76
The famous Rhinestone Cowboy episode! Johnny performs his version of “Rhinestone Cowboy” and the party doesn’t stop there. Guests include Robert Blake, an uproarious Don Rickles, the always pleasing Bob Hope and Desi Arnaz. This show is definitely one for the history books.

Show 2: 03/05/76
The star studded parade that is now the stuff of legend continues. After a visit from Carnac the Magnificent, Bing Crosby makes his first appearance on the show, followed by Ray Bolger of Wizard of Oz fame. Then finish things off with Marvin Hamlisch and the resident nonagenarian Burt Mustin who busts up the gang with his stories.

Bonus Clip: 03/23/76
More exciting bonus material from this show. An unexpected drop in by Rodney Dangerfield. Then Joan Embery adds some animal hijinks with her menagerie from the San Diego Zoo.


Approximate Running Time: 177 minutes


Volume 6 -
Show 1: 09/07/73
This show is a knock-out! Johnny is joined by Muhammad Ali and Ken Norton as they weigh in three days before their famous 1973 bout. Great appearances by Karen Valentine, Joel Grey and Carol Wayne, as well as the Mighty Carson Art Players.

Show 2: 10/02/73
The 11th Anniversary Show. Celebrate in style with Dean Martin, Buddy Hackett, Burt Reynolds, Don Rickles and Carol Wayne. And that’s not all Friends! Enjoy a Tea Time Movie with Art Fern and the Matinee Lady.

Bonus Clip: 09/14/73
The Tonight Show welcomes the Godfather of Soul, James Brown! Watch his amazing performance then join Johnny on the couch with James and Ed. And if that’s not enough, The Mighty Carson Art Players perform their very own tribute to Grease.


Approximate Running Time: 175 minutes




Volumes 7-12 continues the series with six never-before-released DVDs.12 Full Shows - including commercials, plus appx 2 hours of bonus material!

Volume 7-
Show 1: 03/26/74
It's Streak Week on the Tonight Show. Streaking is all the rage in this trip back to 1974, and rumors abound. Join Johnny with his guests Suzanne Pleshette, James Garner, Robert Klein, Jack Haley Jr., Ed, Doc and More!

Show 2: 03/28/74
A history making show – with guests Michael Landon, Carl Reiner, Gloria Loring, and Joanna Cassidy.

Bonus Material: 03/29/74
Johnny is in his element delivering his monologue during Streak Week. Tune in for the laughs.

Approximate Running Time: 170 minutes


Volume 8-
Show 1:
11/06//75
Take a trip back to November 1975. Volume 3 contains some great shows from December 1975, and while digging through the archives, we noticed that roll of great shows was happening in November as well.
This show contains some definite Tonight Show magic with Buddy Rich, Jack Palance, Madlyn Rhue and Steve Allen.


Show 2: 11/07/75
The roll continues with Gene Kelly, Shecky Greene, Ronnie Graham, and Stockard Channing

Bonus Material: 11/04/75
The crowd is ready and rowdy to kick off the night in this opening monologue. Afterwards join Johnny & Ed at the desk as they expound their knowledge of all things funny.

Approximate Running Time: 176 minutes


Volume 9 -
Show 1: 11/11/75
The trip continues as we deliver another classic Tonight Show from November 1975. A small segment from this episode has been in circulation on the Animal Hijinks DVD for years, now you get to see this time honored show in it's entirety. A true gem from the archives featuring Joan Embery, Orson Bean, Charlie Callas, Lynda Carter and the Mighty Carson Art Players.


Show 2: 11/20/75
This show has stood the test of time, it's as funny today as it was back in the day. Guests include Steve Lawrence, Buddy Hackett, and Roy Clark.

Bonus Clip: 11/21/75
Vincent Price pays a visit to the Tonight Show and it's time for some fun in the kitchen.

Approximate Running Time: 175 minutes


Volume 10 -
Show 1: 08/04/77
Hot comedy from August 1977. Johnny invites, Joan Embery, Orson Bean, Andy Kaufman and Eugene Fodor to the Tonight Show for an amazing evening of entertainment. Talk about variety!

Show 2: 08/05/77
After Johnny bombs at the monologue like only he can, he welcomes two Richards and two Davids to the Tonight Show. Watch as they all come together to create one memorable evening. Featuring Rich Little, Richard Pryor, David Sayh, and consumer advocate David Horowitz.

Bonus Clip: 08/02/77
Funny antics continue as Tonight Show producer Fred De Cordova returns from vacation in Hawaii.

Approximate Running Time: 175 minutes


Volume 11 -
Show 1: 11/22/72
The Tonight Show takes a trip back to New York! Having recently relocated to Burbank California in May of 1972, the cast and crew of the Tonight Show still had some roots in New York. For Volumes 11 and 12 join them as they take a trip back and bring the whole zany circus with them. This show happens right before Thanksgiving and is a real treat! Join Johnny in rare form with James Coco, Rodney Dangerfield, Marilyn Maye and Lorne Greene.

Show 2: 11/24/72
Settle on to the couch this day after Thanksgiving and join the Tonight Show crew and their antics as their New York extravaganza continues. Guests include Tony Randall, David Brenner, Jaye P. Morgan, mentalist Mark Stone and a visit from famous circus clown Oleg Popov.

Bonus Clip: 11/17/72
The Monologue from this show sets up the shows that we picked from the trip back to New York so well we had to include it. Due to the limitation of space on DVDs we weren't able to put the shows in chronological order. However, for Volumes 11 and Volumes 12, we highly recommend that you watch these shows in the order they aired. Meaning, watch this bonus segment first, then Show 1, the bonus segment from Volume 12, followed by Show 2. You'll get it once you get the DVDs. Enjoy!

Approximate Running Time: 178 minutes


Volume 12 -
Show 1: 11/27/72
This show is one for the ages folks. Johnny dukes it out with physical ability as well as his amazing wit and charm with guests heavy weight champ Joe Frazier, Truman Capote, comedian Robert Klein and actress Tammy Grimes.

Show 2: 11/29/72
We finish our trip back to New York with Johnny's last show before returning to California, and what a show it is! Ed McMahon and the Kane Sisters do a tribute to old New York, Buddy Rich shows us why he's the best drummer in the world, Marilyn Horne performs songs from Carmen and the Sound of Music and Margaret Truman tells us all about her father and her latest novel.

Bonus Clip: 11/23/72
What could be better than a Thanksgiving monologue from Johnny Carson from 1972? It's our treat to you, enjoy!

Approximate Running Time: 180 minutes



That's right 24 full shows - plus over 4 hours of bonus material all contained in 12 DVDs. So enjoy every classic episode, and laugh along through the years as Johnny and his guests take you back in time with comedy, conversation and entertainment that is as timeless today as it was back in the day.


And now... Heeere's Johnny!


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