Here's Johnny is like sitting with Ed and Johnny over lunch:
The last time I saw Johnny, about a year before he died, we had chicken, a couple of glasses of red wine, and then we just sat there and reminisced, going back and forth the way we did on the show. We talked about our kids, and our careers and the state of America, just two lucky guys who loved each other and the good luck of our careers.
Ed McMahon is the only person who was with Johnny Carson, even before The Tonight Show, when they both first appeared on Who Do You Trust. Now, with Johnny's blessing before he died, McMahon can finally share all the stories that only he knows. From the sofa at Johnny's right, to backstage, to their personal relationship - McMahon will provide a real view of the man who was so careful to only show one side of himself to the public. Brilliant in front of the camera, but shy in person, Carson seldom gave interviews. Only McMahon can tell the stories and provide the insights into the personality that made Johnny Carson more of a friend we invited into our home than a television star.
This entertaining tribute will feature over 200 pictures, many never before published, from both McMahon's and Carson's private archives.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson is an American talk show hosted by Johnny Carson under the Tonight Show franchise from October 1, 1962 through May 22, 1992.It originally aired during late-night. For its first decade, Johnny Carson's The Tonight Show was based at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, with some episodes recorded at NBC-TV's West Coast studios in Burbank, California; on May 1, 1972, the show moved to Burbank as its main venue and remained there exclusively after May 1973 until Carson's retirement. In 2002, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson was ranked No. 12 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time, and in 2013 it was ranked No. 22 on their list of 60 Best Series...
What beautiful and fun memories of a beautiful friendship and two talented and fun men! Lots of laughs behind the scenes given by Ed as the bond between the two men grew and solidified! Respect for each other and a genuine love of making people laugh reveal a special connection between Ed and Johnny! A good book! 55
Enjoyed every page. 55
I enjoyed reading it, but it ended to soon. Would have liked more stories about individual guests that came on the show 35
I enjoyed the book somewhat but most of it was just talking about things that happened on tonight show episodes. 35