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There’s Johnny!

Clips from classic early episodes of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson – long feared lost – have turned up in a military storage unit. The 16mm film reel...

Ed McMahon

Best known as the longtime sidekick to Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show, Ed McMahon died June 23 at 86. For younger viewers, memories of McMahon may be as much...

Why We Loved Merv Griffin

If you were a young stand-up comedian looking to launch a career in the 1960s and '70s, your ultimate goal was to land a guest spot on Johnny Carson's Tonight...

10 Questions for Gore Vidal

Novelist, essayist, polemicist, all-purpose gadfly and now lion in winter, Gore Vidal has just published a second volume of memoirs, Point to Point Navigation,...

How I Captured Johnny

One of the most unusual images of Johnny Carson appeared on the cover of the May 19, 1967 issue of TIME. Carson had just received a million-dollar contract to...

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Holiday Buying Guide

TIME brings you the best of this year's holiday entertainment gifts, from a bound collection of Marilyn Monroe photography to a boxed retrospective of the films...

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