Backstage at the Tonight Show: From Johnny Carson to Jay Leno

Backstage at the Tonight Show: From Johnny Carson to Jay Leno

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by Don Sweeney
     
 

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This book is a collection of celebrity vignettes and anecdotes from the peak years of the Tonight Show, and includes behind-the-scenes looks at more than two dozen celebrities, including Joan Rivers, Bill Cosby, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Tony Randall, Don Rickles, Stevie Wonder, Martin Short, Liza Minnelli, Ed McMahon, and Johnny Carson himself. With an eye for the…  See more details below

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This book is a collection of celebrity vignettes and anecdotes from the peak years of the Tonight Show, and includes behind-the-scenes looks at more than two dozen celebrities, including Joan Rivers, Bill Cosby, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Tony Randall, Don Rickles, Stevie Wonder, Martin Short, Liza Minnelli, Ed McMahon, and Johnny Carson himself. With an eye for the eccentric, amusing, or downright bizarre, Sweeney's brief portraits offer a glimpse at celebrity from the other side of the curtain.

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Midwest Book Review - Diane C. Donovan
A recommended pick for not only The Tonight Show viewers past and present, but for any who enjoy celebrity exposes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589796379
Publisher:
Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date:
04/27/2006
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
719,187
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Don Sweeney was Music Supervisor with the Tonight Show until his departure in 1995. A professional musician himself, his band was asked by Johnny Carson to play at several Tonight Show anniversary parties throughout the 1980s. He lives in Los Angeles, CA.

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