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    "Saturday Night Live" Signed "Anyone Can Host" Scrapbook. In 1977, the producers of "Saturday Night Live" held the "Anyone Can Host" contest, in which one lucky viewer would get to host the show. Finalists Miskel Spillman, Richard Canipe, Connie Crawford, David Lewis, and Deb Blair appeared on the November 19 episode, and 80-year-old grandmother Mrs. Spillman of New Orleans was selected by viewers in a mail-in vote -- making her not only the show's first non-celebrity host, but also its oldest. Featured is a personalized scrapbook made for Mrs. Spillman by the cast and crew of the series, collecting dozens of the ballots sent in by viewers who voted in favor of her, and presented to her on December 17, the night of the show aired. On the first page is a typed letter on NBC letterhead and signed by various cast and crew members, including Lorne Michaels, Al Franken, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Buck Henry, Jane Curtin, Bill Murray, Don Pardo, Laraine Newman, and Garrett Morris, among others. The book is in great condition overall, with some minor discoloration to the embossed cover and browning of the interior pages due to aging of the adhesive on the photo album-style pages. A unique and intriguing piece of television history. With COA from PSA/DNA.

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