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    Johnny Carson Microphone from the Tonight Show, from the "Art Fern" Skits. Remember Johnny Carson's "Art Fern" and his "Teatime Movie" skits on the Tonight Show? He was the mustached, nasal-voiced TV host, showing atrocious films (such as Dracula Gets Bombed on a Wino), rattling off cast names (usually ending with an animal act such as "Pellets the Nervous Rabbit"), advertising bottom-of-the-barrel stores with his stick pointer ("How do you get there?"), and leering at the blond bombshell "Miss Teatime Matinee Movie" (Carol Wayne and later Teresa Ganzel). This Electro-Voice Mercury model aluminum microphone was used in those racy, rapid-fire "Mighty Carson Art Players" episodes. It measures 10.5" -tall on a 5"-wide base. "Electro-Voice, Inc, Buchanan, Mich." is stamped onto the bottom of the base, along with "Model 423 A" and "Made in United States of America." There are also some markings under the base in black marker. Please note this is not Carson's desk microphone (sold in a previous auction). The "Art Fern" microphone is a relic from one of the best-remembered alter-egos of television's all-time King of Comedy, and is in Excellent condition.

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    April, 2007
    14th-15th Saturday-Sunday
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