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    Johnny Carson - Signed Contract (1967). A 33-page, 8.5" x 11" agreement, carbon on onionskin paper, between NBC and Johnny Carson for services from April 24, 1967 through April 19, 1970. The contract stipulates, among other things, that, as "host and master of ceremonies" of "The Tonight Show," Carson was to receive basic compensation of $3,000 per week and eleven weeks vacation with pay, assuming he does not "...suffer...any facial, vocal, mental or physical disability which materially detracts from his physical appearance" and that he "...shall act at all times with due regards for public morals and conventions." Those NBC guys sure are tough negotiators! The document, which is boldly signed by Carson on the last page, is in overall fine condition. There are binder holes at the top of each page, and some damage to the upper corners where the document has been stapled, but these do little to detract from the importance of this important TV artifact. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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