July 6, 1986 |
On the face of it--and the closer you get to him--Johnny Carson seems not very different from other people. He has one best friend he trusts implicitly. He has a beautiful girlfriend he met on the beach. He drives himself to work, to the same job he's had for 24 years. He has three sons and three divorces. He works out regularly, yet smokes excessively. He's dallied with alcohol, but not on the job. He can be mischievous.
July 13, 1990
Members of the Los Angeles film and television industry have scheduled a public memorial service for homeless advocate Mitch Snyder at Hollywood Methodist Church, Highland and Franklin avenues, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The tribute is being organized by Joanne Carson and Edward James Olmos, who are planning eulogies by Valerie Harper, Martin Sheen, Lou Gossett and Casey Kasem. Snyder, 46, was found dead July 5, an apparent suicide, in the Washington shelter he founded.
January 11, 1998
The Screen Actors Guild files suit, seeking an injunction to stop the showing of bloopers from the "Star Trek" television series. SAG, asking for $25,000 in damages, objects to the bloopers because they are embarrassing to the actors. The bloopers are part of the touring show "Gene Roddenberry's World of Star Trek." * Joanne Carson sues ex-husband Johnny Carson in Los Angeles, claiming he has failed to make alimony payments of $12,500 due at the beginning of December and January.
December 27, 1989 |
Buyout Limit: An investor group controlling a 7.6% stake in Irvine Sensors Corp. said it would vote against any proposal to acquire the Costa Mesa maker of infrared sensing devices for less than $2.50 a share. The group includes James Alexiou, Joanne S. Carson, John C. Carson, John J. Stuart Jr., Roger W. Powell and Kenneth T. Lian, all residents of Costa Mesa; Walter E. Garrigan of Santa Monica; Thomas H. Lenagh of Westport, Conn.; Frank P. Ragano of Arlington, Va.; and A. Eugene Sapp Jr.
October 10, 2006 |
The resurgent interest in Truman Capote continues. On the heels of Philip Seymour Hoffman's Oscar-winning portrayal of the famously flamboyant author in last year's "Capote" comes "Infamous," a retelling of the story, this time starring Toby Jones. And now, an auction of Capote memorabilia owned by Joanne Carson, the close friend in whose arms he died in 1984. Capote and Carson met at a 1966 dinner party thrown by publishing powerhouse Bennett Cerf.
December 19, 1991 |
If the scenario sounds familiar, it is: A much-married 50-something British actress/author/perfume spokeswoman performing Noel Coward's "Private Lives." But this time around, it's the redoubtable Joan Collins, not Elizabeth Taylor, and the production (which landed at the Wilshire Theatre in Beverly Hills Tuesday night) was lauded with a starry opening-night reception hosted by the West Hollywood restaurant Orso.