Thursday, September 04, 2014
From 1966 and 1968: TV Guide Chronicles Joan Rivers' Early Career
"The Only Problem With Joan is to Quiet Her Down": Check out this picture feature from the March 5, 1966 issue of TV Guide magazine, as cameras followed a nervous Rivers on an early visit to "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson." Rivers, of course, would eventually become Carson's permanent guest host -- until she launched "The Late Show" on Fox in 1986.
Meanwhile, below, in the August 10, 1968 profile "The Last Girl in Larchmont to Get Married" -- featuring a photo of Rivers with her then 7-month-old daughter Melissa -- takes a deeper look at the comedienne, including Carson's prediction after her first "Tonight Show" visit in 1965 that "You're going to be a big star."