Yearly Archives: 2005

A Valentine’s Tribute to Johnny Carson

Monday, February 14th, 2005

Please join us MONDAY at the Hollywood Salon:– Monday, February 14th, 2005 — The February Salon falls on Valentine’s Day this year, so we thought it would be a good time to pay tribute to our old friend and trail-blazing Nebraska-to-Hollywood success story, Johnny Carson.  You are invited to attend a very special evening on Monday, February 14th: A Nebraska Valentine to Johnny Carson.  We’ll honor Johnny with a video montage of his life, from Norfolk, Nebraska to UN-L to his long reign as the King of Late-Night. There’ll be special valentine treats and more surprises, so we hope you can make it.  Because it’s Valentine’s Day, we’re going to start a little earlier, and keep things a little shorter.  The normal Salon format will be different:  doors opening at 7pm, then we’ll start right at 7:30 with our half-hour tribute.  Those with hot dates can stop by for the tribute and still make your dinner reservations — those who want to hang out longer will be treated to a retrospective of Johnny Carson’s career highlights and more socializing with the group.  There will be news of Johnny’s bequest to the UN-L Theatre Department, plus a card for you to sign that will be delivered to his family.  Don’t miss out on a chance to say goodbye to a Nebraska Hollywood Legend.

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Jim Crotty

Monday, January 10th, 2005

Please join us TONIGHT at the Hollywood Salon: Monday, January 10th, 2005.  You’re invited to the first Salon of 2005…tonight at CBS-TV. Our guest will be Jim Crotty, writer, travel correspondent, and co-creator of Monk Media, a design, marketing and production empire. A Mutant of Omaha and Northwestern U grad, Jim has made his mark in the national spotlight with feature coverage in the New York Times, LA Times, on MTV, CNN, the BBC, CBS, and NPR, among others. He has written and co-written several books, including How to Talk American (Houghton Mifflin), Mad Monks On the Road (Simon and Schuster), the Mad Monks’ Guides (Frommers/Macmillan), and with his fellow Monk Michael Lane, was travel correspondent for  Jim knows how to sell…yourself and your work. Join this one-of-a-kind Nebraskan at the Salon tonight as he helps you articulate your unique selling proposition, identify your base, and help you sell yourself in a way that gets results, using new technology and old.

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