Thinking Fans Comment Update Sept. 20: Christian in Boston loved Rauch’s OLTL except for the lighting (bring sunglasses!) … James expresses respect … but Cherry Ames lists Rauch’s soap sins, chapter and verse … and more. See Comments below.
By Marlena De Lacroix
Paul Rauch. That name may send you screaming from the room if you ever worked for him unsuccessfully, if you judge a man in totality by his bad soaps (Santa Barbara, Guiding Light) or if you are a typical internet poster who relies on rumors, innuendo and chapters of tell-all memoirs.
But now that Rauch is back as co-executive producer of The Young and the Restless (at the age of 74, after recovering from a heart attack) I’d like to offer some first person testimony. And I can do it freely and ethically because I am a journalist, and don’t have to work for him. I knew and interviewed Rauch regularly from 1980-2001
I’ve always maintained that despite his stormy temperament and the people he is said to have hurt, Paul is a genius.
when he was in New York executive-producing Another World, Texas, One Life to Live and Guiding Light. Like everyone, I had terrible, terrible times with him (I have stories — let’s just say [Read more…]