Paul Rauch, R.I.P.

By Marlena De Lacroix a.k.a. Connie Passalacqua Hayman Paul Rauch, surely the greatest executive producer in daytime soap history, died today in Manhattan at 79 following an illness.   Marlena had the honor of covering and knowing Paul from 1980 onward, during which he was executive producer of Another World, Texas, One Life to Live, … [Read more...]

Happy First Anniversary, Dear Thinking Fans!

By Marlena De Lacroix A year ago, my husband Moose claimed he heard voices late at night in our Gramercy Park apartment.  One night he woke me up and said, "Listen Marlena ... listen to that voice." "Build it and they will they will come," came a whispered male voice from the direction of the kitchen. "Moose," I said, "isn't that Ray … [Read more...]

He’s Back: Paul Rauch for Real!

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 … [Read more...]