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January 30, 2012 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
As a top television comedy director who won an Emmy directing "The Dick Van Dyke Show"in the early 1960s, John Rich was faced with a tough choice in 1970. On the same day he received a phone call from Mary Tyler Moore wanting to set up a meeting to discuss his directing the initial episode of her new TV series, he got a call from Norman Lear who wanted to send him a script for a pilot he was about to produce. Rich was impressed with both scripts, but he was shocked by the "unusually explicit language" he found in Lear's offering.
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November 13, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Time
Actress Jane Fonda and music producer Richard Perry have bought an estate in Beverly Hills for $7.3 million. The Trousdale Estates property was the longtime home of Emmy-winning television director John Rich. The two-story home, built in 1961 and completely renovated, features a glass elevator, vaulted ceilings, three fireplaces, four bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms and more than 7,500 square feet of living space. There are photovoltaic panels, a solar-heated swimming pool and other energy-saving amenities.
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HOME & GARDEN
June 6, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Television and film director John Rich has listed his longtime home in the Trousdale Estates area of Beverly Hills for $11.9 million. Rich worked on such iconic '60s shows as "All in the Family," "Bonanza" and "Gilligan's Island. " This is the first time the completely renovated two-story house has been on the market in more than 44 years. It features a glass-paneled stairway and a glass elevator that leads to a gallery and a post-and-beam living room with vaulted ceilings and a stacked stone fireplace.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 2012 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
As a top television comedy director who won an Emmy directing "The Dick Van Dyke Show"in the early 1960s, John Rich was faced with a tough choice in 1970. On the same day he received a phone call from Mary Tyler Moore wanting to set up a meeting to discuss his directing the initial episode of her new TV series, he got a call from Norman Lear who wanted to send him a script for a pilot he was about to produce. Rich was impressed with both scripts, but he was shocked by the "unusually explicit language" he found in Lear's offering.
BUSINESS
November 13, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Time
Actress Jane Fonda and music producer Richard Perry have bought an estate in Beverly Hills for $7.3 million. The Trousdale Estates property was the longtime home of Emmy-winning television director John Rich. The two-story home, built in 1961 and completely renovated, features a glass elevator, vaulted ceilings, three fireplaces, four bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms and more than 7,500 square feet of living space. There are photovoltaic panels, a solar-heated swimming pool and other energy-saving amenities.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 5, 2006 | Randy Lewis
John Rich "Underneath the Same Moon" (BNA/Legacy) * * DYLAN once sang "there's no success like failure, and failure's no success at all," but in the music business there's no such thing as failure after success comes around. Case in point: John Rich's debut solo album, recorded and shelved five years before he and songwriting partner Kenny Alphin hit it big and rich as Big & Rich.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2007 | Mikael Wood, Special to The Times
The music of Jewel can be described in many ways: Pretty. Unabashedly romantic. Wispy. But hard-core it is not. Saturday at Spaceland, though, John Rich -- half of the million-selling country duo Big & Rich -- asked the capacity crowd: "How bad-ass was that?" Jewel had just played "Near You Always," a fragile folk-pop ballad from her blockbuster debut, "Pieces of You." The answer? Not very. Still, you had to forgive Rich's enthusiasm, since he was onstage for a good cause: Nashville Meets L.A.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 6, 2005 | Michael McCall, Special to The Times.
The Pub of Love, a funky downtown hole in the wall, sat only six blocks from Music Row before it closed two years ago. But for Kenny Alphin and John Rich of the million-selling country duo Big & Rich, that distance represents the difference between the bottom and the top. "Dude, you couldn't get any lower than where we were," says Alphin, who performs under the stage name Big Kenny. "But that only makes success that much sweeter."
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February 27, 2005 | Dinah Eng, Special to The Times
John RIDLEY'S worn a lot of hats as a writer -- novelist, screenwriter, journalist and commentator -- but no project has given him as much joy as penning his first play, "Ten Thousand Years," a story of war from the perspective of Japanese pilots during World War II.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 15, 2000 | AMY WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Alan Smithee, the mysterious but prolific director whose 30-year career has been marked by controversy, is failing and may never work again. His problem isn't illness or old age, some say, but screenwriter Joe Eszterhas. Smithee is the pseudonym slapped on a film when a director demands that his own name be removed from the credits.
HOME & GARDEN
June 6, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Television and film director John Rich has listed his longtime home in the Trousdale Estates area of Beverly Hills for $11.9 million. Rich worked on such iconic '60s shows as "All in the Family," "Bonanza" and "Gilligan's Island. " This is the first time the completely renovated two-story house has been on the market in more than 44 years. It features a glass-paneled stairway and a glass elevator that leads to a gallery and a post-and-beam living room with vaulted ceilings and a stacked stone fireplace.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2007 | Mikael Wood, Special to The Times
The music of Jewel can be described in many ways: Pretty. Unabashedly romantic. Wispy. But hard-core it is not. Saturday at Spaceland, though, John Rich -- half of the million-selling country duo Big & Rich -- asked the capacity crowd: "How bad-ass was that?" Jewel had just played "Near You Always," a fragile folk-pop ballad from her blockbuster debut, "Pieces of You." The answer? Not very. Still, you had to forgive Rich's enthusiasm, since he was onstage for a good cause: Nashville Meets L.A.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 5, 2006 | Randy Lewis
John Rich "Underneath the Same Moon" (BNA/Legacy) * * DYLAN once sang "there's no success like failure, and failure's no success at all," but in the music business there's no such thing as failure after success comes around. Case in point: John Rich's debut solo album, recorded and shelved five years before he and songwriting partner Kenny Alphin hit it big and rich as Big & Rich.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 6, 2005 | Michael McCall, Special to The Times.
The Pub of Love, a funky downtown hole in the wall, sat only six blocks from Music Row before it closed two years ago. But for Kenny Alphin and John Rich of the million-selling country duo Big & Rich, that distance represents the difference between the bottom and the top. "Dude, you couldn't get any lower than where we were," says Alphin, who performs under the stage name Big Kenny. "But that only makes success that much sweeter."
ENTERTAINMENT
February 27, 2005 | Dinah Eng, Special to The Times
John RIDLEY'S worn a lot of hats as a writer -- novelist, screenwriter, journalist and commentator -- but no project has given him as much joy as penning his first play, "Ten Thousand Years," a story of war from the perspective of Japanese pilots during World War II.
NEWS
October 11, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Randy Owen is recording a solo album after more than 25 years of hits with country band Alabama. His album doesn't have a name or release date yet, but Owen said it could be out as early as January. The 57-year-old performer said he's writing and co-writing songs for the project, and John Rich of Big and Rich is producing. Alabama gave its farewell performance in 2003.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1995 | BILL BILLITER
The City Council has appointed five people to its newly created citizens' Financial Advisory Committee. The council last week named Robert F. (Woody) Rickerl, John Everett, Rich Freschi, Dave Parker and Noel McDonald to the panel. The five committee members later will add two people of their choosing. The committee is being asked to provide information and advice to the City Council on financial matters, including the city budget.
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