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March 12, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Ron Popeil, the inventor and pitchman without parallel who founded the company Ronco, has listed his Rancho Quinta Ladera for sale in the Santa Barbara area at $4.995 million. The 150-acre manzanita- and oak-studded property includes riding trails, natural springs and 360-degree views. An 1898 adobe house, a guest house, a swimming pool, a pool house, outbuildings, a six-stall barn, a riding arena, riding pens and a 700-tree olive grove are among the amenities. There are five bedrooms and three bathrooms.
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March 12, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Ron Popeil, the inventor and pitchman without parallel who founded the company Ronco, has listed his Rancho Quinta Ladera for sale in the Santa Barbara area at $4.995 million. The 150-acre manzanita- and oak-studded property includes riding trails, natural springs and 360-degree views. An 1898 adobe house, a guest house, a swimming pool, a pool house, outbuildings, a six-stall barn, a riding arena, riding pens and a 700-tree olive grove are among the amenities. There are five bedrooms and three bathrooms.
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June 3, 1997 | From Associated Press
From the world of Ron Popeil, some random pith and vinegar: "You and I have never met, but in a way we really have." --Popeil, in the preface of his autobiography, "The Salesman of the Century" "I'm in awe of Velcro. The guy who came up with Velcro, that's the real inventor. I would give up everything I have created in my life to have thought of Velcro."
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December 4, 2009 | By Lauren Beale
Inventor and master pitchman Ron Popeil, who sold his Ronco marketing company in 2005 for $55 million, has listed a gated Beverly Hills home for sale. The English country-style house sits on more than an acre containing a lighted north-south tennis court, a large pool with a deck area and a two-story guesthouse. There are six bedrooms and 8 1/2 bathrooms in 4,555 square feet of living space. But wait, there's more! The main house has elaborate wood ceilings, extensive French doors and windows, dramatic slate floors and mountain and canyon views.
HOME & GARDEN
December 4, 2009 | By Lauren Beale
Inventor and master pitchman Ron Popeil, who sold his Ronco marketing company in 2005 for $55 million, has listed a gated Beverly Hills home for sale. The English country-style house sits on more than an acre containing a lighted north-south tennis court, a large pool with a deck area and a two-story guesthouse. There are six bedrooms and 8 1/2 bathrooms in 4,555 square feet of living space. But wait, there's more! The main house has elaborate wood ceilings, extensive French doors and windows, dramatic slate floors and mountain and canyon views.
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June 19, 1995 | From Bloomberg Business News
Ron Popeil, who has probably sold more gadgets than any salesman alive, said he is negotiating to sell all or part of his Beverly Hills company to a housewares concern or an investment banking company. Popeil is the creator of the Veg-O-Matic, the inside-the-shell egg scrambler and, more recently, fake hair in a can. "I would expect a sale to be completed in three to four months," the infomercial king said.
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June 3, 1997 | TED ANTHONY, ASSOCIATED PRESS
For once, he is not on TV when he says it, that line usually belted out long after midnight on upper cable channels. It is, really, Ron Popeil's mantra. "LOOK at this!" he resonates. "Isn't this aMAZing?!" He's in a sweatsuit backstage at QVC, the cable home-shopping network, prepping for a 12-minute spot to unveil his newest innovation. But his mind is fixated momentarily on a previous Popeil product: GLH-9, better known as hair in a can. Simply discussing it doesn't do.
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December 15, 1995 | ROY RIVENBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This article is not available in stores! For a limited time only, you can own one of the most amazing works in journalism history! It illuminates! It entertains! It washes and waxes your car! It also tells the strange saga of TV pitchman Ron Popeil, a tale involving murder plots, multiple wives and a diet of chicken feet. But wait. There's more! Act now and we'll throw in Dear Abby, Laugh Lines and 39 comic strips absolutely free! For four decades, Popeil has sliced, diced and Mr.
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August 10, 2006 | Mark Sachs
LATE-NIGHT cable fans can recite his taglines like something out of a Schwarzenegger flick: "The only tears you'll shed will be tears of joy." "But wait, there's more." And the hands-down fave: "Set it -- and forget it." In the three-easy-payments world of infomercial pitchmen, Ron Popeil is the gold standard. The Biography Channel gives the 71-year-old Beverly Hills resident his due Tuesday at 5 p.m. (repeating at 9) -- an hourlong special on Popeil's remarkable Ronco rise.
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August 30, 2005 | David Colker, Times Staff Writer
Five decades after slicing and dicing his way into television history, the pitchman who gave America the Chop-O-Matic, the Veg-O-Matic, Mr. Microphone and the Pocket Fisherman has sold something else: his company. "But wait, there's more!" Ronco Corp. founder Ron Popeil said Monday. "This means I have the time to invent more products!"
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August 10, 2006 | Mark Sachs
LATE-NIGHT cable fans can recite his taglines like something out of a Schwarzenegger flick: "The only tears you'll shed will be tears of joy." "But wait, there's more." And the hands-down fave: "Set it -- and forget it." In the three-easy-payments world of infomercial pitchmen, Ron Popeil is the gold standard. The Biography Channel gives the 71-year-old Beverly Hills resident his due Tuesday at 5 p.m. (repeating at 9) -- an hourlong special on Popeil's remarkable Ronco rise.
BUSINESS
August 30, 2005 | David Colker, Times Staff Writer
Five decades after slicing and dicing his way into television history, the pitchman who gave America the Chop-O-Matic, the Veg-O-Matic, Mr. Microphone and the Pocket Fisherman has sold something else: his company. "But wait, there's more!" Ronco Corp. founder Ron Popeil said Monday. "This means I have the time to invent more products!"
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June 3, 1997 | From Associated Press
From the world of Ron Popeil, some random pith and vinegar: "You and I have never met, but in a way we really have." --Popeil, in the preface of his autobiography, "The Salesman of the Century" "I'm in awe of Velcro. The guy who came up with Velcro, that's the real inventor. I would give up everything I have created in my life to have thought of Velcro."
BUSINESS
June 3, 1997 | TED ANTHONY, ASSOCIATED PRESS
For once, he is not on TV when he says it, that line usually belted out long after midnight on upper cable channels. It is, really, Ron Popeil's mantra. "LOOK at this!" he resonates. "Isn't this aMAZing?!" He's in a sweatsuit backstage at QVC, the cable home-shopping network, prepping for a 12-minute spot to unveil his newest innovation. But his mind is fixated momentarily on a previous Popeil product: GLH-9, better known as hair in a can. Simply discussing it doesn't do.
NEWS
December 15, 1995 | ROY RIVENBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This article is not available in stores! For a limited time only, you can own one of the most amazing works in journalism history! It illuminates! It entertains! It washes and waxes your car! It also tells the strange saga of TV pitchman Ron Popeil, a tale involving murder plots, multiple wives and a diet of chicken feet. But wait. There's more! Act now and we'll throw in Dear Abby, Laugh Lines and 39 comic strips absolutely free! For four decades, Popeil has sliced, diced and Mr.
BUSINESS
June 19, 1995 | From Bloomberg Business News
Ron Popeil, who has probably sold more gadgets than any salesman alive, said he is negotiating to sell all or part of his Beverly Hills company to a housewares concern or an investment banking company. Popeil is the creator of the Veg-O-Matic, the inside-the-shell egg scrambler and, more recently, fake hair in a can. "I would expect a sale to be completed in three to four months," the infomercial king said.
BUSINESS
November 18, 2013 | David Lazarus
What if a shadowy organization told you it had been quietly keeping its eye on you and had concluded that you were exactly the sort of person who should be privy to its secrets for wealth and power? What if that organization promised the success and youthful vitality of investment guru Warren Buffett and Viacom chief Sumner Redstone, who already possess these secrets? And what if all this could all be yours absolutely free? "I'd think it was a scam," said Los Angeles resident Jim York, 60, who recently received a 10-page letter from a recruiter identifying himself only as Bill.
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March 26, 1997 | (Associated Press)
Ronco Inc., maker of the Popeil Pocket Fisherman, Veg-O-Matic and other products advertised on television, has agreed to be acquired by LA Group Inc. for $25 million in cash and stock. The deal should be completed within two months, LA Group President and Chief Executive Daniel Fasano said. LA Group, based in Rochester, N.Y., sells products through infomercials and "Seen on TV" kiosks in retail stores.
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