Richard Bare Interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Richard Bare (1909-2015)

Interviewed by: Gene Reynolds

Director Richard Bare (Green Acres, Petticoat Junction, 77 Sunset Strip) shares stories from his long career in both television and feature films, including helming nearly every episode of Green Acres’ six season run.

Director Richard Bare recalls how a short film he made while a teacher at USC led to his long career working at Warner Brothers directing shorts, features, and television.

Richard Bare, who directed 168 of 170 episodes of Green Acres, describes how he started on the series, and how Producer Jay Sommers backed him up in an early creative conflict with Eva Gabor.

Bare discusses his role in the early days of Warner Brothers television productions, including how he helped discover James Garner for the title role in Maverick.