Lloyd J. Schwartz

Producer


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About this interview

In his nearly three-hour interview, Lloyd J. Schwartz talks about his early years including his memories of appearing on the set of the shows his father Sherwood Schwartz produced, including Gilligan's Island. He talks about his entry into television as an associate producer and dialogue coach on The Brady Bunch. He speaks in great detail about working with the adult and child cast of the show, discusses memorable episodes (including "54-40 and Fight," "Getting Davy Jones," "Hawaii Bound," "The Subject Was Noses," and "Bobby's Hero"), and comments on the series pop culture significance. He talks about his work as a writer on such series as Love, American Style and Alice and his work as an executive producer on series such as Harper Valley PTA. Schwartz describes the popular television movie sequels to Gilligan's Island for which he served as producer in the late '70s and early '80s. He describes his work as a writer and producer on the various "Brady" spin-offs: The Brady Bunch Hour, The Brady Brides, and The Bradys. Lastly, he discusses producing the syndicated series The Munsters Today, which ran from 1988-91 and the reality series The Real Gilligan's Island (2004-05). Karen Herman conducted the interview in Studio City, CA on September 18, 2007.

"I don't understand what, 'knew that it was much more than a hunch' means.  I've talked to Dad about it and he said, 'I needed a rhyme for 'bunch'. And then he'd say, 'look I showed them how well the song has done, so don't argue with me.'"

Highlights
Lloyd Schwartz on being a dialogue coach on It's About Time
02:42
Lloyd Schwartz on visiting a rehearsal of The Frank Sinatra Show as a child
01:05
Lloyd Schwartz on being hired as dialogue coach for The Brady Bunch
01:31
Lloyd Schwartz on spinoffs, movies and other Brady Bunch projects; on the legacy of the series
18:37
Lloyd Schwartz on Gilligan's Island and its production challenges
Full Interview

Chapter 1

On his early years; on his father producer Sherwood Schwartz
12:50
On his first experiences with television; on visiting the set of Gilligan's Island; on being a dialogue coach for It's About Time; on writing; on being hired as dialogue coach on The Brady Bunch

Chapter 2

On the production of The Brady Bunch

Chapter 3

On working with the cast and crew of The Brady Bunch

Chapter 4

On working with Brady Bunch directors; ibmemorable episodes of The Brady Bunch

Chapter 5

On spinoffs, movies and other Brady Bunch projects; on the legacy of the series
18:37
On joining ABC as an executive; on other projects he has worked on 

Chapter 6

On his then-current projects; on his advice to aspring professionals; on how he would like to be rememebered
Shows

Brady Brides, The

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Lloyd Schwartz on spinoffs, movies and other Brady Bunch projects; on the legacy of the series
18:37

Brady Bunch, The

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Lloyd Schwartz on being hired as dialogue coach for The Brady Bunch
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Lloyd J. Schwartz on the production of The Brady Bunch
Lloyd J. Schwartz on working with the cast and crew of The Brady Bunch
Lloyd J. Schwartz on working with Brady Bunch directors; ibmemorable episodes of The Brady Bunch
Lloyd Schwartz on spinoffs, movies and other Brady Bunch projects; on the legacy of the series
18:37

Frank Sinatra Show, The (1957-58)

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Lloyd Schwartz on visiting a rehearsal of The Frank Sinatra Show as a child
01:05

Gilligan's Island

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Lloyd Schwartz on visiting the set of his father's show Gilligan's Island
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Lloyd Schwartz on Gilligan's Island and its production challenges

It's About Time

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Lloyd Schwartz on being a dialogue coach on It's About Time
02:42

Very Brady Christmas, A

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Lloyd Schwartz on spinoffs, movies and other Brady Bunch projects; on the legacy of the series
18:37
People

Imogene Coca

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Lloyd Schwartz on being a dialogue coach on It's About Time
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Joe E. Ross

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Lloyd Schwartz on being a dialogue coach on It's About Time
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Frank Sinatra

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Lloyd Schwartz on visiting a rehearsal of The Frank Sinatra Show as a child
01:05

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