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JR Dallas Memorabilia up for Auction

Larry Hagman
Larry Hagman

Larry Hagman - better known as the larger-than-life, money obsessed, JR Ewing from Dallas - is holding an auction in Los Angeles to sell off hundreds of his personal possessions.
The actor says that he is downsizing and putting his vast collection of memorabillia, which includes cowboy hats and original scripts for Dallas, up for auction.

Mr Hagman gave an exclusive preview tour at Julien's Auction house in Beverly Hills ahead of the sale on Saturday 4 June. He also saddled up for a celebrity horse ride down Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills, California along with actress Linda Evans (of Sue Ellen fame)

The Julien’s Auctions Collection of Larry Hagman contains over 400 items from his life and career. Larry Hagman, stage, film and television actor, producer, director, and charitable spokesman, is best known for his roles as the villainous JR Ewing in Dallas and Major Tony Nelson in I Dream of Jeannie. During his remarkable career Hagman and his wife Maj have collected fine antiques and collectibles and memorabilia from a career that spans over 50 years. This sale offers an abundance of elegant furnishings from their hilltop estate Heaven, a spectacular property built by the Hagmans in 1991 overlooking the Ojai Valley.

Highlights coming to the block include an 18th century Spanish Colonial painting of the Madonna and Child (Est. $4000/$6000), an antique Italian credenza (Est. $3000/$6000), a Rosewood Regency drop leaf table (Est. $2,000/$3,000), a set of ten Chippendale style dining chairs with needlepoint upholstery (Est. $3,000/$5,000) a British Sterling Silver tray (Est. $4,000/$6,000)and many pieces of modern and contemporary art including works by Rhonda Roland Shearer, Barton Benes, Bruce Killen, and Kristina Hagman.

In true style and spirit of Dallas many Western selections are highlighted in the sale including the magnificent Edward Bohlin Diamond Supreme sterling mounted parade saddle (Est. $60,000-$80,000), guns, knives, artifacts, furnishings, and many custom cowboy hats and pairs of boots which are monogrammed for Larry Hagman or worn by Larry Hagman as J.R. Ewing. in Dallas. Items include those by makers Charlie 1 Horse, Stetson, Nocona, and Tony Lama (Estimates ranging from $100/$200 to $1000/$2000).

Choice memorabilia items include Dallas scripts (estimates ranging between $250 to $800), games, trading cards, photographs, instruments, and clothing. There are also a variety of awards and items representing Hagman’s interests in various causes, including anti-smoking campaigns, organ donation, solar power, Harley-Davidson Bikers Against Diabetes, the Ojai Festival, and more.

For more info visit www.juliensauctions.com/auctions/2011/larry-hagman/index.html

This auction is also proud to showcase items from the estate of Mary Martin, Hagman’s mother and acclaimed stage actress in her own right. Some of the highlights include a cast signed sailor hat from South Pacific (Est. $1000/$2000), an Arthur Rackham signed limited edition of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan ($2000/$3000), a sterling presentation gift box from Noel Coward (Est. $800/$1,200), a Giannini acoustic guitar used in The Sound of Music (Est. $800/$1000), artwork, clothing, furniture, vintage travel trunks, and jewelry and a remarkable 14K gold charm bracelet featuring charms gifted by the casts of some of Martin’s most famous stage productions (Est. $2000/$3000).

On 8 November 2010, members of the cast from the television show Dallas including Larry Hagman aka J.R. Ewing, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray gather around United Country Auction Services President Mike Jones and wife Lori at the Dallas 30th Anniversary Cast Reunion & Ewing Barbeque at the Southfork Ranch in Parker, Texas. United Country Auction Services sponsored the event and conducted a benefit auction on behalf of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, National Kidney Foundation and A Strong Voice for Green Initiatives.

 
 
 
 

   
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