Posts Tagged ‘Larry Hagman’

Remembering Larry Hagman

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

The Archive is sad to hear of the passing of actor Larry Hagman, who died on Friday, November 23rd, 2012 at the age of 81. Hagman died of complications from cancer. He’s best remembered for playing two of the most iconic roles in television history, those of “Major Tony Nelson” on I Dream of Jeannie, and “J.R. Ewing” on Dallas.

Below are some selections from Hagman’s 2004 Archive interview:

On getting cast in I Dream of Jeannie:

On the special effects on I Dream of Jeannie:

On the infamous Dallas storyline, “Who Shot J.R.?”

On the final episode of Dallas:

Watch Larry Hagman’s full Archive interview and read his LA Times obituary.

Dallas 2012: The Ewing Boys are Back in Town

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

It’s been 21 years since Dallas left the air, but tonight, the boys of Southfork Ranch return in a reboot of the popular series. J.R. and Bobby Ewing are back, along with their sons, John Ross and Christopher, and of course, Sue Ellen (Dallas just wouldn’t be Dallas without her.)

The original Dallas premiered in 1978 and ran through 1991. Executive Producer Lee Rich describes the origins of the program in his 1999 interview:

Larry Hagman (J.R. Ewing) recalls the now infamous “Who Shot J.R.?” storyline:

And speaks of where we left off with the finale of Dallas:

Here’s where tonight’s version picks up:

Looks like J.R.’s back and badder than ever. We wouldn’t expect anything less.

For more on the original Dallas, visit our show page and creator David Jacobs’ interview (Jacobs isn’t involved with the reboot.)

Calling all “Dallas” Fans – Larry Hagman to auction off personal memorabilia on June 4

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Actor (and Archive of American Television interviewee) Larry Hagman has put some of his memorabilia up for auction–  including Dallas memorabilia and furnishings from his California estate as well as items from the estate of his mother, Mary Martin.

According to the catalog: choice TV 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.

Sadly, there were no original I Dream of Jeannie items to be found….

The beautifully illustrated catalog and details about the online and live auction (in Beverly Hills, CA) can be found online at It’s well worth a look!

Direct link to auction catalog: