Hat worn by Larry Hagman in the role of J. R. Ewing on the TV Series Dallas

Hat worn by Larry Hagman in the role of J. R. Ewing on the TV Series Dallas

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Hat worn by Larry Hagman in the role of J.R. Ewing on the television series Dallas, which aired on CBS from 1978-1991. The light brown felt cowboy hat has a feather hatband and leather band inside.
One of the longest running hour-long television dramas in American history, Dallas revolved around the lives of the often feuding Ewing family and their oil company in Texas. The show originally focused on the wedding of Bobby Ewing and Pamela Barnes, but later centered on the greedy and corrupt oil tycoon, J.R. Ewing. The third season's cliffhanger finale left the entire nation wondering who shot J.R., and when the fourth season premiered, it became one of the highest viewed television episodes in history thanks to the millions of people who tuned in to find out the answer to that question.
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Object Name
Date made
1973 - 1983
user; actor
Hagman, Larry
place made
United States: Texas, Garland
Physical Description
felt (overall material)
leather (overall material)
feathers (overall material)
stone (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
synthetic fibers (overall material)
overall: 7 3/4 in x 12 1/2 in x 15 3/4 in; 19.685 cm x 31.75 cm x 40.005 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Dallas {Television Program}
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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