'As it was originally written, DALLAS was really about Patrick Duffy and Victoria Principal. She was from the wrong side of the tracks and we were the rich family and they were getting married, they loved each other, blah, blah, blah. It was focused on them. I was just the brother...' Written with US WEEKLY Bureau Chief, Todd Gold, HELLO DARLIN' is a forthright look at Hagman's star-studded career. From his early days opposite Barbara Eden on I DREAM OF JEANNIE, to the show that turned him into an international celebrity and led him to become the biggest screen villain of the eighties as power-mad oil baron JR Ewing on Dallas. Hagman tells all about the trials and turmoil and the intrigue and dangers of filming DALLAS, and also the madness that ensued when it became one of the most popular television shows in history. His Stetson now resides in the Smithsonian and over 400 million fans in eighty-five countries had to find out just who shot JR. Even the parliament in Turkey adjourned so representatives could rush to their TV sets. To put it in JR's own words, 'Once you got rid of the integrity, the rest was a piece of cake'.
This 2001 hardback first edition is in a very good condition. The glossy dustjacket shows few signs of shelf-wear and is unpriceclipped. The top edge is slightly turned and the corners are slightly bumped. The black cloth boards are unmarked and gilt-stamped on the spine. The page block is clean and bright. This edition has been an inscription by the author in black marker pen on the title page: 'To Margaret, Merry Christmas, Larry Hagman'.