J.R.'s hat steals the show at Paris 'Dallas' auction

11th July 2007, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, July 10, 2007 (AFP) - A Stetson cowboy hat worn by the character J.R. in the hit 1980s US series "Dallas" grabbed the limelight at a Paris charity auction Tuesday of memorabilia from the TV show set in Texas.

PARIS, July 10, 2007 (AFP) - A Stetson cowboy hat worn by the character J.R. in the hit 1980s US series "Dallas" grabbed the limelight at a Paris charity auction Tuesday of memorabilia from the TV show set in Texas.

The headwear fetched 1,200 euros (1,650 dollars) in heated bidding at an upmarket Champs-Elysees hotel attended by "Dallas" stars Larry Hagman, Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy.

In total, the auction, for a French group called Hopital Sourire that puts on clown shows and buys medical equipment for sick children, raised 12,500 euros.

"It's a big success. We sold everything -- in all, some 40 pieces of clothing," the head auctioneer, Jacques Rivat, said.

Other items that went under the hammer were Sue Ellen's necklace, which sold for 700 euros, and other lots that went for lesser figures.

Around 400 people packed into the room for the event, many of them fans of the television show.

The "Dallas" cast were later to head to France's biggest country music gathering, in the southwest of the country, to present the charity cheque to Hopital Sourire.

"'Dallas' for us is the ultimate symbol of country music," said Valerie Vedovato, of the auction house. "It's the Stetson, the entire look -- it really connects with the festival."


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