Eyewear On Dallas

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  1. Mel O'Kalikimaka

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    Ordering a new pair of sunglasses recently got me thinking about some of the shades and specs worn on Dallas over the years.

    I thought it would be good to have a thread where we can post pictures.

    The pair that first springs to mind for me is the rose lensed aviators Larry wore when JR ejected Alan Beam from the Ewing Barbecue for ungentlemanly behaviour (I'm sure these were at the back of my mind when ordering rose lenses for my latest pair):

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    I also seem to fondly remember Donna rocking some mirrored aviators in the early Eighties.

    And then there were Bobby's Roy Orbison acetates post-shooting. Which were certainly... a statement.

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    It's just occurred to me that none of the younger generation - that is the four Ewing brothers and their wives - wore spectacles. Cliff may have in later years, but the only younger character I can think of wearing specs is Muriel. Although there was that modelling gig of Lucy and Peter's.

    But at least we got that beautiful wordless scene where Ellie removed Jocks glasses as he slept.


    Have you got any favourites that were worn by the characters over the years?
     
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    Rockin' it stylishly from the poolside:

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    Those might have been the same pair he wore at the first barbecue when he's talking to some extras about having "a rose-coloured outlook on life" -- which sounds like a Hagman-esque adlib in reference to his glasses -- before being interrupted by Sue Ellen.

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    Oh good spot. They certainly look the same to me (though I'd be more sure if his hat wasn't covering the bridge).


    Oh goodness. I can't even remember that, but it sounds like a piece of dialogue that adds a layer or two to the reality of the Ewings' world. And he beat Pollyanna to the post by over a dozen years.
     
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    I know Jim Davis may have been ill at the time but I did like Jock with the glasses.

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    Harv Smithfield's Pince-nez glasses were unique. Surely he wore these since his early days as a lawyer in the 1930's or so. Very FDR.

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    Lucy couldn't help giving them a go when in JR's office to ask for his support in launching a singing career during the Garnet McGee episode. She seemed amused if not terribly impressed by what she saw through the lenses.

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    Each and every one of us, should be lined up and shot for not identifying this legendary pair of - what are they? - monacles? - first! I could never understand how they stayed on his face.
     
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    Maybe they were glued on around 1940's.
     
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    *Gulps*

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    I like this thread :cool1
     
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    Ms Barbara Walsh

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    dreaming of a prom night with Lawrence Templeton:

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    JR's eyewear in the later seasons.

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    Bobby (and hand of Katherine)
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    Another one of JR in the later years, season 11 or 12.

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