Big fan of Larry Hagman here. I watched I Dream of Jeannie reruns after school and got totally hooked on the original Dallas on DVD a few years ago. I’ve been enjoying the new Dallas reboot on TNT, too, and was sad when Hagman died at the end of last year. The penthouse condo he had in Santa Monica is on the market now for $5.2 million, so I had to take a look…
Over the holidays I read Barbara Eden’s book Jeannie Out of the Bottle, mostly because I wanted to hear what Hagman was like to work with. She had one hair-raising story after the other and says she spent most of the time between scenes hiding in her dressing room from his tantrums. However, after he got sober, they became friends. She even had a guest turn on Dallas with him.
By all accounts, Hagman was quirky and funny and truly one of a kind. I think his personality is reflected in some of the things you see in his former home.
Doesn’t that bottle in the dining room look like something from the set of Jeannie?
The condo has 2 bedrooms and 2.5 baths.
Not sure if his pet cheetah comes with it…?
The listing agent says:
Top floor very front penthouse at the much sought after One Zero One Ocean. This extraordinary one of a kind penthouse is truly the King of the Coast and was home to the late legendary Larry Hagman. Floor to ceiling windows wrap the entire 3000 sf and frame endless views of the Pacific from Palos Verdes to Malibu and all the way out to Catalina Island. Semi private glass elevator shared with only 7 other residences opens directly into the unit.
The framed money looks like something J.R. would have in his bathroom:
I’m guessing that you’re paying $5.2 million for the location and the view–not to mention the celebrity history.
Three years ago Hagman puts his Ojai estate known as “Heaven” on the market. You can see photos of it here.
Dallas returned for a second season on TNT last week. It’s been so much fun watching some of the original characters like J.R.’s ex Sue Ellen, his brother Bobby, and long-time rival Cliff Barnes spar with him again. Hagman taped 6 episodes before his death, and a funeral for J.R. will air in March. I’ll be glued to the TV, tissues in hand.